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I painted my calipers yesterday

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Gene563, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. Apr 12, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    Gene563

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    I painted my calipers and did some touch ups yesterday.
    I know some of you aren't big fans of this, but I have my reasons.
    My previous truck, a Dodge Ram, had the front end parts rust terribly from the road salt they use here. The calipers were so bad that they were flaking apart and the bleeder screws were completely disintegrated.
    While this truck is still relatively new, I decided to paint them. I went with red as my truck came with graphics that have a red stripe down the side and it's a nice match.
    While I was at it, I touched up my LCAs and the section of frame where I high centered once. Both areas had spots of rust.
    I was thinking that I would paint the rear drums red to match, but I now think that would be too much. I will paint them, but just with flat black.

    I cleaned the calipers with a wire wheel on a die grinder and used Duplicolor's caliper paint.
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  2. Apr 12, 2010 at 11:12 AM
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    tacomakid89

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    doesn't look too bad. I think i'm going to paint mine too but im not sure if im gonna paint them red or black.
     
  3. Apr 12, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Nice dude!
     
  4. Apr 12, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    preventative maintenance FTW!
     
  5. Apr 12, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    It looks great!
     
  6. Apr 12, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    Looks good! I might do that too.
     
  7. Apr 12, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    the wire wheel on the die grinder rocked nice and clean.
     
  8. Apr 12, 2010 at 12:23 PM
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    Ricer.
     
  9. Apr 12, 2010 at 1:03 PM
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    Go black, red looks like ass when it's dirty.
     
  10. Apr 12, 2010 at 1:06 PM
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  11. Apr 12, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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  12. Apr 12, 2010 at 2:51 PM
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  13. Apr 12, 2010 at 2:56 PM
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    i think it looks pretty decent myself.
     
  14. Apr 12, 2010 at 2:57 PM
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    Good clean job, but not for me. I drive a Tacoma...not an M5 or an AMG benz.
     
  15. Apr 12, 2010 at 2:57 PM
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    looks good man i think i'm going to do mine(probably black)
    anybody got pics of stock wheels w/black calipers?
     
  16. Apr 12, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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    Nice, did you take them off or tape everything off and spray them on the truck?
     
  17. Apr 12, 2010 at 3:07 PM
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    getting there....
    i apinted my calipers black....because they were rusty as shit...but i didnt get any pics.
     
  18. Apr 12, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    Looks good man!
     
  19. Apr 12, 2010 at 3:33 PM
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    what the hell is that? were they out of black or something? i used duplicolor caliper paint on my drums ...

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  20. Apr 12, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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    I love the red. Did you remove them at all? I was looking at some vht (?) paint and in the directions it said to remove the calipers and bake them at 200 deg. F. I'd prefer if I never had to remove them.

    All and all, I love it!
     
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