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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-31-2008, 10:30 PM
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Do they also paint the brackets black for you?
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post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-01-2008, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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The brackets are powder coated gloss black or any color you like.
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post #18 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-14-2008, 07:09 AM
 
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Another satisfied customer!

I had my calipers (through Bruce) powder coated as well - the calipers are a medium gray, the brackets are black. The letters are polished and clearcoated. The powder coating is FLAWLESS!!!!! My calipers looked kind of bland, with the color just blending in and the lettering looking worse all the time. Even the wheels look better now as a result of the new calipers!
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post #19 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-14-2008, 07:34 AM
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Nice Job!!

Like the wheels too, Rich. As you know I did my calipers myself but am thinking of having Bruce do mine as well. The powder coating probably holds up better than anything else. I'm starting to notice some small spots on mine where it has flaked off. I see you also put new rotors on as well, car is looking great.

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Yeah, in for a dime, in for a dollar. I bought new rotors as well and painted them. I also bought new ceramic brake pads. Guess what?!? No more squealing when I stop!!! Oh yeah, new wheels too!

I thought about painting the calipers myself, but I was concerned about it flaking off. The powder coater cleans them very well before coating, and, as you might know, powder coated finished are extremely resistant to just about anything. Mike (the powdercoater) specializes in brake and engine components, so I'm confident in his work. It is flawless!

I allowed myself a Saturday to replace all the brake components and bleed the system, but it only took me a couple of hours! It's a great brake design and fairly simple to do-it-yourself. The screws that hold the brackets on are the toughest to get off- they're torqued fairly high out of necessity and have loc-tite on the threads.
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Rich, Misty looks great! You forgot to mention your fun new toy, the brake bleeder. I'm glad to hear that all went well.

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post #22 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-14-2008, 12:57 PM
 
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Rich, Misty looks great with all the new bling. Can't wait to see her in person again. And you too.. We were thinking about you last night at the Keith Urban/Kenny Chessney Concert, as you could tell from Kris" text to you. Just another good memory to reflect on.

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Engine paint will work just as well. I did the following to mine and it's an 06 with 27,000 on it. The calipers are multi painted just like the V badges on the side

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for a dollar. I bought new rotors as well and painted them. I also bought new ceramic brake pads. Guess what?!? No more squealing when I stop!!! Oh yeah, new wheels too!

I thought about painting the calipers myself, but I was concerned about it flaking off. The powder coater cleans them very well before coating, and, as you might know, powder coated finished are extremely resistant to just about anything. Mike (the powdercoater) specializes in brake and engine components, so I'm confident in his work. It is flawless!

I allowed myself a Saturday to replace all the brake components and bleed the system, but it only took me a couple of hours! It's a great brake design and fairly simple to do-it-yourself. The screws that hold the brackets on are the toughest to get off- they're torqued fairly high out of necessity and have loc-tite on the threads.
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Rich .... your Misty is so stunning now .... you have done a great job .... and those are my FAVORITE wheels .... RA
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I used the Caliper Paint for $16. Turned out a lot better than I figured. Used about 6 coats and I will probably go over again next week.





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Cadillac Tech are you still powder coating the calipers?
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