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I'm thinking of painting the calipers on my SBM IS300 either red or black, but I can't make up my mind. Does anyone have any picks of SBM with read or black calipers? Any other color suggestions?
 

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I am in the same dilema..I am thinking Red or Blue...I am leaning heavily toward red...it will look so much better with the stickers I have...I am not worried about it is too flashy...if I was... I would have bought a Silver IS not SBM!!!!!
 

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despite what you may believe......black is VERY VERY nice.....especially folia tec cause it's glossy and shinny
 

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Originally posted by Master:
despite what you may believe......black is VERY VERY nice.....especially folia tec cause it's glossy and shinny
I would take anything over the rusty puke green I have right now....
 

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hi
Did you guys have the caliper painted in a shop or it's DIY??
if it's done in a shop, how much does it cost for the paint and the painting work?
What kind of paint is it??
will it melt due to the heat?

thank you!
 

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I haven't painted my calipers yet..but most people are using either G2 German Performance engineering or Foliatec. Both are DIY brush on aplications. Specifically for High temp. You don't need to remove the calipers. Paint what can be seen. So with these brush on kits it is real easy. The Lexus stickers are being sold by Ted921...look in the Sales forum.
The G2 paint can be ordered from here

[ August 12, 2001: Message edited by: Zor Prime ]

[ August 12, 2001: Message edited by: Zor Prime ]
 

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I can't help you with pics of the colors you want, but I can tell you that I recommend VHT Caliper paint. It comes in a standard spray can. Blazing Blue (aka Bright Blue) is a very goo match for a SBM. Check mine out: Rob's Brake Calipers.

HTH,
Rob
 

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nice MNspectrablueIS... was that done sprayed on without removing the calipers? is it easy enough to paint it on with a brush like Zor Prime?

i like that blue, but i have a silver IS so im thinking about silver...

Does any one have a silverIS with Silver calipers? or how about black calipers with silver sticker "IS300" what yall think?
 

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would it match better, or worse to IBP ? also, has anyone tried painting the factory color, over the foliatec, and seeing if it holds up?

i'll do blue, if it matches the color of my car exactly, or as close as possible, if not, black will go on.


Originally posted by MNSpectraBlueIS:
I can't help you with pics of the colors you want, but I can tell you that I recommend VHT Caliper paint. It comes in a standard spray can. Blazing Blue (aka Bright Blue) is a very goo match for a SBM. Check mine out: Rob's Brake Calipers.

HTH,
Rob
 

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Originally posted by DYSFUNCTIONAL:
nice MNspectrablueIS... was that done sprayed on without removing the calipers? is it easy enough to paint it on with a brush like Zor Prime?
It was sprayed on with the VHT brake caliper paint, but the brakes were entirely disassembled before painting. My calipers were stained badly by some cleaning chemical that the dealer used during pre-delivery prep, so they had agreed to either replace them or paint them for me. I was going to paint them myself, so that was an offer I couldn't refuse. They pulled everything apart, used several coats of primer, paint, and clearcoat, then reassembled everything and bled the brakes. Looks sweet and has held up pretty well considering it survived a Minnesota winter already.

Rob
 

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Originally posted by DYSFUNCTIONAL:
are they really dark blue... like midnight blue?? im interested in blue but a really dark dark blue... hmm? anyone knowS?

thanks in advance
If you're talking about the VHT Blazing Blue, no it isn't darker. It is actually slightly lighter in color than SBM. I've used my factory SBM touch up paint on a spot that I nicked when mounting my winter wheels and it (SBM) is darker than the caliper paint. To answer IS300GTE's question, I don't know how it compares to Intense Blue Pearl. I've never seen that color in person.

have you guys heard of savage caliper paint? its only $29.95 hmm it is cheaper?... what yall think [/QB]
Cheaper than what? The VHT caliper paint is only about $6.99 a can. One can did 3-4 light coats on my calipers.

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Gents;
Try Rust-o-Leum exterior oil based $8.99 for 24oz can. I have mines paint in Carnival Red. It is a very rich color with a lot of gloss. It has been four month and no paint chip or fade.
 

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Dys;
Check out your local hardware store. Since I was looking for a red hue, I was not interested in any other color. But I suggest that you chek out several hardware stores and try to match the color that you are looking for. Have fun
 
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