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should i paint my calipers red?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by stevenstaco, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. Feb 23, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    stevenstaco

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    should i paint my calipers red??
     
  2. Feb 23, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    907taco

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    lol, all you need to do is take off the 6 lug nuts and your wheel will come off.
     
  3. Feb 23, 2011 at 1:32 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Just take the 6 lug nuts off, and the wheel will come off.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2011 at 1:39 PM
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    Nope were now going to make pages and pages of comments making fun of you.

    I think he thought the center cap was a giant nut? :rofl:
     
  5. Feb 23, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    Someone please post up his question. :)
     
  6. Feb 23, 2011 at 1:50 PM
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    Ha Ha Ha...you said nut!!:rofl:
     
  7. Feb 23, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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    NO! The paint will insulate against normal heat disapation resulting in blown seals, frozen caliper pistons and warped rotors!
    This is a common and well known FACT that is widely known through out the automotive service industry resulting in sudden and dangerous brake failue and rejected warranty claims!

    DON'T DO IT
     
  8. Feb 23, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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    joerussell610

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  9. Feb 23, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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    dont they make paint thats made for that kinda heat i seen that one of the moderators did it
     
  10. Feb 23, 2011 at 2:10 PM
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    Its an epoxy based paint, the paint is only designed to resist the heat, but the paint acts like an insulator that holds the heat in.
    The brake caliper is designed and placed at its location so it cools off with constant air flow, the caliper seals, metal is not designed for constant heat all the time, and will break down and fail.
    Ask any experienced auto technician , they see that all the time
     
  11. Feb 23, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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    what if you only paint the outsied that shows thru the rim?
     
  12. Feb 23, 2011 at 2:25 PM
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    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    will they be for a lamborghini? if not i say no. . . and with the consideration that it will restrict venting for cooling.
     
  13. Feb 23, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    don't title a thread just "help" next time. I fixed it for you
     
  14. Feb 23, 2011 at 3:06 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    So no one quoted his original question? :(
     
  15. Feb 23, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    For posterity....



     
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    :rofl:
     
  17. Feb 23, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    thanks .......
     
  18. Feb 23, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    chris4x4

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    well, we cant let you off that easy. :p
     
  19. Feb 23, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    ok ok im retarded the effin tire was stuck on there and thought it had to be removed i thought it was odd but is the first time i took the wheels off this truck so now i know
     
  20. Feb 23, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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    Its okay dude, your not retarted. We all make stupid mistakes
     
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