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Painting calipers and drums. Color?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MotoTacoma, Sep 10, 2009.

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What color combo?

Poll closed Nov 9, 2009.
  1. Red Caliper & Black Drum

    57 vote(s)
    41.6%
  2. Black Caliper & Black Drum

    66 vote(s)
    48.2%
  3. Silver Caliper & Black Drum

    5 vote(s)
    3.6%
  4. Silver Caliper & Silver Drum

    5 vote(s)
    3.6%
  5. Other - Post your suggestion

    4 vote(s)
    2.9%
  1. Sep 10, 2009 at 10:39 PM
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    MotoTacoma

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    OK, So here is my truck..
    (Now I have black emblems all around, and black sockmonkey bedside decals)
    My calipers and drums are starting to show their age..
    What color do you think I should paint the calipers and drums?
    I was thinking red calipers and black drums, but is the red ricey?

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  2. Sep 10, 2009 at 10:44 PM
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    Black Caliper + Black Drum FTW! :cool:
     
  3. Sep 10, 2009 at 10:48 PM
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    Dellosa89

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    yea definitely go with Black Caliper & Black Drum
     
  4. Sep 10, 2009 at 10:50 PM
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    TightShirts

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    anything but black is ricey
     
  5. Sep 10, 2009 at 10:55 PM
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    this is why i need you guys around..haha
     
  6. Sep 11, 2009 at 1:02 AM
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    LBtaco

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    I did my calipers black, G2 caliper paint worked bitchin!! looks as good as when I painted them. I should hit the drums sometime tho.
    good luck

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  7. Sep 11, 2009 at 1:08 AM
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    militaco

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    How about black caliper / red drum?
     
  8. Sep 11, 2009 at 1:15 AM
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    Dellosa89

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    naw you dont want to have red drums with black calipers, i still say all black but maybe pinstripe Brimbo on them in white.
     
  9. Sep 11, 2009 at 3:34 AM
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    or pinstripe the toyota symbol on them...either way, blk/blk. This thread reminded me that I have a black caliper paint kit just waiting to do truck calipers instead of using it on the car. Hmmmmm?
     
  10. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:49 AM
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    My 06 TRD Sport saw road salt corrosion on all brake parts. My Taco is radiant red with alloy wheels. I wire-brushed the calipers and painted them red. With the red body and red calipers, it looks pretty cool!!

    Total vanity, but what the hell.

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  11. Sep 11, 2009 at 6:06 AM
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    black FTW!

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  12. Sep 11, 2009 at 7:19 AM
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    Red caliper, black drum. ;)
     
  13. Sep 11, 2009 at 8:57 AM
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    for me since I'm a BSP...I would get them powder coated black and black...
     
  14. Sep 11, 2009 at 9:05 AM
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    I'll agree that painting drums anything but black looks like trash. I'd also use some black on the bell of the rotor.
     
  15. Sep 11, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    thanks for all the posts guys.. i'll figure it out somehow.. pinstriping the toyota emblem or "TOYOTA" is a great idea... maybe two coats of red, then put a "TOYOTA" decal on, then spray 2 coats of black, remove the "TOYOTA" decal, and viola!

    black caliper with "TOYOTA" in red..

    or vice versa, red calipers with "TOYOTA" in black.. either way..

    then the rear drums all black.

    if go through all that trouble i'll do the bell of the rotor as well..

    then i should get new wheels to show it off more.. and a lift to show off the new wheels.. if only our wallets grew as quick as we could think of mods..
     
  16. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    My plan was to put a red coat on, let it dry, then tape off "TACO" and paint the rest black. Thought that would look sweet!

    But, red calipers and black drums is what I voted for. :D
     
  17. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    For your color truck...black would be best for the caliper color. I suggest never paint the rear drum other than black (it would look horrible otherwise) ;)

    Here's a pic of mine with red calipers:

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  18. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    ...and no, red calipers are not ricey!
     
  19. Sep 11, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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    ricey calipers is like purple or some stupid color.... damn ricers
     
  20. Sep 11, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    the red on the caliper goes well w/the red on the TRD logo! very nice!

     
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