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Moops
07-04-2004, 02:09 PM
I removed the front plate holder and had 5 holes in my bumper! I put caps in the larger three, but anyway to do something with the small two holes without major re-painting?

http://img52.photobucket.com/albums/v159/center9296/misc/MVC-001F.jpg

http://img52.photobucket.com/albums/v159/center9296/misc/MVC-006F.jpg

Cleaned replaced with Mintex pads and painted calipers black:

http://img52.photobucket.com/albums/v159/center9296/misc/MVC-007F.jpg

http://img52.photobucket.com/albums/v159/center9296/misc/MVC-009F.jpg

http://img52.photobucket.com/albums/v159/center9296/misc/MVC-011F.jpg

http://img52.photobucket.com/albums/v159/center9296/misc/MVC-013F.jpg

A4 in SC
07-04-2004, 04:51 PM
Looks great man. Glad to see pics too. Too bad I'm always to lazy or lack time to take pics. Then again, it may be because my car's so dirty right now. [;)]

I like the calipers black. If I didn't have the justDave badges, I'd paint mine black too. That, or silver.

Get that thing cleaned up for Saturday. I'll keep you posted too...

Later,
Mike

pismojeff
07-04-2004, 05:57 PM
Originally posted by A4 in SC
Looks great man. Glad to see pics too. Too bad I'm always to lazy or lack time to take pics. Then again, it may be because my car's so dirty right now. [;)]

I like the calipers black. If I didn't have the justDave badges, I'd paint mine black too. That, or silver.

Get that thing cleaned up for Saturday. I'll keep you posted too...

Later,
Mike

Mike,

What is up with your picture poster. Went to check out pictures of your car and only saw the freaky weird accident one. What is the story behind that?

kontesto
07-04-2004, 06:52 PM
Im thinking about painting the calipers red, the guy I bought my rims from showed me the stuff he did for his Ngarro Blue S4. Looked awesome and looked like a brembo brake.

KM

pismojeff
07-04-2004, 07:17 PM
I did that on an 02 Altima I had. I actually did it with engine paint and it turned out awesome. Looked really good behind the gunmetal wheels!

Moops
07-04-2004, 08:22 PM
I did these with the engine enamel and the same for my 98 A4 in red and it looked good but I'm too lazy to keep them really clean. I'm hoping the black will be a little more tolerant. Also I'm sticking more with a silver/black theme.

DarkkstaR
07-04-2004, 10:57 PM
Did you make those bumper caps yourself?

If not do you mind sharing where I can score some for my car?

Thanks

kontesto
07-04-2004, 10:59 PM
what's the best way to paint the calipers?

KM

Moops
07-05-2004, 05:28 AM
DarkkstaR: I went to Lowes, the holes in my bumper were about 3/8" in diameter. So I bought 1/4" plugs in their hardware isle under the "hard to find" I believe drawer, but they also have bigger sizes. They had white and black color. I bought the white and then used the touch up paint I have with my car to paint and clear coat them. I then used a drill to make the holes 1/4" in my bumper because the previous holes were very rough and slipped them in.

kontesto: I just used the high temp engine enamel from an auto parts store. The hardest part is the prep work to clean and mask the calipers. I found a 2" wire brush that fits on a drill and used that with brake cleaner which made it much easier. Also A4 in SC's tip that makes the masking easier is to use plastic bags around the caliper as they are a bit easier to work with to slide under and around it.

Moops
07-05-2004, 05:28 AM
bah

Moops
07-05-2004, 05:28 AM
too many clicky...

A4 in SC
07-05-2004, 12:04 PM
Originally posted by pismojeff
Mike,

What is up with your picture poster. Went to check out pictures of your car and only saw the freaky weird accident one. What is the story behind that?

I need to delete that one too. Just click on my sig to go to my album. It's all on www.vwplaypen.com I've been too lazy to move things over...

Sorry about that...

Mike

pismojeff
07-05-2004, 01:09 PM
This one is sweet

http://www.vwplaypen.com/gallery/albums/albun33/Mvc_010f_001.jpg

I am armed
07-05-2004, 02:16 PM
Hey Moopy, what wheels are those?

A4 in SC
07-05-2004, 05:35 PM
Originally posted by pismojeff
This one is sweet

http://www.vwplaypen.com/gallery/albums/albun33/Mvc_010f_001.jpg

Thanks man. I really do appreciate it. If the weather and work cooperates, the local VW/Audi guys are going to be getting together for a photoshoot this Saturday morning. I'll be sure and post pics if we do.

Later,
Mike

Moops
07-05-2004, 05:37 PM
I am armed: They are 18" Flik Artics that I'm working on making a center cap for....

alen
07-05-2004, 07:11 PM
i was actually thinking of recovering my calipers as the fronts show some rust. however, i was thinking of brushing them out w/ wire brush and leaving the brushed silver. would i have to clear coat that with engine clear coat (haha i don't even know if they have those) or would just leaving them brushed be a good idea?

I am armed
07-05-2004, 07:34 PM
Originally posted by Moops
I am armed: They are 18" Flik Artics that I'm working on making a center cap for....

Right on man, they look really good. Where'd ya get em'? Also, is that OEM sport suspension or......???

maxh2o
07-05-2004, 10:48 PM
Calipers look good in black! Gotta do that myself sometime!

Moops
07-06-2004, 04:44 AM
alen: yes they sell a clear engine enamel you could use. The hardest part would be getting the caliper clean in all the little corners. You could use a silver paint to get close to the same look I would imagine.

I am armed: I got the wheels from edgeracing.com and I have Koni Coilovers from purems.com

EVIL-AUDI
07-06-2004, 05:18 AM
Car looks great.