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Old 07-10-2009, 03:04 PM
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Painted my calipers today!

I finally got around to painting my calipers with the G2 kit that I've had laying around. For anyone on the fence about this mod, all I can say is, JUST DO IT ALREADY!!!

I was procrastinating because of the perceived downtime due to prep and waiting, etc. I was very pleasantly suprised by how easy the prep was. I bought two more cans of brake cleaner just to be sure I had enough. I also used a wire brush to loosen any and all dirt and crud. The rear brakes were much worse than the fronts. The fronts required very little prep at all. I did take the calipers off and cleaned the entire thing. I only painted the outside visible surfaces though.

Anyway, after the first brush stroke I knew that it was gonna be a lot easier than I ever would have thought. The epoxy covers very well and there is more than enough product to do multiple coats. I did two coats an all the calipers, an then a third coat on the parts that face the wheel.

After waiting 2 hours, I remounted the wheels and will wait til tomorrow to drive it. Pics later. I'm going to the pool to cool off.
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Old 07-10-2009, 03:18 PM
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Re: Painted my calipers today!

Cool!! Tell me they're RED...lol!
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Old 07-10-2009, 03:36 PM
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Re: Painted my calipers today!

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cool!! Tell me they're red...lol!
yup!!
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Old 07-10-2009, 03:40 PM
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Re: Painted my calipers today!

NICE BRO!!!! PICS!!!!! i can't wait to see pics!!! i love this mod
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:02 PM
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G2 is great stuff
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:09 PM
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Re: Painted my calipers today!

Here's the pics. They're not too great since I took them with my camera phone.





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Re: Painted my calipers today!

They look great!!! Red looks sooooooooo good on a caliper!! Those Kero's are pretty sweet too!
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:51 PM
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Re: Painted my calipers today!

Looks sweet, How long does it take to dry?

I need brakes bad so when i order my R1 concepts rotors and pads i wanna do the calipers too.
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Re: Painted my calipers today!

All the caliper painting kits have fast drying paint....dry to the touch within a few minutes...
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:07 PM
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hmmmm....the g2 takes a little longer from my experience....I would let it dry atleast 24 hrs
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Re: Painted my calipers today!

Ohhh...I didn't know....the Dupli-Color kit is pretty fast drying....sorry...I shouldn't have assumed...
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Old 07-11-2009, 09:28 PM
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Love those wheels dude! very nice.
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