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If I paint the brakes... #138787 Mar 29, 4:49pm Mar 29, 4:49pm
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If I paint the brakes...
I want to use spray paint to paint the brakes... because I think it wont look good if I use regular paint. But If I use spray paint to paint, I would paint on another parts to. So what should I do? Can I use spray paint but to use brush to paint? Will it look weird?? What kind of brush I should use??

Thanks a lot

Re: If I paint the brakes... [Re: oOoLINoOo] #138788 Mar 29, 5:05pm Mar 29, 5:05pm
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If you must use spray paint, just mask off the wheel well area and the surrounding areas on your car with newspaper and tape.

But, I would recommend using G2 paint. You can get it at http://www.tirerack.com although you can find a cheaper price if you search around :google:

BTW, G2 paint goes on with a brush thumbsup

Edit: here's a direct link to tirerack:

http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/g2/caliper_paint.jsp


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Re: If I paint the brakes... [Re: Evan] #138789 Mar 29, 9:52pm Mar 29, 9:52pm
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Originally Posted by Evan
If you must use spray paint, just mask off the wheel well area and the surrounding areas on your car with newspaper and tape.

But, I would recommend using G2 paint. You can get it at http://www.tirerack.com although you can find a cheaper price if you search around :google:

BTW, G2 paint goes on with a brush thumbsup

Edit: here's a direct link to tirerack:

http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/g2/caliper_paint.jsp


It is look good after paint??
Will I mess it up cause I never did it before??
Can I get G2 at Pepboys or stores??
How many time I can use it??
And thanks for your advice, I think I know how the switch light by myself now, you saved me an arm and a lag XD
But I still dont know how to switch the bumper lens = =

Re: If I paint the brakes... [Re: oOoLINoOo] #138790 Mar 29, 11:15pm Mar 29, 11:15pm
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It's very high quality, it'll look great and it's simple to use, don't worry.

The only places I've ever seen it for sale are online. You only use it once. It should last for years if you apply it correctly (just follow the directions).


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Re: If I paint the brakes... [Re: oOoLINoOo] #138791 Mar 30, 12:28am Mar 30, 12:28am
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just use high temp engine paint (what i did). either tape/mask off areas you dont want to paint or spray into a little cup or something and use a brush. it's not brain surgery!


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o ya . . . make sure you do a few coats, not just one


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Re: If I paint the brakes... [Re: oOoLINoOo] #138793 Mar 30, 1:52am Mar 30, 1:52am
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yah go G2 I got mine off eBay its good enough for all 4 brake caliper and then some..but once you mix up the stuff you have to use it all that day can't store it. just follow the instructions its really easy to do and you just brush it on with the brush it comes with.. a whole kit it comes with... thumbsup


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use some brake calibre paint i have bougth one but havent done it yet i w8 to i get new weels

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Originally Posted by csulbkid
o ya . . . make sure you do a few coats, not just one


the less coats, the better: less chance of flaking, peeling, etc.


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i did 6 coats of high temp and used spray paint but brushed it on and they haven't flaked or fadded[/color]


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i would do the g2 over spray jmo g2 has a glossyier finnish and don't have to worry about over spray

can get it on ebay for like 20$ anymore


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Re: If I paint the brakes... [Re: RyOlSe] #138798 Mar 30, 3:36pm Mar 30, 3:36pm
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Originally Posted by RyOlSe
i did 6 coats of high temp and used spray paint but brushed it on and they haven't flaked or fadded[/color]


Flaking isn't inevitable, it's just less likely if you use the fewest number of coats necessary.

Originally Posted by drkramm
i would do the g2 over spray jmo g2 has a glossyier finnish and don't have to worry about over spray

can get it on ebay for like 20$ anymore


And I also agree that G2 is glossier than the cheap spray can stuff you can get at autozone. thumbsup


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Another question...
Do I need to use 2 Jark to left both right and left front up?
But my drive way is kind of sliding, will my car slide down if I do it there?
Does hank beake lock 4 wheels or just front two??

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Definitely do this on a flat surface. Safety first grin

You'll need to jack up each wheel and then use jack stands; the paint has to cure for 24 hours after painting (at least it does for G2 paint).


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Originally Posted by Evan
Definitely do this on a flat surface. Safety first grin

You'll need to jack up each wheel and then use jack stands; the paint has to cure for 24 hours after painting (at least it does for G2 paint).


It means I need to wait 24 hours before I put the wheels back??
It's weird to leave the car outside with no wheels...
someone going to steal my brakes @_@"

Re: If I paint the brakes... [Re: oOoLINoOo] #138802 Mar 30, 10:11pm Mar 30, 10:11pm
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Originally Posted by oOoLINoOo
Originally Posted by Evan
Definitely do this on a flat surface. Safety first grin

You'll need to jack up each wheel and then use jack stands; the paint has to cure for 24 hours after painting (at least it does for G2 paint).


It means I need to wait 24 hours before I put the wheels back??
It's weird to leave the car outside with no wheels...
someone going to steal my brakes @_@"


You could put the rims on after a few hours, I suppose.. you just can't DRIVE for 24 hours.


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