i have glacier silver too just that i didn't take any clear side shot
as for steel gray with red calipers - check out coolgrey car
took me like 1hr15min or so each wheel yeah dryer really helps big time....how many coatings did u put on?? i brought VHT brake caliper spray paint can at lordco cost me 11 with taxes coulda got it cheaper using my dad's company
they had red, blue, black and silver there if anyone is interested
About spray can or brushing, let me ask you this. Do you have a high tolerance level? If not go with the brushing. It is way easier but it will cost a bit more since most of the brake paint kit using brush I seen cost 3 times more than the spray can.
Think it as this, you can really minimize masking with brushing if you have a steady hand. With spray can, there is no hope in hell you can do it without masking.
Or I forgot about Ruefus who spray the paint out into a container and then use a brush to paint it on. I don't know how well this work but Ruefus was able to get a clean finish on his calipers.
Actually I would not spend too much time just painting the calipers unless it came like that. But I found out after I painted it, I see that it can protect the finish of the metal. Also I noticed that Mazda uses different material or processing between the front and the back. So it look kind of awkward when I stare at my open wheels. If they were the same colour then I would say, to hell with it.
Go ahead and look at your naked calipers, the fronts and rears, and let me know if yours are the same colour. Make sure it is clean and not dirty from all the brake dust then i guess it would be the same colour, BLACK.
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I think yellow calipers would look awesome. I have a neighbour who has a Mazda MP3 (Protege with the builtin Kenwood MP3 which works well in the ad campaign). Anyway, when it was first release blue (I think it was Laser Blue) was the only colour available. It had factory painted yellow calipers. Man it looks sharp.
I don't know if any members has posted any blue with calipers painted yet. I have not seen any anyway. Hopefully someone will do it and post pics up.
I too jumped on the band wagon yesterday... 5 Hours later....
I liked the way some people left the shiny silver part of the actual brake pad unpainted,
so thats what took so long... You cant tell in photo, but I wasnt going to back up the car
just for that. Anyways... Off to explore the T/B bypass