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Hey all<br>Need some help deciding on what to do for accent colors for calipers and engine bay/intake and maybe side mirrors. I like white, because it matches, but I want something more aggressive/custom overall because when put in the engine it just looks really bland.<br>The car:<br><IMG SRC="http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/chromecarz00/ghettycatalina055.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>PS the car has been cleaned since <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><br>PS PS body kit and rims are coming eventually<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by chromecarz00 at 9:36 AM 4-20-2009</i>
 

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Green FTW. That would look sick on a white car! Biased, as my favorite color is green...
 

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Re: Accent Color for my calipers and engine bay/intake... (chromecarz00)

I say blue, there's a silver c30 floating around that has almost lime green mirrors. They looked pretty sick not my thing tho
 

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Re: Accent Color for my calipers and engine bay/intake... (chromecarz00)

I voted Blue. Thats the color I want to do on my car. Just not sure what shade of blue yet.
 

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Re: Accent Color for my calipers and engine bay/intake... (x-omatic)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>x-omatic</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I voted Blue. Thats the color I want to do on my car. Just not sure what shade of blue yet.</TD></TR></TABLE> What color is ur car?
 

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Re: Accent Color for my calipers and engine bay/intake... (Modernman)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Modernman</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> What color is ur car?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Silver
 

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Under the hook - Blue<br>Calipers and hat of the rotors - Black<br>(Unless you have BBK and 17/18" wheels I don't think colored brake parts look good, but going gloss black will always be classy, just my opinion, though, and I'm a little biased since I loved the painted rotors on my old V70)
 

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Anyone have a good write up on painting the calipers? Do you guys just brush/clean them and spray them? I think that's the easiest, just to tape everything off. I want to do mine this summer. I like the idea of a dark blue...never thought of that!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Veefifty T5AWD</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Anyone have a good write up on painting the calipers? Do you guys just brush/clean them and spray them? I think that's the easiest, just to tape everything off. I want to do mine this summer. I like the idea of a dark blue...never thought of that! </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Get the kit from duplicolor.<br>Just a few more...please?
 

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Veefifty: Search for threads created by me, I had a sort of write up when I did my calipers. I left them on, used the duplicolor kit (although if I ever redo them I think I might go with the G2 epoxy kit), just taped off areas I didn't want touched, and I even sprayed clear coat on them while they were still on.<br> I really like the looks of my black calipers, but I really think that green would be a good choice on the white car. If you are going for classy go with black, if sporty go with green. Red/white reminds me too much of an ambulance. Blue is more common, but if you go blue do a navy and it would look sick.<br>I have seen very few cars with green. Unique ftw.
 

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I also have a couple pictures posted of my yellow brake calipers as well. It's a pretty simple process. The only hard part I had was jacking the car up cause I am such a noob. Make sure you clean the calipers well with steel brushes. You need small tiny brushed not the huge BBQ grill ones.
 

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Re: Accent Color for my calipers and engine bay/intake... (chromecarz00)

White w/black letters. <p>Have you thought about dropping the front plate 1-2 inches...it's covering the silver trim around the grill. Took about 30 min of precise measuring & drilling when I did mine. Looks sooo much better.
 

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<A HREF="http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/nme95k/?action=view&current=sidekicklx032.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/nme95k/sidekicklx032.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><br><A HREF="http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/nme95k/?action=view&current=sidekicklx029.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/nme95k/sidekicklx029.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><br><A HREF="http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/nme95k/?action=view&current=sidekicklx039.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/nme95k/sidekicklx039.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><A HREF="http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/nme95k/?action=view&current=sidekicklx156.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/nme95k/sidekicklx156.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><A HREF="http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/nme95k/?action=view&current=sidekicklx122.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/nme95k/sidekicklx122.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><A HREF="http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/nme95k/?action=view&current=sidekicklx031.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/nme95k/sidekicklx031.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>im going for this 3 tone in 2 weeks. let me know on this. ill also be doing this myself<br><A HREF="http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/nme95k/?action=view&current=riley-volvo-1.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/nme95k/riley-volvo-1.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>did it myself, costs about $60 for everything.<p><br>sandpaper, primer, paint, and clear coat.<p>being patient about everything --- $priceless.. lol<p>take your time between coats.. allow 15-30 minutes between coats, wait 3 hours after priming to paint, wait 5 hours after painting to clear coat, and wait 24 hours before actually putting your fingertips on the painted stuff.. if you press or grab w/e u painted hard enough, an impression of your fingers will stay there...<p>and make you sure you really do light coats, especially the 1st or 2nd coat. the 3rd could be a bit wet... but dont let it drip. you'll see it building up...<p><br>to sand rims, use 120 grit first, then after everything is sanded, including primer, go back with 220 or 320. then the 1st coat has to be very light, then do some sanding.<p>to sand engine components, even though they are plastic, use 120 and get it rough a little so the primer sticks nicely.<p>for tail lights, you must wet sand them lightly with 320 if you want to do what i did with the VHT spray tint. 3 coats max. <p>no wet coats at all. spray lightly, when you first spray, it will look like nothing happened, but once it starts drying, you'll see how dark it gets. if you see it start dripping, there is no way you can fix it. wash it off with soap ASAP!!!<p>hopefully i helped. im doing a 3 tone to my car very soon. im trying to make s40 of the month on s40forums.. hopefully...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chromecarz00</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">seriously? <br>yeah ive done painwork on friends cars but time to do mine lol</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>i've never had as much fun with any car than with my volvo...<p><br>dont do blue, it would match, but everyone has blue, i wouldnt have done red, but i couldnt find gold until after i did mine.<p>i would go with a lime green, or a hammered copper if i had your color
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chromecarz00</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">seriously? <br>yeah ive done painwork on friends cars but time to do mine lol</TD></TR></TABLE><p>by the way, do you like the way i did mine? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nme95k</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>by the way, do you like the way i did mine? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>thanks for the pix and all<br>i like the way your idea is for your car, and yeah i like what youve done so far, gunna do the same w rims but with a pattern, youll see <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><br>and yeah the engine is a BIT too red for my liking, but not bad<br>ive actually never seen blue calips on a car around here, not as much on the forums, so its between lime green and blue, and maybe white with black lettering or black with white but going for something more agresseive so well see
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chromecarz00</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>thanks for the pix and all<br>i like the way your idea is for your car, and yeah i like what youve done so far, gunna do the same w rims but with a pattern, youll see <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><br>and <U>yeah the engine is a BIT too red for my liking,</U><B></B> but not bad<br>ive actually never seen blue calips on a car around here, not as much on the forums, so its between lime green and blue, and maybe white with black lettering or black with white but going for something more agresseive so well see</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>i recently painted stuff copper and a mixture of silver and blue.<p>it wasnt that it was too red, i just wanted more bizzazzzzzzzzzzz<p>neway... good luck with what you come up with. be creative. <p>i just got up one day and just started taking things off and painting... lol<p><br>i took off the emblems from the trunk and threw them in the engine, a lil recycling lol
 
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