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Contemplating having my calipers custom painted “RED”....

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Gregdo, Feb 20, 2019.

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Paint or not to paint calipers?

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  1. Feb 20, 2019 at 8:41 PM
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    Gregdo

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    My daughter photoshopped it for me. Yeah or nay?
     
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  2. Feb 20, 2019 at 10:00 PM
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  3. Feb 21, 2019 at 1:27 AM
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  4. Feb 21, 2019 at 1:30 AM
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    They add 7.5hp...
     
  5. Feb 21, 2019 at 2:41 AM
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    Prostar 190

    Prostar 190 SSEM #9 I would rather be water skiing

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    Yeah I was thinking the same thing.
     
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  6. Feb 21, 2019 at 2:42 AM
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    Prostar 190

    Prostar 190 SSEM #9 I would rather be water skiing

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    They better.
     
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  7. Feb 21, 2019 at 2:43 AM
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    F6BE86A7-9441-4556-B916-74E073D81847.jpg I can’t believe anyone would put those caliper covers on $50,000 plus vehicles.....I found a local fellow that has been painting calipers the right way for 22 years. He includes a 3 stage painting process- Primer, Base Coat (which is the color), and Clear Coat. I have included an example of his work:

    He is coming to my home $360 and we’re done . I wouldn’t let my wife “pay” for a Kardashian booty so you know I wouldn’t disgrace my mistress with caliper covers! I’m going with these black high temp TRD emblems as well. B8E4213D-BADD-4CCC-AB12-4868EAE1ECE1.jpg
     

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  8. Feb 21, 2019 at 2:44 AM
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    Prostar 190

    Prostar 190 SSEM #9 I would rather be water skiing

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    Do it they look great!
     
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  9. Feb 21, 2019 at 9:21 AM
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    Looks good..what kit did you use?
     
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  10. Feb 21, 2019 at 9:22 AM
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    Prostar 190 SSEM #9 I would rather be water skiing

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    VHT Caliper paint.
     
  11. Feb 21, 2019 at 9:25 AM
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    Per wheel + the spare! :D
     
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  12. Feb 21, 2019 at 9:25 AM
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    I put this on my car and it has been 5 yrs and they still look great. G2 paint from Tire Rack $38.00
    [​IMG]
     
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  13. Feb 21, 2019 at 9:26 AM
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    Prostar 190

    Prostar 190 SSEM #9 I would rather be water skiing

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  14. Feb 21, 2019 at 9:26 AM
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  15. Feb 21, 2019 at 12:48 PM
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    +1, I've been using the G2 kits on my last few vehicles. I've stuck with gloss silver for the brakes and a spray can of black caliper paint for the rotor hats. Nothing fancy but it does help keep things looking factory fresh IMG_5966.jpg
     
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  16. Feb 21, 2019 at 1:08 PM
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  17. Feb 21, 2019 at 1:44 PM
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    Mine are red, came that way from the dealer. I've never looked at them close enough to tell if the calipers themselves are painted or if it's a red cover. I'm guessing it's a cover? I like the little bit of color contrast, although I'm not wild about red, personally. But, it matches other accents on the truck. I'd love to one day convert every speck of red on my truck to orange.
    B9AE5BA2-258C-4DBF-94F8-33D3DCDE3164.jpg
     
  18. Apr 16, 2019 at 11:51 AM
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    Where did you get these?
     
  19. Apr 17, 2019 at 2:34 PM
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    What he said?
     
  20. Apr 17, 2019 at 2:37 PM
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    I have that same kit, haven't done yet
     
  21. Apr 17, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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    Believe someone else did this kit, (looks great too) and it's a different shade than one up above, from Dupli-color
     
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  22. Apr 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM
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    Do it! I've been wanting to do mine!
     
  23. Apr 18, 2019 at 2:49 AM
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    I painted mine the other day with POR's Caliper Paint. Brushed it on after a good scrubbing. I'm pleased with the outcome. When it's time for brakes, the Power Stop Kit I'll probably buy, will come with Red Calipers. I just wanted to be sure I'll like 'em.
     
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    I had great results with the G2 caliper paint on my stock breaks. I removed them and applied several coats, never had any chipping in 2 years of having them on. A while back I upgraded to the TRD big brake kit that I picked up in used condition. A couple weeks ago I decided to rebuild them and have them powdercoated. I had a shop in my area do the powder coating and was about $100. They added a clear coat to help with brake dust. I decided to keep the TRD red even though my truck, lift, and other parts are blue. I installed new seals, boots, etc and just finished getting them installed. I’m going to repaint the silver bridge bolts black and add a black TRD decal.

    G2 caliper paint
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    TRD BBK’s with new powder coat.
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    I have to do something with mine, they are looking kinda like crap. I’m going to do them in red to match my sway bar and front springs.
     
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    MGP Caliper Covers calipercovers.com You can elicit color and a few different Toyota engravings.
     
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  30. Apr 21, 2019 at 5:52 PM
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    I painted my calipers with the dupli - color red paint. I have had them painted for 4 Months with no problems yet.IMG_20180825_215749932_LL.jpg
     
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