Originally Posted by Wile E. Coyote Jr.
but I like my red
Anyway, really like what you did with the shock towers. Lord knows I need to do mine, maybe this week end if the weather holds up.
I'm pretty well in the minority with my dislike for calipers painted any color in the rainbow, so don't take it personally. I don't even like it on Ferrari and Porsche. I just regretted red from day 1, and wished I could find that original grey color in a high temp variety even at the time - the closest I found to my needs on the shelfs at the time was semi-gloss black, which I tried, didn't like, and stripped off to do the red, since at least that was a factory combo(a theme in my build).
Before you start stripping undercoating from yours be sure that the undercoating is willing to come off like it was on mine, assuming not all applications are created equal(depends on dealership/shop who applied it in the first place, when it was applied and what they used), mine would chip away in chunks if I accidentally bumped it with my ratchet handle over the years, and had it been bedliner solid I wouldn't have even attempted this. Even going into it on Saturday my initial plan was to simply attempt making what's there more clean and uniform... chipping away at the "loose" areas, and painting over the remaining area with black paint. As it turned out 90% of it were loose areas and the paint underneath was perfect.
The tricky part, I found, is that the factory paint color coverage turns into light overspray the closer you get to the upper control arm/spring perch area, especially the driver side in my case, so the undercoating seemed to bond a lot better to the grey sealer the factory paint is applied over, than the paint itself, where it just chipped/scraped away with no chemical assistance for the majority of the project. It took me maybe 6-7 hours total to do the passenger side, and that's including the trial and error approaches, and expected maybe half that time would be taken to do the driver side, and indeed, I had the lower frame rail area fully stripped within an hour, but the stubbornness of the coating in the upper areas probably exceeded the time spent on the other side.
Originally Posted by Thunderstruck95
Have you finished your battery relocation wiring yet?
I'll post pics when it's done, I jump between tasks like whack a mole, so don't expect linear updates in this thread