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You know the part of the brakes you can see through the rims? I think they're call the calipers... calibers... something like that (man I'm a car newb). Anyway... those things you often see painted a color.

Would that look rediculously riced on a MZ3 if you got them painted to match the car color? Do they use the powdercoating on that? And how much does something like that cost?

I know on a lot of cars they wouldn't be able to match the Mazda paint too... but hopefully they'd have something close.

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NOTE: Feel free to discuss the "how to" aspect of it :twisted:
 

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They sell spray paint just for them

You can also search on ebay for it
 

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actually i want red calipers on mine haha =D..makes it look a bit sporty imo
 

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funkyfreshmonke said:
actually i want red calipers on mine haha =D..makes it look a bit sporty imo
Yep. Mine will be done this Spring....with the cold weather we have right now I have no choice. I also have chosen Red :wink:
 

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Seems like a simple enough job to do, gotta remove all 4 tires thats kinda bothersom, dont think I have a jack to jack it up on that would allow that but I'm sure I could find a way. Also the no driving it for 24 hours after painting kinda sucks.

So red, regardless of body color of the car, is the "coolest" option? heh.
 

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Best to do it after 1000miles and before 5000.

Reason being is dust settles and on hot surfaces it tends to stick for life. I did the brake calipers at like 15k on my Jetta.. and I had to scrub the crap out of them with brake cleaner to make sure the paint stuck good.
 

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Whats the benefit to waiting after the first 1000 miles? Just to allow the car to break in before messing with it?
 

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get white then powercoat your rim white.. it will be awesome looking on your blue.

as for the orange, i would go for gold with a set of gunmetal rims or gold (but not bling bling) rims.

but it will be sooooo riced.
 

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Hah! Thanks for the adivice but I think I'm going to avoid putting anything gold on my car :) I want people to subtly notice the calipers and think "Ah... nice."... I dont want them to be blinded by them and think "Ugh!... rice!"
 

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Fobby_Monkey said:
get white then powercoat your rim white.. it will be awesome looking on your blue.
Wouldn't powdercoating a rim white make it a sponge for brake dust? Why not just paint the rims black?
:D
Just curious. I've never personally seen attractive white rims on a car - they always look cheap to me...
 

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Fobby_Monkey said:
get white then powercoat your rim white.. it will be awesome looking on your blue.
Wouldn't powdercoating a rim white make it a sponge for brake dust? Why not just paint the rims black?
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Just curious. I've never personally seen attractive white rims on a car - they always look cheap to me...
My g/f will vouch for: White rims suck! They are a pain in the ass to keep clean. She used to spend at least 15 mins a rim at shows on the Jetta.

As for waiting for 1000 miles: break in. Gives the brakes an ample amount of time to settle.
 
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