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      11-04-2012, 07:11 PM   #1
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Painted my stock brakes this weekend!

Like how they turned out...just need to order some smaller stickers for the rears and I'm all set!













50 bucks, used G2 paint since they had white...took me 3 hours from jacking up the car to torquing the wheels back on.
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      11-04-2012, 07:55 PM   #2
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      11-04-2012, 09:13 PM   #3
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Very nice... White calipers is on my to do list.
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      11-04-2012, 10:45 PM   #4
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Looks good. I'll wish you luck keeping them that way - dirt, brake dust, rust, etc. You'll have to do some work, in my experience anyhow, to keep them from looking like crap in a few years. I don't mean to be a downer, just giving you a heads up to plan to put extra work into cleaning your car now.
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      11-04-2012, 11:27 PM   #5
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luckily I waited to paint them till i switched to cool carbon pads...stock break dust would obliterate white calipers :P

worth it though they look so good when clean
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      11-05-2012, 07:15 AM   #6
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So hot.... Makes me want to do this to my alpine white. Spring time mod for me
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      11-05-2012, 09:38 AM   #7
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Nice, but I woulda painted 'em red.
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      11-05-2012, 09:41 AM   #8
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yeah most people paint their brakes red but I am going for the storm trooper look
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      11-05-2012, 01:22 PM   #9
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Hate to break it to you but I am running the Cool Carbon pads and they throw up just as much dust as the stockers.......none the less I like the white calipers!
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      11-05-2012, 01:36 PM   #10
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You might have to switch back to your OEM pads to remember how bad it was or maybe your stocks weren't bad....i haven't washed my car in 6 days and my wheels still look clean. 1 trip to work after a fresh car wash and my entire wheel would be looking black afterwards.
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      11-05-2012, 03:45 PM   #11
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looks great, wish I could call those brakes Stock :P
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luckily I waited to paint them till i switched to cool carbon pads...stock break dust would obliterate white calipers :P

worth it though they look so good when clean
How much did those carbon pads cost you and do you have a link?
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      11-05-2012, 04:17 PM   #13
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Looks absolutely amazing. I love to hate your car lol u are always doing some bad ass mod. I think if I weren't going to do these same forge star wheels n white then I'd paint the calipers white. But white wheels and calipers together would b too much. Remember I messaged u about ur wheels actually awhile ago. Ill b picking up my car n 2 weeks so they will be coming very soon. But looks great.
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      11-05-2012, 05:57 PM   #14
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awesome man and yeah that would definitely be too much white haha.


the carbon pads were 200 or 225 iirc...ordered them from EAS on this site i think but they were 50 dollars off when i ordered in august :d
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luckily I waited to paint them till i switched to cool carbon pads...stock break dust would obliterate white calipers :P

worth it though they look so good when clean
How much did those carbon pads cost you and do you have a link?
I think at the moment the cheapest place you can get them is auto-individual for about $275. EAS has them for $28x. Every now and then they seem to have specials though.
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Looks amazing!
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      11-06-2012, 12:25 PM   #17
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Looks awesome. STILL curious about your headlights and how difficult they were to install...
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luckily I waited to paint them till i switched to cool carbon pads...stock break dust would obliterate white calipers :P

worth it though they look so good when clean
How much did those carbon pads cost you and do you have a link?
I think at the moment the cheapest place you can get them is auto-individual for about $275. EAS has them for $28x. Every now and then they seem to have specials though.[/quote]

Thanx man! Do you know the pro's and con's of carbon brake pads? Do they last longer?

I Saw they might produce less brake dust which is a huge plus in my eyes .
Oh do they stop quicker?
I guess maybe the only con is they cost more.
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      11-06-2012, 02:42 PM   #19
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You might have to switch back to your OEM pads to remember how bad it was or maybe your stocks weren't bad....i haven't washed my car in 6 days and my wheels still look clean. 1 trip to work after a fresh car wash and my entire wheel would be looking black afterwards.
maybe you are right. it just seems that they still get so dirty, even if I am soft on the brakes, one trip home after I wash it and there is already dust on them.
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Looks awesome. STILL curious about your headlights and how difficult they were to install...
4-5 hours to install....ordered them here from the member FS section
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Wow they look sooooo awesome!
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Nice..
But I believe you will be happy to wash them
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