I took on the task of a few cosmetic upgrades this weekend. First was to paint the calipers. I thought this would be real easy. WRONG
Now mind you, I started in the morning while I am mowing the yard. The reason for this is because you need to wait 15 minutes between each coat of paint that you apply. Only had one wheel off at a time(I know, I should have been doing two at a time). Three coats were optimal.
So, between washing the inside of the AC Schnitzes wheels, mowing the yard and cleaning my hands, I'm appliying another coat of paint. The first caliper looks great. The second is good. I switch sides and take both of those wheels off. Just as I'm about to start painting ( no the car did not fall off the jacks, I know that is what you were thinking) I notice that the rest of the special caliper paint has jelled
. Great! Now I have two red calipers and two nonpainted ones. At least they are both on the same sides of the car.
The lesson learned here is, if you are going to paint the calipers, don't let time pass you by.
My second cosmetic application involved adding two additional brake LED's to the areas that were designed to be rear foglights. After purchasing the additional sockets and buying more LED bulbs, I had to drill out the plastic where the foglights would have gone. Drilling was easy, making the sockets stay in was not. Wiring was very easy since the power was already there for the LED's. I just had to complete the circuit.
They look very nice. It really fills up the rear lenses. With the running lights on it is a very nice effect. This is an easy upgrade, but you need to have a drill and a file to get the sockets in. I had to use a cloth wedged in on both sides to get the sockets to stay in place. Sounds kind of hooky, but it does work just fine.
I will post pics. Yea, yea, yea I know!
What fun, an inexpensive upgrade. Mostly time and effort.