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Old 05-23-2019, 08:16 AM
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Had my calipers painted "burnt copper" at a place in Markham, Ontario called Spence Tire 647-680-9308. Job quality is amazing, looks factory!

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Old 05-23-2019, 01:26 PM
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looks great. I like everything except for the painting of the brake pad in the rear! Looks good.
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looks great. I like everything except for the painting of the brake pad in the rear! Looks good.
Wow thanks for the heads up! I didn't even realize. I have never really given the rear brakes a good look before (the fronts get all the looks) so it never occurred to me look for that.
I talked to the guy that did the job and I was told that calipers are painted on the car (for obvious time and technical reasons), with that said if requested they would try to mask the rear pads as best as possible otherwise they will always just paint them.
I won't lie, this is something that will bother me. Not sure if it will bother me enough to replace nearly new rear pads though.
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Love the set up!! I'm in Markham as well, I might pass by Spence's. How long did it take?
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Love the set up!! I'm in Markham as well, I might pass by Spence's. How long did it take?
Thanks!!! The job took just under 3hrs mostly due to it being pretty cool outside which affected drying time. Having said that they are pretty conscious of the job quality.
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I won't lie, this is something that will bother me. Not sure if it will bother me enough to replace nearly new rear pads though.
The rear pads don't last long for most people on here anyway. you'll be back to normal in no time
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The rear pads don't last long for most people on here anyway. you'll be back to normal in no time

I went 44k on stock brakes, didn't replace anything lol
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Originally Posted by RichardCranium3 View Post
The rear pads don't last long for most people on here anyway. you'll be back to normal in no time
After giving it some thought I felt that it was not worth throwing away perfectly good brake pads. Its not like it looks obvious or bad. My only issue is that I want the paint to look stock.
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I went 44k on stock brakes, didn't replace anything lol
lol, almost same here! I finally replaced rear pads at 30k miles. Fully expected to change fronts at the same time, but when I pulled pads to inspect, still 50% meat left. It always seems like others are changing way more often, so I generalized a bit with the "most people" comment above.
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I went 44k on stock brakes, didn't replace anything lol
I only have 8,700 miles on my car so I have a long way to go!
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Turn off traction control (go into Sport ESP) and your rear brakes will last longer. They are being applied without your knowledge as a counter-measure to stability and control when traction control is activated (Default position)
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Turn off traction control (go into Sport ESP) and your rear brakes will last longer. They are being applied without your knowledge as a counter-measure to stability and control when traction control is activated (Default position)
Good info. Thanks
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rear pads are $57 if it really bothers you and are very easy to replace.
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