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      06-26-2012, 11:18 AM   #1
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Painted the calipers, thoughts?

Did this Sunday afternoon. Was quite easy, took around 1 hour to complete.

- Removed the wheels.
-Taped off the area with plastic garbage bags and masking tape, covered the car with a painting sheet.
- Sprayed the calipers down with duplicolor caliper degreaser and scrubbed with a toothbrush.
- Rinsed the calipers with water and dried.
- In sweeping, steady strokes sprayed on the VHT caliper paint. 2 coats, 10 to 15 minute intervals between coats.
- Applied vinyl M/// Logo.
- sprayed the clear on in the same manner the paint was applied.
- Mounted wheels.

Used one of the large M/// logos on my ipad case, got a little crazy. ha.

I have to give the credit to Aceman for the inspiration, he did this to his 550i and it looked amazing. I had to follow suit.
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      06-26-2012, 11:29 AM   #2
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I think it looks great!
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      06-26-2012, 11:33 AM   #3
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Wow that's awesome work!

I did it the hard way and removed them so I could take to a body shop to have them paint it while my car was on jack stands for days.
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      06-26-2012, 11:35 AM   #4
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I think it looks great!
Thanks man!

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Wow that's awesome work!

I did it the hard way and removed them so I could take to a body shop to have them paint it while my car was on jack stands for days.
Yes I saw that, looks amazing. Very clean look. Your car is on a different level.
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      06-26-2012, 11:38 AM   #5
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Where did you buy the vinyl M/// Logo? Thanks!
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      06-26-2012, 12:42 PM   #6
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That looks Great!!!!! I've been thinking of doing this. Im torn between Red and burnt orange.
Do you think that the heat the breaks produce the vinyl will shrink? That was my concern. I would just have BMW on my caliper as I have no sport package.
Please update us on the vinyl.
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      06-26-2012, 01:43 PM   #7
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Looks great!
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looks awesome, to bad i'm not much of a dyi person.
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      06-26-2012, 03:32 PM   #9
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great job!
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      06-26-2012, 03:57 PM   #10
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Wow!
Great job and great color choice
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Where did you buy the vinyl M/// Logo? Thanks!
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That looks Great!!!!! I've been thinking of doing this. Im torn between Red and burnt orange.
Do you think that the heat the breaks produce the vinyl will shrink? That was my concern. I would just have BMW on my caliper as I have no sport package.
Please update us on the vinyl.
Thanks
The Vinyl is apparently high temp tolerant, plus you will clear coat it. I am sure it will not shrink unless you're tracking. The BMW letter will look nice too. Go burnt orange!

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Looks great!
Thanks dude, the wrap looks perfect.

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looks awesome, to bad i'm not much of a dyi person.
You should give this a try, its quick and fun.

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great job!
I was suprised i was able to do this so well hah.

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Wow!
Great job and great color choice
Alpine white and blue combo just pops, im very happy with it.
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Interested in where you get the logos. Thanks in advance.
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That looks Great!!!!! I've been thinking of doing this. Im torn between Red and burnt orange.
Do you think that the heat the breaks produce the vinyl will shrink? That was my concern. I would just have BMW on my caliper as I have no sport package.
Please update us on the vinyl.
Thanks
Burnt orange Enzo ... do the burnt orange!! It would look great behind your rims. Insane! Sick! Phenominal even !!
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Sweeeet ! I wanna do this.

BTW, how did you get behind if you didn't take off the calipers? And if you didn't get behind, do you think you managed to get a good enough seal around the paint towards the back to prevent it from peeling or flaking?
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Burnt orange Enzo ... do the burnt orange!! It would look great behind your rims. Insane! Sick! Phenominal even !!
Thanks OZ, Im going to do the burnt orange over the next few weeks.

Thanks Stateneye335i for your advice as well.
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Can you please let me know where to get the ///M logo
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