what color should I paint my calipers on my blue 82 nighthawk?

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what color should I paint my calipers on my blue 82 nighthawk?

Postby juntjoo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:02 pm

I'm redoing them cleaning them up took off a lot of thee stock black. I've got a dark red and a blue but the blue isn't exact match. I'm indecisive about color generally and don't visualize very well beforehand so just fishing for feedback.

I don't need to use the paint I have but if the red would work great. It looks nice on cars but because it's more hidden and there are throughout the design being in back too so magbe I'd have to paint something else to fill it out. or maybe red is too flashy, but if I'm only painting a little you want it to make a little noise?

Any suggestions and pics welcome
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Re: what color should I paint my calipers on my blue 82 nighthawk?

Postby GeorgeSweety » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:20 pm

Really can't help you with that mate cos I'm into bikes how they left the factory, as much as possible. I'm sure there are plenty of Nighthawks in the USA but here in the UK they are mighty scarce, the last time I saw one here was in 1982 :lol:

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Re: what color should I paint my calipers on my blue 82 nighthawk?

Postby juntjoo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:46 pm

well I'm doing it. They'll be ugly without paint and I like red. Not sure if it will cause an eye sore on my bike but t whatever. we'll see...

maybe in the future ill paint the rear brake, the hub part the same to give them something to match, and say 'hey, these are hot. they're brakes'

actually I'll take an hour to find a good photo of this bike stock and use my photoshop to give me a sufficient preview....
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Re: what color should I paint my calipers on my blue 82 nighthawk?

Postby Folsoml » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:00 pm

Bear in mind that the brake fluid will eat the paint up when (not if) it gets on it.
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Re: what color should I paint my calipers on my blue 82 nighthawk?

Postby juntjoo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:01 pm

Folsoml wrote:Bear in mind that the brake fluid will eat the paint up when (not if) it gets on it.


thanks. you'll be telling me you told me so I'm sure
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Re: what color should I paint my calipers on my blue 82 nighthawk?

Postby Folsoml » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:17 am

Ask me how I know. :oops: :lol: :oops: :lol:
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Re: what color should I paint my calipers on my blue 82 nighthawk?

Postby juntjoo » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:49 am

Folsoml wrote:Ask me how I know. :oops: :lol: :oops: :lol:


Well what about stock caliper paint?? only vehicle manufacturers have the right paint? well i guess I'll find out. maybe you didn't use "caliper paint" :wink: well I'm tripling up on coats
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