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Painting Calipers- Opinions

So I'm jonesing for a new GT500 and trying to remain satisfied with my '11 GT. I just ordered 295/35's for the rear end and considering painting the calibers. I am not sure what color to go with. My plan is to replace the Brembo decals so that it looks complete when done.






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I painted my calipers with this stuff Eastwood Ceramic Brake Caliper Paints

Its the brush on type. It's been over 2 years and so far no chipping, cracking, or staining. Still looks brand new when washed down.


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Red would look sweet!

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I really like your wheel & paint combo, if you were to paint the calipers I would go with black or silver maybe red to stand out.
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Man, i love black. Is that the gt500 wing on back?


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Looks good the way it sits! Not sure you need to do anything.


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Man, i love black. Is that the gt500 wing on back?


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That is the GT500 spoiler- problem is the motor is still 5.0.

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Looks good the way it sits! Not sure you need to do anything.
Says the guy with 2 Shelbys!

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Sorry for the misspelling of "calipers". I feel sort of stupid now

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Throw a vortech on it and call it a day grabber blue calibers is my vote

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I used this. 18 months and no problems.

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I used this. 18 months and no problems.

http://www.g2usa.com/product/G2.html

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I was thinking black G2

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Very nice car!

I used to like red calipers years ago, but now too many people do that, so it isn't unique anymore. Furthermore, I am a Black car person, and on a black car like yours, especially yours, I like the calipers just the way they are. The discs already speak for themselves, and don't need any enhancement.

Just my two cents.

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If you want them to stand out, red. If not, black.

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And to be honest depends on your taste blacked out or accent color. Red will always look good but everyone does red lol black wont be really noticeable silver would be subtle and look nice . Always could do silver with red Brembo letters


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