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    Default Tacky or not... Painting Shocks.

    I have a hell of a lot of hammerite paint lying about, yellows blues reds etc i've aquired over time...

    Should be having the suspension off in a few week to lower it, going to paint calipers too while at it... thinking maybe a lick of yellow on the standard shocks?!?!

    Also car is in Avatar left, thinkin Blue calipers? any other opinions?

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    sounds good but the shocks will need a hell of a clean before you can paint mate

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    Oh yeah, of course... just dont know wether the blue calipers, red springs and yellow shocks will look a bit busy and tacky under the snowflakes...

    Springs will be black in month i suppose...

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    Think my old one is the same colour, Calipers were painted by the previous owner and I hated them.

    Hence I never cleaned them, Personally I would do the calipers black or silver.


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    I think you shold go for a technicolour look, much like josephs dream coat

    Id definately paint the calipers and shocks would look good too. Will give you something to do

    Edit: Calipers actually look pretty good in the red imo

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    Ive changed my mind again....

    You should do one side red and one side blue, then see if anyone would actually notice the difference!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemarksmith View Post
    Oh yeah, of course... just dont know wether the blue calipers, red springs and yellow shocks will look a bit busy and tacky under the snowflakes...

    Springs will be black in month i suppose...
    they might look good as the car is grey and be a focal point. Photoshop????

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    Good idea, but the paint will flake off due to the stresses the shocks go through, in my opinion I would leave them as after a while parts will flake off and it will look 'orrible

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    Only springs should flake... shocks under spring holder should be perfectly fine with wear and tear...

    Was a nice motor P3tchy, but think red would be too much. had that on black astra, to sproty IMO. only suits dark cars...

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemarksmith View Post
    Only springs should flake... shocks under spring holder should be perfectly fine with wear and tear...

    Was a nice motor P3tchy, but think red would be too much. had that on black astra, to sproty IMO. only suits dark cars...
    Mine silver lightning BTW, just looks dark in pictures...

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