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sousa 07-10-2009 03:04 PM

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.

dreamer1213 07-10-2009 03:18 PM

Re: Painted my calipers today!
 
Cool!! Tell me they're RED...lol! ;)

sousa 07-10-2009 03:36 PM

Re: Painted my calipers today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dreamer1213 (Post 31507)
cool!! Tell me they're red...lol! ;)

yup!!

B.P.O.D 07-10-2009 03:40 PM

Re: Painted my calipers today!
 
NICE BRO!!!! PICS!!!!! i can't wait to see pics!!! i love this mod:)

Scottina06 07-10-2009 04:02 PM

Re: Painted my calipers today!
 
G2 is great stuff

sousa 07-10-2009 07:09 PM

Re: Painted my calipers today!
 
Here's the pics. They're not too great since I took them with my camera phone.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c7...3/CIMG0082.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c7...3/CIMG0085.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c7...3/CIMG0086.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c7...3/CIMG0084.jpg

dreamer1213 07-10-2009 08:27 PM

Re: Painted my calipers today!
 
They look great!!! Red looks sooooooooo good on a caliper!! Those Kero's are pretty sweet too!

NHWK05 07-10-2009 08:51 PM

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.

dreamer1213 07-10-2009 09:00 PM

Re: Painted my calipers today!
 
All the caliper painting kits have fast drying paint....dry to the touch within a few minutes...

Scottina06 07-10-2009 09:07 PM

Re: Painted my calipers today!
 
hmmmm....the g2 takes a little longer from my experience....I would let it dry atleast 24 hrs

dreamer1213 07-11-2009 07:01 AM

Re: Painted my calipers today!
 
Ohhh...I didn't know....the Dupli-Color kit is pretty fast drying....sorry...I shouldn't have assumed...

AcidCold 07-11-2009 09:28 PM

Re: Painted my calipers today!
 
Love those wheels dude! very nice.


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