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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Mon, Oct-20-2008, 07:50:04 AM   #11
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Hey guys, i know there have been lots of posts about painting your calipers. I decided to give it a shot this weekend because i was really sick of the rusted look. I am really happy with the way they came out. I used a wire wheel in my cordless drill to clean off all the rust and stuff and then used carburetor cleaner to clean off everything. The job wasn't too bad. The part that took the longest was getting everything masked off good. I used Duplicolor silver caliper paint. I hope this post is helpful as most of the posts on the forum have helped me. If you have any question don't be shy to ask.
they look great... much better than the rust look.. it is well worth it.. to make it look even better throw some euro motorsport rotors on there...would look perfect.
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came out good
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Really looks good. How long did it take? What all did you mask off?
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NICE!
Looks like i have a new weekend job coming up this weekend...
You have inspired me.

I just painted my truck wheels last week, masking of took much much longed then any other step.
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looks good!!! i was thinking of powdercoating my calipers black... how long did it take to do the project???
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Nice job. Looks good.
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Very nice.

My next DYI project after hardwiring my radar/laser detector. BTW, what are the color options for the Duplicolor caliper paint that you used?
It just silver.
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Really looks good. How long did it take? What all did you mask off?
It took me about an hour and a half per wheel, to do all four. Masking takes the longest. I masked off the face of the hat where the wheel attaches to the rotor, I masked off the surface of the actual rotor where the brake pad touches (Hint:if you get paint on anything you don't want to just wipe it off with some carburetor cleaner, it comes right off), and then i masked off most of the wheel well so there wasn't any over spray. I finally put some plastic sheets over the side of the car to protect it. Hope this helps.
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Looks awesome! Keep us updated on how they look in a couple months.
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They look great FWIW though...it might have been easier to just remove the
two bolts holding the caliper on...to save time with all the masking
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