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Old 07-26-2011, 02:51 AM   #3741
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^^ you painted you calipers and rotors? i'm taking it you baked them? what did you use? how'd you do the rotors specifically? pictures?

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I used dupli color caliper spray paint, I dont have a pic of the process but all I did was sand down the rust and tape off the part were the pads hit and just sprayed light even coats. Holds up fine and looks clean.

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Old 07-26-2011, 03:18 AM   #3742
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oh, you didn't take them off the car? and you didn't paint your rotors either, did you?

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Old 07-26-2011, 03:28 AM   #3743
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oh, you didn't take them off the car? and you didn't paint your rotors either, did you?

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Did you not read the post. He didn't paint where the pads hit the rotor. He sanded down where the rust was, taped off where the pads make contact and painted.

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managed to sneak by two cars on the highway today... van in the left hand lane, car in the middle lane... i drove in between the both of them, clipped one of them, but its not that big of a deal, those cars were a piece of shitt anyways. when i got through, i dropped it into 3rd and pulled mad hard... the van was pissed off so much because of his road rage, so he lost control and flipped over
On a side note, this sounds eirily familiar. If your not joking is this thread with video what your talking. Sounds identical. http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=859347
Your might be just joking but whatever.
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:58 PM   #3744
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oh, you didn't take them off the car? and you didn't paint your rotors either, did you?

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My car was on jack stands the whole weekend and yes I took off my rotors to paint them, if I didnt they would look like ****

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Did you not read the post. He didn't paint where the pads hit the rotor. He sanded down where the rust was, taped off where the pads make contact and painted.
Thank you haha
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:08 PM   #3745
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over the weekend I installed new rotors/pads and I painted the calipers too. Also changed the front wheel bearing assemblies and the car rides so much smoother now!
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:27 PM   #3746
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I was bored today so I played with some plasti dip (ready for the flames )
I painted the bottom of my bumper so far and I really like the results. It makes the bumper looks more aggressive and gives it a diff style imo.
Im waiting till it fully drys from 3 coats then ill lightly coat it once more. Disregard the tapes around the bumper, the paint was still wet
What i dont like about this mod is from the side when you look at the painted piece, it looks like it has a small "lip"
Next up is the headlights

Hmmm.....I may just do this.
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:29 PM   #3747
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On a side note, this sounds eirily familiar. If your not joking is this thread with video what your talking. Sounds identical. http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=859347
Your might be just joking but whatever.
yes, that is the point, i am joking lol
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:18 PM   #3748
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Cleaned out the inside, top to bottom, and ordered new cup holder, center armrest cover, and floor mats.
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:13 PM   #3749
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^^ ahh, well thanks. i was thinking that you painted the entire rotor. that'd be sweet. i just don't see how you could keep the paint there through braking.

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Old 07-26-2011, 03:15 PM   #3750
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over the weekend I installed new rotors/pads and I painted the calipers too. Also changed the front wheel bearing assemblies and the car rides so much smoother now!
You son of a b!tch haha now mine looks like sh!t
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:18 PM   #3751
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^^ ahh, well thanks. i was thinking that you painted the entire rotor. that'd be sweet. i just don't see how you could keep the paint there through braking.

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Old 07-26-2011, 03:24 PM   #3752
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:42 PM   #3753
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at least you put your hazards on.
Since they come on automatically after an impact it isn't too much of an impressive feat.
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:45 PM   #3754
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Since they come on automatically after an impact it isn't too much of an impressive feat.
That wasn't an impact, ///M-Power kicked in. He just wanted to apologize for embarrassing the other drivers.
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That wasn't an impact, ///M-Power kicked in. He just wanted to apologize for embarrassing the other drivers.
I thought he was just signaling that he "won," in case there was any doubt.
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:51 PM   #3756
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That wasn't an impact, ///M-Power kicked in. He just wanted to apologize for embarrassing the other drivers.
They should be embarrassed that their cars handled so poorly when they lost the race. It embarrassed me just watching it really
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I changed my RTAB's with M3 RTAB's and Vorshlag limiters. I also changed the brake fluid.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:04 PM   #3760
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You son of a b!tch haha now mine looks like sh!t
Haha...atleast you're not missing a lugnut though lol
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