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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-05-2009, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Today I started on painting my calipers black. Finished the two front calipers, hand brushed on 5 coats of black high temp paint. gonna spray paint the back drums tomorrow. I also applied some clear coat to my front bowtie which I painted the day b4, however I applied the clearcoat too thick on the third layer causing it to drip and look crappy. In turn I will be redoing the bowtie tomorrow, black then clear coat...not so thick this time
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well at least you can redo it. no harm in that

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thats not too bad of a mistake, the other nite i was painting a part for my car, and forgot to wetsand between the final coat of paint, and the 1st coat of clear. The clear coat got into all the nooks and crannies from the final coat, and looked like shit. Had to sand that all over again

eh, but at least its nothin a few sheets of sandpaper cant fix lol
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yup, i think we've all messed up at least 100 times... hahahaha... only way ur gonna learn, right?


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If you still have the brush on paint, use that for your drums also. I used the spray on brake drum and caliper paint on my drums about one year ago and it is almost all the way off, compared to the brush on paing on my Rams drums that ig going on 5 years old and still on.
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Today I started on painting my calipers black. Finished the two front calipers, hand brushed on 5 coats of black high temp paint. gonna spray paint the back drums tomorrow. I also applied some clear coat to my front bowtie which I painted the day b4, however I applied the clearcoat too thick on the third layer causing it to drip and look crappy. In turn I will be redoing the bowtie tomorrow, black then clear coat...not so thick this time
Hey dont strip it. Just wet sand the Bow Tie till you smooth out the clear coat till the 2nd coat. Then apply again.


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yea use just the brush on stuff it will take FOREVER but worth it

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that brush on wont take that long really, just dunno If i have enough left, it might last, just use a large brush, lol, and I got some type of rust primer that turns rust into primer for the base...figured it would be better than nothing after sanding some.
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ive redone my bowtie twice changed the color and the first time it came out like a POS
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Damn i hate when that happens. Drips are the worst.



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