caliper painting + purpose of res

TexazReece

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Dec 4, 2011
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I wanted to paint my calipers buy I'm a noob when it comes to doing this and I don't have the correct tools to fully remove them. I was searching on YouTube and saw that they had some people painting them by removing wheels then covering rotors, cleaning calipers and sanding a bit. Is this a good way or should they be fully removed and painted? 2nd is what is the purpose of the res on our trucks? Dumb question:yes: but had to ask
 

STLtrailbSS

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Dec 4, 2011
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NEVER even took off a caliper bolt
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Autozone paint and I would say my brakes run HOTTTTTT and its holding like a champ
G3 Paint makes all the crazy colors if that's what you want. Autozone has the basics
 

Boricua SS

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Nov 20, 2011
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Ohio
i/we painted mine with the caliper left on the truck...

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and the resonator just limits noise from i gather... and i think its just cosmetics when the folks chop them off..
 

The_Roadie

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Nov 19, 2011
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Boricua SS said:
and the resonator just limits noise from i gather... and i think its just cosmetics when the folks chop them off..
For offroaders it's a totally 100% functional mod to remove the resonator. Like the underslung spare tire, it hangs down, gets bashed and damaged by rocks, and if you ever need to go in reverse and it hits something, it's gonna break off or halt your progress. That ends up being a trail safety hazard.
 

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