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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Painting my calipers... what about the brackets?

For those of you who have painted you're calipers, did you paint the caliper brackets as well?

My G8 is Pacific Slate Metallic aka Karma Blue and I will be doing the calipers in red. Picked up the Dupli-Color caliper kit yesterday and am looking forward to getting these done but after searching the internet, I'm still up in the air about doing the brackets.

So...yes or no on painting the brackets? Thanks in advance!
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For those of you who have painted you're calipers, did you paint the caliper brackets as well?

My G8 is Pacific Slate Metallic aka Karma Blue and I will be doing the calipers in red. Picked up the Dupli-Color caliper kit yesterday and am looking forward to getting these done but after searching the internet, I'm still up in the air about doing the brackets.

So...yes or no on painting the brackets? Thanks in advance!
If you're going to paint sliding calipers, I would say yes to painting the brackets. But only black or silver.

Some OEMs do paint both the caliper and the bracket the same color.

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Yeah, paint the brackets. I've got fully powdercoated on one car and only the calipers on the other. I'll be doing the brackets to make it look completed soon.

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Yes, paint both.... and red is a great/classic choice.
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i painted my brackets and my calipers on my silver gtp. silver black combo. If you're already in there, why not? I'd like to do it on the G8 too, but didn't have the time or motivation during my last brake job.

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I just painted calipers/brackets this weekend. I vote for painting the brackets as well.
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Looks good but I'm not really sold on black brackets. I'm thinking either red or silver.
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Any pics with wheels on yet ?
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Looks good but I'm not really sold on black brackets. I'm thinking either red or silver.
my opinion after doing these and seeing others is that black is a good contrast to any caliper color. However, you can also paint the calipers black and the brackets the color of your choice.

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Any pics with wheels on yet ?
Pics have a bit of a glare. I should have went with silver brackets I think.
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I ultimately went with red....
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How does match with the cars color ?
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