The standard StopTech caliper finish is a glossy high temperature paint available in one of six different colors - red, black, silver, blue, yellow and gold.
We did the alignment with string... A little ghetto but it seems to have worked fine. To get the front centered we got the toe set then drew lines forward from our set points and then found the center point of those lines and adjusted toe to center that line on the roundel. There's probably a better way but my car seems to track straight. Haven't quite figured out how to do the rear thrust angle. Need to think about that one.
And you're right, it does look like the strut nuts are 25 ft-lbs. I didn't tighten mine beyond pulling a bit with the small 13mm wrench.
Last edited by DallasBoosted; 10-18-2012 at 09:33 AM.