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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-25-2010 Thread Starter
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Jacking it up - One side at a time?

I am thinking about painting my calipers and the inner area of my rotors the color silver. I had never noticed how dull and ugly the Calipers are until my Brother so nicely pointed it out, now thats all I see. My garage shape makes it easier to work on one side of the car at a time. If I jack up one side (front & back) of the car and put the trans in neutral, will I be able to spin the jacked rear wheel while the other rear wheel is still resting on the ground?

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maybe, but leaveing the car in N isint a good idea unless you chalk it, some times i can some times i cant, why do you have to rotate the tire if your painting the caliper?

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um im with 05horse...why would you need to spin the wheel...your not painting through your rim are you...cause i can forsee that going bad

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to paint your calipers most take them all the way off, im actully planning on doing that soon.


now that i got 17 inch wheels i may upgrade to the imitation caliper covers
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At a glance, a portion of the rotor does seem to be blocked by the caliper, though it may not. I figured it would be easier to turn the rotor then paint the blocked portion. My plan was to remove the rim and paint them. After thinking about it further, I don't know if I would have the leverage to turn the rotor with the rim off?

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But why must the ROTORS turn to paint the CALIPERS?
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hes talking about painting the edge of the rotor... the rusty part
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