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    Painted calipers

    Has anybody painted their calipers? If so, what color and what color is your car?

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    Powerstop is coming out with red replacement calipers for the ILX ; I know this doesn't answer the question but here's where many of my friends have purchased caliper paint kits.........

    Duplicolor Brake Caliper Paint Kits - JEGS

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    I think duplicolor makes a kit as well as G2.

    I have found that they chip over time though. I'd want to just paint it silver.

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    ^ I would paint it silver like when it comes from factory. How can we put on better protection against rock chips and rust?
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    Quote Originally Posted by acura-dude77 View Post
    ^ I would paint it silver like when it comes from factory.
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    Sounds like most of you guys feel the stock silver is better than any other color.
    I'd kinda like to see what other colors look like before painting mine.
    Anybody have any pictures?

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    I like the idea of red! If it was a Ferrari or Lamborghini I could do yellow :0

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    Just look up any car with painted calipers. It wont look any different on an ilx.

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    Im not sure why acura-dude like the oem color but I just dont care to fake the funk and paint stock calipers. Kind of ricey IMO but hey, this coming from a guy that sprayed his old muffler/emblems black and tore out a rear seat in my old integra before I said "whoa, THATS rice." No offense meant, just my honest opinion. If you like colored calipers go buy a big break kit.

    Also the unneeded attention is a factor. Sprayed red calipers are 'red' flags for cops to pull you over and see what they can pin on you.




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    Some random info.
    The TLs use Brembo kits. It would be pretty sick to do a retro fit TL brake set up on an ILX.




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    Thanx for the info and pix. I'm thinking of Plasti-dipping the wheels black (mask off the polished
    aluminum) and red calipers (car's red). If I don't like it I can peel it off. I'll just have to
    take my chances with the cops. I do anyway.

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