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post #1 of 11 Old 01-05-2017, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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If I paint or powdercoat the calipers..............

need some ideas what's a good tasteful colour to do them in that works with the Ceramic Metallic of the car while standing out?

The only colour out of the question is red (too overdone and no disrespect to those that have done them that colour it's your car do what you like).

I'm thinking the same colour as what I did the Shelby calipers in couple years ago. They were powdercoated a colour called "illusion copper", Looks like this:







The only drawback to this colour is if the Mazda gets the Bronze Motegi's that are waiting to be installed this spring the copper and bronze don't work together too well I think.

Winter is here................not much happening so let the silly season continue!!!!

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Red, Red, Red!

Not much happening? Wife in Japan for New Year's ... unheated garage => kitchen temporarily converted to a nice, warm workshop.

Unfortunately she returns this evening ... ergo, I'm currently scrambling to re-convert the kitchen!

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Being an old fuddy duddy, I wouldn’t go red either. I think silver or gold.

Those Brembo callipers in the photo look superb in that application and that body colour.

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I would personally prefer to see a raspberry red color to match the interior color accents.

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Red, Red, Red!

Not much happening? Wife in Japan for New Year's ... unheated garage => kitchen temporarily converted to a nice, warm workshop.

Unfortunately she returns this evening ... ergo, I'm currently scrambling to re-convert the kitchen!
Don't you mean "unheated garage !=< kitchen converted to a nice, warm workshop???? LOL!!!!

So I take it there's been a lot of eating out/pizza deliveries while the wife is away???? The way to live in the man cave. HAHAHA!!! Good luck hiding the pretend workshop I mean kitchen from her when she returns what she doesn't know won't hurt her.

Back to topic..................looks like I'm gonna do this with the calipers. Found an ad on Kijiji locally where a shop will clean and paint the calipers on your car for like $80 and take about 2 hours to do. For that price I'd rather just let them do it instead of me buying the stuff needed and slaving away in the hot sun later in the year doing this.

I'm gonna talk to them first and most likely get the Suzuki calipers done first as a test to their work before I let them do the ones on the Mazda.
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I would personally prefer to see a raspberry red color to match the interior color accents.
I don't have the upgraded leatherette interior in the GS with those red areas on the door panels and center console, the only red in there is around the 2 vents (driver and passenger side).
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I think a bright blue would also lend a nice accent ...

P.S. I'm 90% finished with the mitered frame around the upstairs bathroom mirror ... that s/help a little. Also, only one pizza ... mostly Whole Foods curry √

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Complete disassembly, painting and reassembly doesn't take that long. Did mine last weekend.
However, I don't find that the caliper paint is overly happy with winters.
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Yeah! I really love that coppery/orange/bronze colour. I'd love to see the entire car done in that shade. But I think there is nothing quite like the Soul Red for standing apart compared to other cars especially when the car is polished and the sun is shining on it.
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G2 has a custom Mazda Soul Red caliper paint. That is what i used on mine to match the interior.
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