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Unread 03-08-2008, 07:28 PM   #1
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Another Mod done - red brake calipers on Compass Limited

Well, here are a couple pics. The Compass is sitting in the garage and the paint is drying. I like it




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Unread 03-08-2008, 07:43 PM   #2
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nice how hard was it to do? I think that would look hot on my all black Rallye
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Unread 03-08-2008, 08:09 PM   #3
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The painting is easy. It is a brush on application www.brakecaliperpaint.com. The hardest thing is jacking the Compass up and putting on jack stands with all 4 wheels off. Once I got that figured out, it was easy. Of course this is like the 3rd car that I have done this on so it is getting easier.
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Unread 03-08-2008, 08:10 PM   #4
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Well, here are a couple pics. The Compass is sitting in the garage and the paint is drying. I like it


looks sweet. Can never go wrong with RED
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Unread 03-08-2008, 08:31 PM   #5
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The painting is easy. It is a brush on application www.brakecaliperpaint.com. The hardest thing is jacking the Compass up and putting on jack stands with all 4 wheels off. Once I got that figured out, it was easy. Of course this is like the 3rd car that I have done this on so it is getting easier.
Nice job, did you also do the rears?

What was your procedure for jacking and placing the jack stands?- just learning what works before I do my first tire rotation.

Also it appears that we have another cyclist among us. I have found the Compass works pretty well for hauling my bikes. The road bikes fit with both wheels on and just have to remove the front wheel for the mountain bike- which lead me another reason I like the Compass- the plastic interior that is easy to wipe mud and dirt off of.
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Unread 03-08-2008, 09:36 PM   #6
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now THAT looks SWEET!!! GREAT JOB!!

told ya red would be the way to go......
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Unread 03-09-2008, 07:14 AM   #7
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Lookin' good. I"ll keep that in mind for the future. Do you have to do any prep?
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Unread 03-09-2008, 03:14 PM   #8
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Lookin' good. I"ll keep that in mind for the future. Do you have to do any prep?
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Everything you need is in the box with the paint. I recommend masking off areas you don't want paint on. I don't worry much about the rotor surface, one touch of the brakes and the paint is gone.

Gonna do the Durango next weekend if I can get a bigger jack.
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Unread 03-09-2008, 03:21 PM   #9
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Nice job, did you also do the rears?

What was your procedure for jacking and placing the jack stands?- just learning what works before I do my first tire rotation.

Also it appears that we have another cyclist among us. I have found the Compass works pretty well for hauling my bikes. The road bikes fit with both wheels on and just have to remove the front wheel for the mountain bike- which lead me another reason I like the Compass- the plastic interior that is easy to wipe mud and dirt off of.
I love the fact that my road bike fits inside with both wheels on. Actually that is the whole reason I bought the Compass. I loved my 2007 Camry, and who wouldn't they are great cars, but I had to either put a rack on the roof or take both wheels off to fit it inside the car. So what do I do? I trade it in and got me a Compass and don't regret it at all.

Thinking of a mount for the fork and getting a quick release for the seat?? But in the mean time I am having a hitch installed next weekend and already have a hitch rack, so that will work too. Many options ... I love my Jeep
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Unread 03-09-2008, 04:11 PM   #10
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so you didnt even need to take the calipers off the car?

Hmm. I might do that on mine, it looks easy enough.
Of course, my WJ has the OEM alloy snowflake rims, so theres not that much caliper visible.
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Unread 03-09-2008, 04:19 PM   #11
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so you didnt even need to take the calipers off the car?

Hmm. I might do that on mine, it looks easy enough.
Of course, my WJ has the OEM alloy snowflake rims, so theres not that much caliper visible.
Nope you leave them on and mask around and brush it on. I have done this now to 3 cars and it is very easy. The hardest thing is getting the car up on jack stands because you need to have all 4 wheels off
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Unread 03-09-2008, 04:32 PM   #12
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well. i cheat. i used to work at an upfitter... so i'll just go take it there and put it on the lift...
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