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Old 06-20-2011, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by GraphiteG37S View Post
It's true. Thanks man. and keep us posted on how they hold up.

How long did you let it cure before driving the car?
I finished later on in the evening, so I let it sit over night at least. I wish I would've let the paint sit a little longer before bleeding the brakes though. One of the inside bleeder valves leaked onto the paint a little and ate it away. I just resprayed it a little while it was on the car. You can't tell.
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:47 AM
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yeah man definitely keep checking them out....WTF color should i do!!! lol
I would say gold or yellow for your car... Unless you wanna go for something wild like like green.
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:32 PM
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Excellent DIY!

But if i may, i'd just like to add/correct to the DIY.

The FSM calls for this order when bleeding:
passenger rear > driver front > driver rear > lastly passenger front

And for most calipers with two bleeders, bleed the inside nipple then the outside. (Here's my shameless plug for the one-man bleeding DIY).

And for the paint, since you already had it out, popping them in the oven for 20m at 200F would've cured it fast. I used a different paint, took me 17 days to do, but it's on there good and has been track-tested numerous times.

Also, after testing so many different high-temp vinyl's and various oven temperatures, stay away from light colors as they tend to turn brown after a while (I spray-painted mine using stencils instead of using decals).
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:04 PM
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^^^Thanks man. I added your information to the first post. I wonder why you bleed the brakes in that order? I was always taught the way I did it, but can't argue with the book.
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:39 PM
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Rather than taking off the brakes, is it possible to just mask off everthing around the calipers and paint them?

BTW, got the decals today, they look great!
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by nbarone View Post
Rather than taking off the brakes, is it possible to just mask off everthing around the calipers and paint them?

BTW, got the decals today, they look great!
I wouldn't recommend it. The way I did it was kind of half assed. Leaving them on would be going too far in my opinion. Up to you though man!

Glad you got them.
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Was searching for caliper paint and found this site. They have some nice custom colors. If anyone is interested check it out.

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Old 06-20-2011, 10:00 PM
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nice diy!
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by SRG View Post
yeah man definitely keep checking them out....WTF color should i do!!! lol

WTF?!?! You indecisive woman! You had a whole thread designated for the sole purpose of deciding on a calper color, and you still don't know?!?! hahahaha
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:57 PM
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Chris, they came out stellar dude! I need to get around to doing mine soon.
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:21 PM
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Great job with the calipers and even better job with the DIY.
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:41 PM
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How are these holding up? I bought the VHT paint after seeing this post, but I'm a little concerned about the clear not holding up to the high temps...
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:09 PM
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^ you can always get hi-temp clear. I used hi-temp for both base and clear and it's held up fine even with some light track duty.
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:21 PM
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How are these holding up? I bought the VHT paint after seeing this post, but I'm a little concerned about the clear not holding up to the high temps...
They're holding up fine. I don't see any damage or anything negative about them.
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:52 PM
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Any way to do this and leave the "Infiniti" lettering on the calipers?
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