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Old 01-15-2002, 22:50   #1 (permalink)
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Painting brake 'covers'

Hi guys 'n' girls,

I've noticed a couple of pics where the brake 'covers' (sorry, I'm sure to have the wrong word here) are painted and look pretty nice showing through the alloys on the XR's.

I have the Premium Brake kit on my XR and would be interested in getting these painted. The Tickford logo is 'machined' into the metal though, so I'm not sure how you'd go making that stand out after painting. Has anyone gone down this road? Any recommendations for someone to talk to about it in Perth?

Do you reckon my car would look good with red brake covers? (Piccies are in showroom forum), or would I start being called a 'Rice Boy' :s6: (A term I'd never heard of until this forum!)

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Old 01-16-2002, 01:27   #2 (permalink)
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Hiyah

If you're talking about the dust cover that sits between the rim and the brake disk, I removed mine when I put on the 16's. I don't know if they made a difference but I like to think that a little bit more air flowing around the disks can't hurt.
Anyway you have the Premium brakes - show them off

Just my preference

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I think rather than brake covers you mean the calipers don't you?

Gimme a few i will try and find a pic of a forum members brakes/wheels.
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Ian's XR8's wheels/brakes are shown below as you can see his calipers are painted red with the tickford logo on them....
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yeah calapiers are the word ur looking for. Go for it, i reakon red or that bronze/brassy colour look the best. Stay away from blue or yellow, to ricey!
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Sorry went way up the wrong stream there.

Yeah Big brakes and painted calipers don't they just look great, I reckon they would be the bee's preverbial for my wagon.

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here is a few links I found:

http://www.boxsey.com/projects/calipers/index.html

http://w3.one.net/~marc/mustang/calipers/index.html
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Old 01-16-2002, 16:49   #8 (permalink)
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here is a few links I found:

http://www.boxsey.com/projects/calipers/index.html

http://w3.one.net/~marc/mustang/calipers/index.html
Calipers, that's it, silly me! :crazy1:

Thanks Aussie Falcon, perfect.

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I think rather than brake covers you mean the calipers don't you?

Gimme a few i will try and find a pic of a forum members brakes/wheels.
Thanks, you also happened to find the exact photo I'd seen which gave me the insperation. Hmmm. Still not sure about the Tickford logo, though. I'll have to have a think about that one!

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I've painted the calipers on both my XR8's. I used the Folio-Tec Caliper paint both times, and it is a brilliant product. Stays bright & shiney for as long as I've had the car (2 1/2 years for the AU).

Heres the web site:

http://foliatec.de/1_english.shtml

Heres a pic of my calipers...
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