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I know a few of you have done this. Could you please chime in on the process, and cost. I know the factory finish is usually always better than an aftermarket paint job. Thus my questions on durability to those who have done this. I have a silver o4 R with all of the moldingas painted. Also what do you guys think would be a good color?
 

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Re: Painting the R's callipers (Mash)

I haven't done it to this car, but if done right it should last a very long time. I prepped and painted the oem calipers on my TT (with Pep Boys caliper paint) and it I never had a problem with it peeling, fading, bubbling or anything. In fact, I even put a set of Audi ring stickers on them which never came off. As long as you properly prepare the R's Brembos, I don't know why the new paint wouldn't last.<p>-Eric<p>P.S. I've always been partial to red or yellow. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Painting the R's callipers (Mash)

FYI<br>I know the bodyshop in Inglewood that repaints all of Race Technology's ( Brembo dist.) calipers when they need custom paint or need to convert black to red.<br>I watched them doing 30 at a time...just like painting a car part, any body shop can do it and it looks factory. No special paint is used either because they changed my Brembos on my C43 from Black to Red in 24 hours.<p>Good luck.
 

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Re: Painting the R's callipers (ForceReconTrojan)

Yellow is real nice color for calipers on a Silver car
 

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<A HREF="http://v2-en.foliatec.de/shu_cms/index.php?kid=19" TARGET="_blank">http://v2-en.foliatec.de/shu_cms/index.php?kid=19</A><br>Try this stuff it worked great on my 850
 

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Every time I read your location "Toxic Environment NJ" I can't help but to think of a bad Troma film. If that reference is lost on you...well...you're all the better for it! lol<p>-Eric
 

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Re: Painting the R's callipers (Sue Esponte)

I've been thinking of painting my mine after this last trip to WG and my calipers are turning gold. Any idea if the aftermarket paint will hold up to track temps on the calipers?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Every time I read your location "Toxic Environment NJ" I can't help but to think of a bad Troma film. If that reference is lost on you...well...you're all the better for it! lol<p>-Eric</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> Toxic Avenger maybe- lmao <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>854T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> Toxic Avenger maybe- lmao <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yep! lol<p>-Eric
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>854T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> Toxic Avenger maybe- lmao <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Sorry, cant help it...Tromeo and Juliet...best by far <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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