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Painting Calipers

Im gettin some thinner spoked wheels..probably some black steel ones..and wanted to paint my calipers cuz im gunna have em in the rear too with the xploder axle..

which color..

im just gunna throw out some colors..

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other

im going for a clean slick show look..
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I thiink silver would look best on your truck!
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right same here..but you think silver will stick out alot..i wanna get htem things blinging...

cuz when im drivin i wanna see em..and if anybody drivin by knew anythin bout rangers they would be like discs in the rear..oh hes pimpin it haha
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I think they will stick out and not be gaudy at the same time. I don't think red or green would look on solid black truck.
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those were just 2 other ones that local people thought up of
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REd... red jsut looks the best, it looks sporty and you notice it...


dont the impreza sti's have red caplipers stock...
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neon green would be awesome!!!!!!
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REd... red jsut looks the best, it looks sporty and you notice it...


dont the impreza sti's have red caplipers stock...
I think Brembo uses red calipers.. kinda their signature, like on Porsches.

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neon green would be awesome!!!!!!

OR sonic pink!
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plus the silver might get lost in the rotor... if you want it to stand out but not look retarded go with red...

sure its on a red truck but still...

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sure its on a red truck but still...


Huh? His truck is Black dude!
By the way I can't see your pics.
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^^i think the pics are supposed to be of a red truck w/ red calipers
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^ correct, just gives an example of red...
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lol i drive a black truck..

you think red calipers would look good on black wheels?
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oh hell yes, that would look sexy! hah.. ohhh i forgot i painted mine a couple months ago, i'd get pics but you can barely see them through the rims i have
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I think red would look ok, it depends on how much you want them to stick out and what wheels you get. What wheels are you looking at getting? I had a friend with a red '74 Ram (It was sweet as hell, but that's another story)and he had red calipers and the were noticeable and they looked pretty good.
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What wheels are you looking at getting?
id like to tell yah but its kinda a secret lol..

i mean i know im askin for help then not givin information but i dont wanna speak it out to much..

ill hit you up on AIM and speeak it..
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Silver gets dirty, and you'll be trying to clean it all the time.

Red is a tad ricey considering we only have front discs

Green? Where did green come form?

Your truck is black, rims are black, discs are silver, calipers should be black
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but you think if the wheels are black layin over them will stick out a bit?
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paint em red man. black and red is the best color combo besides sonic blue and chrome.
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yellow..... seriously... I think that would look sweet... and stick out like you said...
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i say go with red
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but you think if the wheels are black layin over them will stick out a bit?
It should look pretty good, as the black rims, tires and calipers will highlight the silver of the rotors. The only other option is silver, but on mine I got tired of cleaning it. I've seen red on truck calipers, and it doesn't do much for me. Ford calipers aren't that great looking, so red brings too much attention. Porsche calipers have a nice look to them, so they naturally want them to stick out. Truck calipers are just chunks of roughly finished metal.
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i painted mine silver, they dont stick out, they blend in, but i didnt want them to get all crusty looking, and i used the G2 kit, its very easy to clean and dont get very dirty, holding up well too, ive had it for over a year now
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Dude! anything but Red, red&black is soooooo played out.

like I said I like a bright green and black color combo, but any bright color will pop like crazy. Bright orange would look good too or sonic Blue.
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i wonder if i could get a color that is like a dark dark red..like almost black but a redish tint to it
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