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Freshjive
04-08-2005, 02:38 AM
Hello all =P I have a Mazda3 White HB....... I just wonder what colour of Brake Caliper Paint should I get??? any colour suggestion??? My dad said Red will look nice.... any idea? thanks :p

wtom
04-08-2005, 11:46 AM
Red would be pretty nice. I\'m thinking Gold on a white car.

Freshjive
04-09-2005, 02:25 PM
I can buy them in Crappy Tire? how much it will cost me? =)

MazdaTree
04-10-2005, 03:35 AM
for the set $20 but it only comes in BLACK YELLOW SILVER AND RED
other then that u gotta get a spray can one (which doesnt include paint brush masking tape etc)

wtom
04-11-2005, 01:57 PM
Hope you\'ll have something to show us at the meet, Freshjive! :D

mazda3ride
04-12-2005, 12:55 PM
I picked up the red yesterday. Hoping to do it this weekend.

emc
04-12-2005, 01:33 PM
i\'m painting mine too . . . but i have a silly question. I know relatively how to paint them, but not exactly, like the steps to take i guess. Can anyone give me some tips?

SwooshICE
04-12-2005, 02:40 PM
I know relatively how to paint them, but not exactly, like the steps to take i guess. Can anyone give me some tips?


same :p

Zaku_4
04-13-2005, 12:13 AM
well,

lol i very recently did my calipers red with the dulicolour kit. it was really easy rofl, the hardest and scarriest part, was jacking up both sides with 2 OEM mazda3 jacks. like man, it was just so nervve wrecking having the car in the air, wiht that being said, after that leap of faith that it wont fall over, it was easy.

duplicolour gives u the bruish,cleaner, tape, and like paint. take off the rims, spray the cliper with that cleaner stuff, and just paint. lol that stuff u spray literally requirs almost no wiping at all, once sprayed the stuff thats on it, just falss onto the ground in a liquid formm or gets shot off somewhere else.

haha i have 3 layers of red on mine, looks really nice. its more fun, and better for you, if u have a friend to help you out! btw so far i did a 2.5rs and my mazda3 with 2 coats on the rs and 3 coats on my mazda3, and there is still ALOTTTT of paint left, so it would be mor economical if u have like 3+ people wanted ot do it to cut the costs.. lol

took me 4 hours to do my front and back, including jacking time and prepping time. so 1 hour each caliper. it was fun! =D

MazdaTree
04-13-2005, 12:44 AM
Originally posted by Zaku_4


well,

lol i very recently did my calipers red with the dulicolour kit. it was really easy rofl, the hardest and scarriest part, was jacking up both sides with 2 OEM mazda3 jacks. like man, it was just so nervve wrecking having the car in the air, wiht that being said, after that leap of faith that it wont fall over, it was easy.

duplicolour gives u the bruish,cleaner, tape, and like paint. take off the rims, spray the cliper with that cleaner stuff, and just paint. lol that stuff u spray literally requirs almost no wiping at all, once sprayed the stuff thats on it, just falss onto the ground in a liquid formm or gets shot off somewhere else.

haha i have 3 layers of red on mine, looks really nice. its more fun, and better for you, if u have a friend to help you out! btw so far i did a 2.5rs and my mazda3 with 2 coats on the rs and 3 coats on my mazda3, and there is still ALOTTTT of paint left, so it would be mor economical if u have like 3+ people wanted ot do it to cut the costs.. lol

took me 4 hours to do my front and back, including jacking time and prepping time. so 1 hour each caliper. it was fun! =D

how long did it take or did u leave it to dry?

emc
04-13-2005, 01:04 PM
hey zaku, did you get that from crappy tire? if not where did you get it from and how much was the kit?

Zaku_4
04-13-2005, 06:38 PM
rofl,

umm i bascially left it at 9-10pm then didint drive my car to school and let it sit there till the evenining of the next day.

i dunno where this paint came from, the duplicolour kit is al01\'s. haha we painted his new subbie then my 3.

most likely i thikn he got it from canadian tire? i dunno

Newlook
04-14-2005, 10:32 PM
Originally posted by Zaku_4


rofl,

umm i bascially left it at 9-10pm then didint drive my car to school and let it sit there till the evenining of the next day.

i dunno where this paint came from, the duplicolour kit is al01\'s. haha we painted his new subbie then my 3.

most likely i thikn he got it from canadian tire? i dunno

I think it\'s around $12 a kit, comes with the cleaner, paint and brush. It dries fairly quick.

Rust paint is an alternative but it takes much longer to dry. Mine was completely dry in 8hrs I think.

chaser
04-15-2005, 12:47 AM
Originally posted by emc
hey zaku, did you get that from crappy tire? if not where did you get it from and how much was the kit?

I just checked out the kit from Cantire, it\'s $19.99.

emc
04-15-2005, 05:09 PM
ya i just bought it from crappy tire, the guy there was like \"you\'re painting your calipers?\" as if he was completely shocked, im like no, i feel like drinking the cleaner and eating the paint :p i didn\'t really say that, but felt like it hehe.

i got mine in red, i don\'t know if it\'ll look too red though, but i\'ll see . . . i saw pics of red on red and it looked good, so we will see.

majic
04-16-2005, 12:41 PM
Originally posted by emc


ya i just bought it from crappy tire, the guy there was like \"you\'re painting your calipers?\" as if he was completely shocked, im like no, i feel like drinking the cleaner and eating the paint :p i didn\'t really say that, but felt like it hehe.

i got mine in red, i don\'t know if it\'ll look too red though, but i\'ll see . . . i saw pics of red on red and it looked good, so we will see.

umm.. guinea pig it.. so then i can decide if it looks nice and do mine.. heh :)

emc
04-16-2005, 05:42 PM
ya forsure! ugh hope it looks okay . . . i kinda want to change it to black though, cause i think all blackish accents on the red would look really good, plus i want to pc my rims gun metal this summer sometime, buuttt, with gunmetal rims, the red would look good then, I NEED some suggestions!!!! pplleease help!!

majic if i have enough left over ill bring it to the meet n u can use the rest if you like it :)

so people, i need some opinions on the red!!!

cookie
04-16-2005, 06:25 PM
I want to paint my calipers pink. Can\'t find it anywhere though =(. There are hardly any pink stuff! BOOooo. Yeah I think red on white would look good.

chaser
04-16-2005, 07:39 PM
Originally posted by cookie
I want to paint my calipers pink. Can\'t find it anywhere though =(. There are hardly any pink stuff! BOOooo.

Sounds like you want to pink your ride :D .. like this (http://www.speedycars.net/wallpaper/mazda_2.html) ...

///M
04-16-2005, 08:27 PM
I don\'t like colour painted calipers very much. Say for red calipers - it\'s like trying to imitate something you don\'t have (in this case maybe red Brembo calipers).

I might be interested in painting mine with silver Rustcheck to cover and prevent more rust though.

cookie
04-16-2005, 09:02 PM
Yeah I know what you mean. I used to not like coloured calipers either. I used to think it looked kinda tacky. I don\'t know..I just started liking it though haha. Mine\'s so rusty =(.

emc
04-16-2005, 09:39 PM
Originally posted by chaser



Originally posted by cookie
I want to paint my calipers pink. Can\'t find it anywhere though =(. There are hardly any pink stuff! BOOooo.

Sounds like you want to pink your ride :D .. like this (http://www.speedycars.net/wallpaper/mazda_2.html) ...

OMG theres even pink in the interior! soooooo cute i want it!!! but the calipers aren\'t pink, i think pink calipers on white car would be the cutest ever!!

EDIT: cookie, you have black mica, i thought white for a sec, pink still cute!!! i wonder if they sell white caliper paint, if they do you can mix red and white which = pink!

cookie
04-16-2005, 09:53 PM
Originally posted by emc



Originally posted by chaser



Originally posted by cookie
I want to paint my calipers pink. Can\'t find it anywhere though =(. There are hardly any pink stuff! BOOooo.

Sounds like you want to pink your ride :D .. like this (http://www.speedycars.net/wallpaper/mazda_2.html) ...

OMG theres even pink in the interior! soooooo cute i want it!!! but the calipers aren\'t pink, i think pink calipers on white car would be the cutest ever!!

EDIT: cookie, you have black mica, i thought white for a sec, pink still cute!!! i wonder if they sell white caliper paint, if they do you can mix red and white which = pink!

Where do they have pink interiors? What do you mean? Yeah white and pink would be cute. I think black and pink would be hot too (*^_^*).

emc
04-16-2005, 10:11 PM
in the link chaser posted . . . its a pink mazda with some pink in the interior!

cookie
04-16-2005, 10:19 PM
OH! My bad. I thought when he typed \"this\" he meant for that to be a pink font colour. OoOpsy. Yeah I\'ve seen that car from that site before. That\'s too pinky. haha.

majic
04-17-2005, 01:54 AM
Originally posted by emc


ya forsure! ugh hope it looks okay . . . i kinda want to change it to black though, cause i think all blackish accents on the red would look really good, plus i want to pc my rims gun metal this summer sometime, buuttt, with gunmetal rims, the red would look good then, I NEED some suggestions!!!! pplleease help!!

majic if i have enough left over ill bring it to the meet n u can use the rest if you like it :)

so people, i need some opinions on the red!!!

i had autoexe photochop my calipers with GM rims.. and red did look best, white and gold were too bright and stood out too much and black dissappeared. keeping it 2-tone (red and GM) will look pretty nice.. and red will look good with stock rim colour as well. see ya at the meet :) thanks!!

emc
04-17-2005, 04:00 PM
ya, i\'ll stick with the red :D

Titanum-3
04-17-2005, 04:13 PM
I painted my calipers last week in red. I added some decals, what do you think of them?
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/2/web/542000-542999/542663_53_full.jpg

emc
04-17-2005, 04:16 PM
ooohhh i like a lot!

whered you get the decals? is it a stencil or a sticker? it\'d be kinda cool to have TM3 on the calipers too, really get people looking :p

majic
04-17-2005, 04:25 PM
that\'s pimp!

check out the other calipers done by a guy on msprotege.com
click on [_] in my sig next to red calipers?

emc
04-17-2005, 04:28 PM
majic . . . i can\'t find the photochopped pic of the gm rims and red calipers, do you have it or the link?

OTUA YM
04-17-2005, 08:24 PM
That Mazda decal makes it look even better.
Nice job.

Does anyone know where you can buy other paint colours ???
I\'m looking for the brush-on type, not spray can.
Canadian Tire only carries 5 colours. (Red, Silver, Black, Yellow, Blue)

MazdaTree
04-17-2005, 08:39 PM
Originally posted by OTUA YM


That Mazda decal makes it look even better.
Nice job.

Does anyone know where you can buy other paint colours ???
I\'m looking for the brush-on type, not spray can.
Canadian Tire only carries 5 colours. (Red, Silver, Black, Yellow, Blue)

i dont think they even carry Blue in the caliper paint kits

Titanum-3
04-17-2005, 08:49 PM
Originally posted by emc


ooohhh i like a lot!

whered you get the decals? is it a stencil or a sticker? it\'d be kinda cool to have TM3 on the calipers too, really get people looking :p

I got the caliper decals from XenonMods.com (www.XenonMods.com). They cost me $12 shipped.

OTUA YM
04-17-2005, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by MazdaTree
i dont think they even carry Blue in the caliper paint kits


I didn\'t think so either.... but I saw blue at ONE Canadian Tire.
Unfortunately, I can\'t remember which one it was. :(
I\'ve been to five CT stores this week, looking for other colours.

majic
04-18-2005, 12:00 AM
Originally posted by emc


majic . . . i can\'t find the photochopped pic of the gm rims and red calipers, do you have it or the link?

thanks to clem: :)

http://img231.echo.cx/img231/786/red3wb.jpg

emc
04-18-2005, 12:23 AM
ooohh so sexy!! thanks majic :D

common tax refund!!!

SwooshICE
04-18-2005, 12:49 AM
i wanna get gold!!!!!
but duno where :(

MazdaTree
04-18-2005, 01:29 AM
Originally posted by SwooshICE


i wanna get gold!!!!!
but duno where :(\'

get it at crappy tire
the only thing different is that it wont come in a kit
jus the can

SwooshICE
04-18-2005, 05:18 AM
they have gold ones that aren\'t in a spray can??

i want the brush on ones coz i m pretty sure i\'ll miss spots when maskin heh

Paulsiu
04-19-2005, 09:00 AM
i\'m painting mine too in YELLOW:sarc



















Paulsiu (Burlington)

2005 Mz3 GT Sedan (5 speed) with GFX in Indigo Blue

chinsterr
05-24-2005, 07:31 AM
what is wrong with the spray on ones ?
***i bought the spray from can tire but havent used it yet , refund it ?

umm i wanted to take the caliper off and paint it .. rather than painting it while its still on the car (better safe than sorry). But im not too sure how to take off the caliper . help~

FLIPDADY
05-24-2005, 09:01 AM
I just bought the caliper kit in ceramic blue now I have to find the time to do it.:sarc

whodilly
05-24-2005, 09:14 AM
I got the silver! Bought it a few weeks ago but don\'t have the time to do it. Don\'t think I can stop driving long enough to let the paint dry. Dunno 24 hrs is a long time!:D

Junior
05-24-2005, 10:40 AM
Originally posted by autoexe I don\'t like colour painted calipers very much. Say for red calipers - it\'s like trying to imitate something you don\'t have (in this case maybe red Brembo calipers).

uh no ... it\'s for the compliment of the caliper and NOT to try to mimmick another product. stock calipers don\'t look anything close to brembo\'s so anyone that does it for that reason, betta\' check yoself.

this is the same as saying people that go with the H2 stubby are try to fake that they have a H2? :sarc pwned

chinsterr
05-24-2005, 01:02 PM
Originally posted by Junior



Originally posted by autoexe I don\'t like colour painted calipers very much. Say for red calipers - it\'s like trying to imitate something you don\'t have (in this case maybe red Brembo calipers).

uh no ... it\'s for the compliment of the caliper and NOT to try to mimmick another product. stock calipers don\'t look anything close to brembo\'s so anyone that does it for that reason, betta\' check yoself.

this is the same as saying people that go with the H2 stubby are try to fake that they have a H2? :sarc pwned

haha pwned indeed:p


back to my original question : How do i take off the brake caliper ? anything would be helpful

chaser
05-24-2005, 02:44 PM
Originally posted by chinsterr
what is wrong with the spray on ones ?
***i bought the spray from can tire but havent used it yet , refund it ?

umm i wanted to take the caliper off and paint it .. rather than painting it while its still on the car (better safe than sorry). But im not too sure how to take off the caliper . help~



You may refer to this brake kit installation walkthrough (http://www.mazda3forums.com/viewtopic.php?t=19728)

chinsterr
05-24-2005, 02:57 PM
thnx chaser . hopefully this guide can help

how did u guys paint your calipers ? did u use a brush-on-paint? or spray? did u take off the caliper or simply paint it while still attached to rotor?

ahhhh soo much trouble ... im beginning to wonder if this is even worth it .
***id hate to get paint on places where its not supposed to be, thats why im being super cautious

Optimzer
05-24-2005, 03:09 PM
wondering if a thorough job of masking off the appropriate areas would be OK?

Junior
05-24-2005, 03:40 PM
i used VHT high-temp caliper paint SPRAY .... left the caliper right on the rotor, while I just masked out the part that I didn\'t want to spray on. Saran wrap works best and then some newspaper to mask out the rest of the wheel well..

applied 1 layer at a time and would move from caliper to caliper, byt the time I did all four, the paint was dry enough to do a second coat on the first one and go from there.

DRYING time was nothing, as I finished it... started unwrapping the saran, I prolly waited 40mins, put my summers back on and started driving...

chinsterr
05-24-2005, 10:03 PM
lol junior ... i just return my VHT spray, i thought that the spray would get everywhere

instead, i bought the dupli-colour caliper kit from walmart . based on ppl\'s replies... painting seemed much easier than spraying .

now all thats left is to paint my baby... red calipers on white !!!

Junior
05-24-2005, 11:38 PM
Originally posted by chinsterr


lol junior ... i just return my VHT spray, i thought that the spray would get everywhere

instead, i bought the dupli-colour caliper kit from walmart . based on ppl\'s replies... painting seemed much easier than spraying .

now all thats left is to paint my baby... red calipers on white !!!

honestly, ppl make it seem like it\'s sooo hard... IT\'s really not, just takes more time and patience, but if you don\'t have that, then you\'re prolly better off brushing it on ... anyhow GL

Newlook
05-26-2005, 11:01 PM
Originally posted by SwooshICE


they have gold ones that aren\'t in a spray can??

i want the brush on ones coz i m pretty sure i\'ll miss spots when maskin heh

Save some pop cans or soup cans, cut them half open and spray the paint into the can... then brush on.

verbal
06-20-2006, 08:32 PM
Hey guys!

Just bought my mazda3 sport about a month ago and this is my first car ever! Im still pretty hyped about it even tho my bank roll juss dissappeared. Anyways the car-honeymoon is over and its time to get down to biznatch...first on the list is my calipers, I bought this thing used and from what I can tell the calipers seem really rough to the touch as if their starting to rust. Should they be painted when in this condition or should I sand them down or somthing? I tried to access the guide to the breakkit installation but got a 404. Any help/suggestion would be sincerely appreciated.

Btw-titanum3 your calipers look real pimp mon! I\'d buy that for a dolla :P

Be easy guys...and im out

cyberscorpi0
06-20-2006, 09:45 PM
Originally posted by verbal


Hey guys!

Just bought my mazda3 sport about a month ago and this is my first car ever! Im still pretty hyped about it even tho my bank roll juss dissappeared. Anyways the car-honeymoon is over and its time to get down to biznatch...first on the list is my calipers, I bought this thing used and from what I can tell the calipers seem really rough to the touch as if their starting to rust. Should they be painted when in this condition or should I sand them down or somthing? I tried to access the guide to the breakkit installation but got a 404. Any help/suggestion would be sincerely appreciated.

Btw-titanum3 your calipers look real pimp mon! I\'d buy that for a dolla :P

Be easy guys...and im out

Hey Verbal, Welcome to the forum.

I sanded my Calipers when I painted it. It will look smooth if you sand it. This is probably the hardest thing to do when painting Calipers.



Good luck. :)

cesg
12-29-2006, 01:18 PM
Hi there. I'm from Mexico and just bought a true red Mazda 3s sedan. I'd like to paint the calipers but I'm hesitating about what color would be the best. I've thought of red or black. What do you think?

Thanks in advance

b
12-29-2006, 01:35 PM
Hi there. I'm from Mexico and just bought a true red Mazda 3s sedan. I'd like to paint the calipers but I'm hesitating about what color would be the best. I've thought of red or black. What do you think?

Thanks in advance

I personally like black painted calipers... they go with any colour car...

Wild Weasel
12-29-2006, 11:32 PM
Do these cars come with drums in the back on the lower end models? If so... then for God's sake don't paint them anything other than flat black!

As for calipers... I think they look good in red or any other colour that matches the car. Hell, red looks good with any colour just because they do that on Porsche's and stuff. Apparently red = sporty. Maybe red's the new yellow? :)

derrick
12-30-2006, 03:18 AM
The Mazda3 comes with discs on all corners.

majic
12-30-2006, 01:38 PM
Do these cars come with drums in the back on the lower end models? If so... then for God's sake don't paint them anything other than flat black!

As for calipers... I think they look good in red or any other colour that matches the car. Hell, red looks good with any colour just because they do that on Porsche's and stuff. Apparently red = sporty. Maybe red's the new yellow? :)

you, who whores around tm3, without owning one ;) should know that they all come with disc brakes!! back to whoring on J-body..

MAZDA Kitten
01-02-2007, 01:02 AM
LOL @ majic...

Ja to same myslalem!!! Aleeeeee...

Wild Weasel
01-03-2007, 09:29 AM
Bah! I will own one... some day... :D

Cardinal Fang
01-03-2007, 04:45 PM
I'd just like to point out that I was whoring for about 3 months on this site before I bought my car from Jeff.

Carry on....

MAZDA Kitten
01-03-2007, 08:59 PM
Did anyone mention backyard paint?
majic originally gave me the idea (Chinese Red) its like $3 from wal mart

best shiat ive ever owned - hasnt chipped yet (unlike the $20 brush on kit boooo)

majic
01-03-2007, 10:59 PM
walmart shizzle is the shizzle..

err...