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Since I can't seem to add images in pm... here's a set of Brembos done today. Really looking good! Would be done, but my decal guy dropped the ball. Tomorrow, decals and clear coat. Very nice set, if I may say so myself!
 

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Please post some pics after you install them. Thanks
 

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I suppose it wasn't clear in the original post, I'm doing these for a fellow member. Since I couldn't add pictures to update him, he said it would be fine if I added a thread to show them off. Tomorrow, I plan to add the brembo decals and seal them in with clear powder. I'm sure he will oblige with install pics!
 

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I suppose it wasn't clear in the original post, I'm doing these for a fellow member. Since I couldn't add pictures to update him, he said it would be fine if I added a thread to show them off. Tomorrow, I plan to add the brembo decals and seal them in with clear powder. I'm sure he will oblige with install pics!

Can you replicate the regal green color on these??
 

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Can you replicate the regal green color on these??
Not exactly, powder isn't quite the same as paint... I have a color called emerald city that's a nice metallic green, but I wouldn't say it's RIGHT.

So... some unexpected things happened today. I put the decals on, they looked great. And then I cleared them. Well, this happens with red, didn't think about orange... it bled through the vinyl, changed the color of the decals! Doesn't look bad, just unexpected. Need to see if the customer is good with this...
 

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Not exactly, powder isn't quite the same as paint... I have a color called emerald city that's a nice metallic green, but I wouldn't say it's RIGHT.

So... some unexpected things happened today. I put the decals on, they looked great. And then I cleared them. Well, this happens with red, didn't think about orange... it bled through the vinyl, changed the color of the decals! Doesn't look bad, just unexpected. Need to see if the customer is good with this...
What are the drip looking things in this photo? The things that look like donut frosting.

 

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That, my good sir, is excessive clear. Hot flocking is when a coat over an existing coat occurs when the part is hot, to promote adhesion. Clear coat is often applied as such, but excessive clear coat shows up as donut glaze. Basically, so much clear, it's dripping from the piece. Only one of the calipers I did had that, but it's tough to judge as youre doing it. Too little clear and it looks textured. Too much and it "drips". Drips can be removed with a knife, too little requires another coat
 

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I'm doing another set of Brembos to replace my red calipers on my car. The starlight is nice, but the red bled through my decals. So, I did a test piece this weekend to see whether I wanted to do black with white or white with black. Going to do pearl white with a black emblem and clear coat. Here's the test piece, the emblems will be 4.25" wide on the front and 3.5" wide on the back.

Also, did an orange sun sample to see if it would bleed through black vinyl, nope. And a bronze sample for a potential customer.
 

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I assume you plugs the holes or do they need to be chisled out.
Plugged. I have silicone plugs, and I generally put tape in whatever hole i hang the pieces from. The plugs are tapered, so the back side of the hole generally gets a little powder in it. No problem, by the time you have the bolt threaded, it will usually push out the remaining cured powder.
 

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Today, I did a set of Brembos for an ssforums member who wanted the red with black brembo emblem. It was supposed to look oem, but they have so much gloss, it looks better than oem IMO. Better pictures to come, this is after the clear coat prior to reassembly.
 

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MOH, talk us EXACTLY through how YOU would do a set of front silver CTS-V 6-pot calipers (silver with the black V) to a set of factory color 14/15 fronts with the red Brembo script. Caveats...
1. Don't know if the silver is the same on both sets (don't know color codes either)
2. Don't want the feed tubes painted
3. Gotta be stock-looking
 
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