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Old 06-25-2006
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red will stick out....i had them painted on the sho and they looked good. i also did my friends integra..but his integra is silver and i painted his silver. i will try and find a pic of them somewhere.

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dunno how well you can see them but there ya go

i also did his sister's red del sol.....with red calipers.
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painting the front caliper red (or any bright color) only draws more attention to the fact that you have drums in the rear. Looks tacky to say the least. (That said, if you paint the drum brakes anything other than black, you should trade your truck for a Cavalier.) Silver looks "OEM" but is more challenging to keep clean. I'd go with black.

On cars w/ 4-wheel discs, red calipers are hard to beat. I painted the calipers on Kara's blue miata red, and I'm very happy with it.
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Paint everything black even underneathe...until you covert to all calipers...
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pink with type r written on them
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Red with four wheel discs, silver with front wheel discs.
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well im not gunna paint anythin until the explorer axle is underneath well ill paint the rear since it will be in my garage..then when it gets installed ill paint the front cuz ill reface front rotors and new pads..

but hell you cant see my rotors now with the wheels i got so i could go ahead and paint em you will never see em..

thanks guys on the input im gunna probably go with a red..
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Sorry I gotta be diffrent but I say Polish em, I saw a rite up on it somewhere once. Other than that Black or Silver, think black would look best on a black truck.
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Sorry I gotta be diffrent but I say Polish em, I saw a rite up on it somewhere once. Other than that Black or Silver, think black would look best on a black truck.

but wont they blend in to the truck and the rotor..i want them to stick out since ill have calipers in the rear now..
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Sorry I gotta be diffrent but I say Polish em, I saw a rite up on it somewhere once. Other than that Black or Silver, think black would look best on a black truck.
You can, but you have to clear coat them or they will rust. Ford uses cheap iron, so any caustic cleaner will make them rusty. The problem with clear is that it's a paint, so hot brake dust will stick to it. So, you might as well paint them silver.

I tired polishing mine, but 6 months later I gave up and painted them black
http://silvertank.batcave.net/brakes.html
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paint them black and move on, otherwise its too tacky. plus it will look like you are trying to hard.

now if you had upgraded calipers and some crazy stuff going on then leave them the color they come in.
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i agree with zabeard, paint them black, because they airnt that big of calipers, so until you get a big brake kit, just keep them black to blend in and not take away form the rim....
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I painted mine red...I just didn't want to leave them rust colored and black just didn't appeal to me.

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Oh yeah, I did change the rotors and pads right after painting them due to worn out pads lol

But, they are going bye bye soon...changing the front somewhat...D44 :)
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red ads 20hp
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