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Finally finished doing the brakes in red with the Brembo logo. Thanks to Bob for letting me know that the logo's are available. Cecil..........
 

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Cecil...

ok, now I am freaking out!!!
I'll answer the PM tomorrow at work...
Dude (surf talk, sorry)
I CANNOT believe you did paint them HEMI orange??? :crying:
 

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Alright Cecil, how about a little "how to" on this. That looks slick, great job. Where did you get the logos?
 

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Rebel78 said:
Alright Cecil, how about a little "how to" on this. That looks slick, great job. Where did you get the logos?
Ok gang, here's the skinny. The logo is from www.xenonmods.com . I ordered in a 3" length X 1/2 width. It came in a little longer than I wanted and the Brembo logo is a little wider than it should be too, but it still will work. Its just that the Brembo logo will not be completely on the flat portion of the brake. The price is around $10 for the set of 6 logo's, 2 extras in case you screw up, and that includes shipping. You can get them in just about any color.
Here's a quick how to:
1. Take off wheel and tire of first brake you want to do.
2. Clean brake with brake cleaner.
3. Use paper and masking tape to protect all the areas of the Brembo unit
that you don't want to paint. Make sure you cover under fender well so
that overspray is not an issue.
4. Use VHT, Dupli-kolor, or other brake paint.
5. Give enough coats so that you cover up the old logo.
6. Put wheel and tire back on and torque bolts to at least 100lbs.
7. Do the other 3 brakes in the same manner.
8. Wait at least 24 hrs and repeat step 1
9. Follow instructions that are included with your decals and your done.

BTW, the paint can be obtained at most auto parts stores and are about
$7. per can. One can should do it. Also, you don't need to pull off the brakes to paint them. Cecil........... :wave:
I forgot to mention that when you go to the decal site, you must order the Brembo decal, don't click the chrysler icon(wrong one for our cars). They will at some point in the order ask you for special instructions. Thats where you tell them the size you want.
 

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qictrk said:
Ok gang, here's the skinny. The logo is from www.xenonmods.com . I ordered in a 3" length X 1/2 width. It came in a little longer than I wanted and the Brembo logo is a little wider than it should be too, but it still will work. Its just that the Brembo logo will not be completely on the flat portion of the brake. The price is around $10 for the set of 6 logo's, 2 extras in case you screw up, and that includes shipping. You can get them in just about any color.
Here's a quick how to:
1. Take off wheel and tire of first brake you want to do.
2. Clean brake with brake cleaner.
3. Use paper and masking tape to protect all the areas of the Brembo unit
that you don't want to paint. Make sure you cover under fender well so
that overspray is not an issue.
4. Use VHT, Dupli-kolor, or other brake paint.
5. Give enough coats so that you cover up the old logo.
6. Put wheel and tire back on and torque bolts to at least 100lbs.
7. Do the other 3 brakes in the same manner.
8. Wait at least 24 hrs and repeat step 1
9. Follow instructions that are included with your decals and your done.

BTW, the paint can be obtained at most auto parts stores and are about
$7. per can. One can should do it. Also, you don't need to pull off the brakes to paint them. Cecil........... :wave:
I forgot to mention that when you go to the decal site, you must order the Brembo decal, don't click the chrysler icon(wrong one for our cars). They will at some point in the order ask you for special instructions. Thats where you tell them the size you want.
Good stuff, but I am confused over step 8 (repeat step1)??? Also, can you take some pictures of the entire car with the red calipers showing. Last question, what brand paint did you use and what was the color called? Thx.
 

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Now that i think about it, you didn't have to do any sanding or priming on the silver calipers? The finish looks too smooth to paint on???? but i guess I am wrong.
 

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I was wondering about that myself, I would think you would have to sand them down. But if it came out looking that good, can't argue with it.

Also, did you do both sides, or just the areas you can see? It would be tough to do both sides without taking them off.

I'd love to know the brand and name color of the paint as well, it looks sweeeet!!!
 

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J. Vig, Step 8 is telling you to wait 24hrs before you try to apply the decals.
Want to wait until the paint is completely dry. Didn't use any sandpaper because to many areas were just impossible to get to. Thats why I recommend using a harsh cleaner, such as brake cleaner. If it starts to pull loose, I'll let you guys know. I'll get a picture of the car tomorrow.
Rebel78, I only did the side that shows. I did not want to pull off the calipers. I used VHT brake paint, Racing Red, but Dupli-Color probably puts out a very good product too. Cecil.........
 

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Thanks for answering, that looks so slick, I may have to do it.
 

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qictrk said:
Here you go Johnny V. Tried to send privately, but thats blocked.
Cecil.........
I think you got some overspray on your wheels, I can't remember mine being that color :biggrin:

I'll scrub mine down and see how they turn out :biggrin:
 

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Cecil,
how is the paint holding up?
any problems?
thanks!
Chris
 

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Ah Chris, nice to hear from you. You will always get a smile out of me with that question. With my wheels you can barely see the calipers anyway, but far as I can tell, they still look good. Been raining over here so much these last few months I sometimes think it would have been wiser to buy a boat.
I still have the paint brush and all the paint necessary to do your valve covers and calipers. :D :biglaugh: Cecil.............
 

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An alternative to painting is to swap calipers with an SRT8 Charger or Magnum owner. Surprisingly, there are many of them who don't like the red brakes and would prefer the "classier" look of the silver 300C calipers. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence! ;)

The advantage of caliper swapping over painting is that you end up with a robust set of red calipers that won't peel or color shift with hard use. Brembo uses a high temperature enamel on these red calipers.
 
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