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Fumanchu 09-11-2012 08:22 PM

Black painted calipers
 
Since I bought this Jeep, the bluish calipers have bugged the shit outa me. Especially behind the Altitude black wheels. Finally had time to paint the fronts. Only took about two hours using the Duplicolor Caliper kit which was $20.00. I recommend getting a better paint brush since the one it comes with falls apart. No need to mask anything off if you are careful and I barely had to clean my calipers due to only having 800 miles racked up.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA300_.jpg

Unpainted hideous rears..

http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/...50/photo21.jpg

Painted fronts...

http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/...50/photo12.jpg

Jeep_addicted 09-11-2012 09:51 PM

Re: Black painted calipers
 
Nice, but a contrasting color would have looked nice too...

Fumanchu 09-11-2012 10:17 PM

Re: Black painted calipers
 
Thought of it but rarely does red look anything but cheesy. Yellow is the other choice and that should NEVER be painted on a caliper period.

ChrisOC 09-11-2012 11:31 PM

Re: Black painted calipers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fumanchu (Post 682443)
Thought of it but rarely does red look anything but cheesy. Yellow is the other choice and that should NEVER be painted on a caliper period.

Agreed!!!!!

Did they have a blacker black though? It still seems a little greyish or silver.

Fumanchu 09-11-2012 11:34 PM

Re: Black painted calipers
 
It's definitely black. Probably the combo of iPhone camera and crappy lighting :)

mm1964 09-11-2012 11:38 PM

Re: Black painted calipers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ChrisOC (Post 682471)
Agreed!!!!!

Did they have a blacker black though? It still seems a little greyish or silver.

Based on the paint package shown they were painted silver not black.

ChrisOC 09-11-2012 11:50 PM

Re: Black painted calipers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mm1964 (Post 682480)
Based on the paint package shown they were painted silver not black.

I saw that but just thought that was a stock photo of the paint. But, I bet you are right.:thumbsup:

SvenskaJeepGuy 09-11-2012 11:55 PM

Re: Black painted calipers
 
i just bought 2 of these kits (blue and silver) at my local ollies for $2.99 each. i have had mine painted black for 2 years now but decided to change the color when i saw how dirt cheap the paint was now.

Fumanchu 09-12-2012 12:21 AM

Re: Black painted calipers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ChrisOC (Post 682485)
I saw that but just thought that was a stock photo of the paint. But, I bet you are right.:thumbsup:


Quote:

Originally Posted by mm1964 (Post 682480)
Based on the paint package shown they were painted silver not black.


I fixed it for you guys :thumbsup:

ChrisOC 09-12-2012 12:58 AM

Re: Black painted calipers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fumanchu (Post 682500)
I fixed it for you guys :thumbsup:

Thanks Fu, OT, but I can see you in the reflection of your rims and your grill is definitely not that of your avatar or did you get spacers for your front two teeth? :lol:

Jeep_addicted 09-12-2012 07:36 AM

Re: Black painted calipers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fumanchu (Post 682443)
Thought of it but rarely does red look anything but cheesy. Yellow is the other choice and that should NEVER be painted on a caliper period.



I am not a fan of red calipers if they are not brembos.

I am still warming up to Yellow calipers too.

The Color I had in mind would be an nice Ford Engine Blue on those calpipers.

Kinda like the Mopar '10 challenger black and blue theme.

Maybe a nice decal would add a litte pop to the black calipers.

DirtyDuc83 09-12-2012 11:37 AM

Re: Black painted calipers
 
Looks good. Now get some black nuts.


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