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I just loved the last photo (the wheel-less MO on jacks). The wheel openings are so large it makes the discs look almost toy-like.

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MightyMo

Can I ask you something? Why?
My question as well! :p

I've never understood the fascination with painting the calipers.
 

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You know, if I have to explain, it's probably a hopeless effort. :D ;)
 

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Mighty - I get it & I like it! :cool:

How about a pic with the wheel on.
 

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The wheels actually aren't that 'open', so they don't show the calipers off as well as they could. Anyway, takes 24 hours for the paint to cure, then I can get the car washed and maybe snap some more pics.
 

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I'm not sure when/where it first started, but I recall noticing painted calipers on Vipers, Vettes and 911s about 10 years ago.

I'm not sure how it will look on the MO, but I love the look of red or black painted multiple-piston, smoothly-machined calipers found on those sports cars.

That's just my opinion.

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Indeed, the Silver body/Red caliper is a combo most associated with Porsche.
 

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NICE:)

welcome to the club :D
I took the time to do mine too when I did my brakes. Looks even better with my new Toyo's, I think.



 

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MightyMo said:
You know, if I have to explain, it's probably a hopeless effort. :D ;)
I painted mine RED on my Silver Mo. AND
painted them really terrific Bright Silver on my 05 which was a much darker Pewter Mo.

Folks said why and I said "to get on the other side."

It's just a thing that some of us "Modders Do" :D
 

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Well done MightMO...

though I would prefer it to be silver. (despite Ferrari colors! :D :D )
 

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I just added some pics with the rims on the car, use the same link as above.

Really, if you want to 'show off' the calipers you need some open face aftermarket rims. I'll have to have a friend take a pic on the move on the freeway some time, see if they visually pop out once the rim blurs.

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MightyMo

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Mighty FYI the Big Brother software here at work Astaro Internet Security won't let me view pics 837 & 838 and labels them as....

"The item you have requested is infected by a virus. It will not be downloaded."

Notice there file size is larger, but the other 2 came through ok.
 

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lawbroker said:
if you have to ask "why" . . you'll never understand
Disagree, if you do not ask “Why” you will never know!
 

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njjoe said:
...I recall noticing painted calipers on Vipers, Vettes and 911s about 10 years ago.

I'm not sure how it will look on the MO, but I love the look of red or black painted multiple-piston, smoothly-machined calipers found on those sports cars.

That's just my opinion.

-njjoe


That's because these cars have high end 4 or 6 piston calipers that are custom cast for them. They aren't simply painted, they are powdercoated. Some high end calipers are anodized (Brembo makes some like this). In the case of performance calipers on performance vehicles having a different color says "I have high performance brakes." Whether that's of value, is a different debate.

Having stock calipers painted a different color says "I want to have high performance brakes, but in reality, I have off-the-shelf parts bin calipers used accross various model lines. Maybe I'm fooling a few people and that makes my car cool. I'll ignore the fact that the tires spec'd on my car aren't sticky enough for the STOCK brakes much less a higher performance brake setup or the fact that the only people who know the value of a high performance break setup can recognize painted stock calipers from a mile away."

Some even paint their rear DRUMS to match! "Hey, I can't even afford a car with 4 wheel disk brakes, so check out my high performance rear drums!" :2:
 

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I think what Mighty Mo and LawBroker said is "Your will never Understand" or it's a "Hopeless Effort"

I am sure you will take what follows in the good spirit it is offered. You should ask Why, But the Answer will not give you what you want.

Knowing something and understanding something are not the same.

Steps to Wisdom:

1. FIND out what it is you don't know.
2. SEARCH OUT and locate that information.
3. SECURE and UNDERSTAND the information
4. USE the Information to gain experience.
5. REPEAT the experience to broaden the knowledge base so that it becomes Understanding.
6. AGE the understanding over time (like fine wine) utilizing reflection to finally reach having WISDOM.

So getting the answer to why will only provide you with one of the many answers to the question, It answers thereselves are not simple one liners like "to Keep them clean' or Reduce heat build Up" which may be incorrect anyway, but even if they were would only be a small sampling of the reasons and EVEN IF you got them all, You still will not have understanding of the reason for doing it, but you will be on the road.

Unfortunately trying to transfer the understanding usually brings ridicule from the receiver (not in your case i am sure) as they take the information as an insult to their perceived state of position on the road to being wise. So trying to transfer it is usually a hard task and one that is not undertaken for negabile gain on the part of the giver. It is part of why being a good parent is a very big job. From when they want the training wheels too too soon or want to go to dangerous places at Spring Break"

No one knows how long that road may be for them as you cannot see the end as you travel forward on it and you never get to the end in this lifetime anyway.

Thats why I gave the answer a few posts ago as "To get on the other side" for a better answer you need to become a chicken or in this case a Caliper Painter. Final thought paint your calipers! Live with them a while. See what you think after 3 to 6 months. You can paint them back to "Natural" if you still want to.

:) ;) :cool: :4: :) :D :) :)
 
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