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Was bored over the long weekend with no forum to keep myself busy. So I went to my local car part supply and bought some high temp paint and painted my caliper.

It took about 4 hours to do carefully each wheel using the supplied jack. But from what you see it turned out pretty good. Or at least I thought it was pretty good. What do you guys think? Was it a waste of time? I guess it does not matter now. It is on it and it is very hard to take it off. :)

Anyway, I also had my front end covered with the 3M stonechip protector installed. It included teh whole front bumper, headlights, hood, fenders and side mirrors. I got a great deal too, $480CDN installed. If anyone want to install it, let me know I can recommend the guy who did it for me. It took several hours so you will need to leave the car for that time.

Anyway, hope you enjoy. I have created a Cardomain.com site now so that I have somewhere to upload pictures too.

My Mazda 6 Cardomain




 

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Looks good! Goes well with the silver of the car... On the second pic it looks a little like a Porsche 911 :)
 

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Definately looks good. Two thumbs up. Was it a hard job, do I require any specific skills?
 

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Very easy to do. A little patience and two HANDS as Absolut indicated.

If you know how to change a tire and remember your days of painting in grade school, anyone can do it.

Paint kit was $40 (German brand) but may be cheaper if you look around at cheaper brand.
 

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Looks good - and is something I've been thinking about doing to my car.

Nice work.
 

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BTW Ruefus, thanks for the link to the 3M stonechip protector link. Got the phone number of the local installer. Got a great price and just one afternoon wait.

I put the 3M product on the car instead of the thinner Avery one. I think the difference is 7mm versus 5mm on the Avery. 3M was tougher to install and very minute amount easier to see than the thinner Avery film.
 

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That's good to hear that it's not very hard to do...I might have to copy your style. :)
 

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Glad it worked out. Did your guy get any dust trapped? Mine did - but a call to Xpel told me that some is pretty normal.

Glad you like it.

What brand of paint did you use?
 

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Tirerack sells paint kits for brake calipers for like $38. Check there website!
 

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That reminds me of the new grand prix GTPs, they have red calipers...
 

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Yes you have to take the wheels off unless you have really tiny hands to get it through the spoke to paint way back.
 

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            so do you actually have to take off the wheels to paint them?[/b]
unless you have tiny arms to get behind the wheels... that would be a contorsionist trick! :D
 

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Wonder what it'd cost to cover the whole car in that 3M protection. ;)
 
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