Not sure I've seen this yet and when it's time to do the brakes, I'll be doing the 05-06 'upgrade' more than likely, due to $ and a direct swap (time). However, while the red calipers look decent on certain colors, I can't help but think it won't look right on a purple car, so hoping somebody has this and could share a pic of what it'll look like.
Plan is the oem calipers and vented rear rotor and probably paint the rear caliper to match, since afaik it's the same thing (04 as 05-06).
Any other color suggestions? I wonder what a polished caliper may look like...
2004 Pontiac GTO - new DD, yay!
2007 Cadillac CTS-V - Sold
2006 Pontiac GTO - Sold
1992 Mitsubishi Galant VR4
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Thanks for the link and I need to use better keywords, lol.
The red doesn't look too bad and better than I thought...like to see it in person and maybe I'll just try that with the fronts and if it looks alright, paint the rears. The only bad part of that is I'd like to have the calipers off to do whatever 'finish' I decide...maybe just do a mock-up first with the red. Still don't like the yellow on that pic, either.
As for polished, I found some generic polished caliper pics on google and wasn't too much of a fan as they made them look cheap (like chrome) IMO...I think what I'd do then is just do a 'mill' finish and remove the casting. I have some high heat aluminum paint that I did some of my lines with on my other car and it looks good, so that's a possibility. One bad thing about bare (or polished) alum. is it gets oxided pretty quick so may look like caca too often.
For the wheels, I'm still undecided but do want to get rid of these oem 17's, but since it has brand new tires it may be some time until I get something else. I liked those polished 5-spoke on that link above (other than the size).
Plasti-dip comes in red. You could like 3 coats of that and 2 of the "gloss" just to see how it comes out. That will get you in the ballpark at least of the color for an "in person" inspection. Then, just peel the PD off!
I believe somebody sells purple brake paint (I have a cp), but the color might be too light and feminine. I've been thinking about painting mine, but I think I'll either go midnight blue or mix midnight blue with the purple they sell and then gloss the hell out of it. I'll post some pics when I get around to my brembo conversion in a month or two. Deep black would probably look good too.
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Suppose plasti-dip would be an option, although hoping to get a nice pair of front 'red' oem's to check out and if it looked good would be the best option, since it'd be one less thing to worry about (then just have to paint the rears to match). Of course, one thing I don't care for is the "GTO" on the calipers, only cause it has that all over the car already! Too bad it didn't have "Pontiac" instead, or blank. One reason I'd like to "sand them down" too, although shame to get rid of the PC finish.
Yeah, purple can be a tricky color unless it's a darker shade...think that's why I like cosmos so much as it's not too "girly" looking. I mean, I like purple to begin with, so long as it's still a masculine shade. Definitely post up some pics of the final result!
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