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Painting Calipers #153038 Apr 12, 9:26pm Apr 12, 9:26pm
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Painting Calipers
I'm thinking about painting my calipers red but since I got a GT I only have calipers in the front. What should I do about the rear? confused


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Re: Painting Calipers #153039 Apr 12, 9:30pm Apr 12, 9:30pm
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im about to do the same for mine..im orderin powerslot rotors and hawk pads and then if you figure out a good paint for those calipers that won't wear pm me or im me or leave a feedback...autozone has decent caliper paint cans from what i have heard

Re: Painting Calipers #153040 Apr 12, 10:11pm Apr 12, 10:11pm
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I tried the cal. paint but... I ended up repainting w/ Dupli-coate engine block paint, The cal. paint started to flake


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Re: Painting Calipers #153041 Apr 12, 10:12pm Apr 12, 10:12pm
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Paint the rears too.. that's what I did. I'll post pics by Wednesday wave


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Re: Painting Calipers #153042 Apr 12, 10:26pm Apr 12, 10:26pm
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looking forward to those pics bro... thumbsup

Re: Painting Calipers #153043 Apr 13, 4:44am Apr 13, 4:44am
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i just painted mine last week. took me 2 hours. i used the caliper spray paint. (color = black ) thumbsup

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Originally Posted by JBing
Dupli-coate engine block paint, The cal. paint started to flake


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Re: Painting Calipers #153045 Apr 13, 7:03am Apr 13, 7:03am
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i have the paint sitting here to do mine jsut waiting for a nice day when i don't work or have class i have g2 bling bling gold


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Re: Painting Calipers #153046 Apr 13, 7:07am Apr 13, 7:07am
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just get a $4 can of engine block enamel good for 1200 degrees F.

Works just as well as that G2 stuff at a fraction of the cost.

$40 for paint, what a rip rofl


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Re: Painting Calipers #153047 Apr 13, 9:32am Apr 13, 9:32am
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Thanks thumbsup So I'll paint the front calipers red as well as the rear rotors.


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Re: Painting Calipers #153048 Apr 13, 9:35am Apr 13, 9:35am
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yea i painted my front with engine paint and my drums...they look dumb but better than stock HAHA

Re: Painting Calipers #153049 Apr 13, 9:35am Apr 13, 9:35am
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
just get a $4 can of engine block enamel good for 1200 degrees F.

Works just as well as that G2 stuff at a fraction of the cost.

$40 for paint, what a rip rofl


it also includes brake cleaner, brush, stir stick, instructions, and a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. You don't get all that with the cheap engine enamel paint. Plus, it looks DAMN GOOD tasty grin


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Re: Painting Calipers [Re: Sultan] #153050 Apr 13, 2:04pm Apr 13, 2:04pm
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Originally Posted by Sultan
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looking forward to those pics bro... thumbsup


I should have them up tonight (I'm not currently at home). thumbsup


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Re: Painting Calipers [Re: Evan] #153051 Apr 13, 3:07pm Apr 13, 3:07pm
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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
just get a $4 can of engine block enamel good for 1200 degrees F.

Works just as well as that G2 stuff at a fraction of the cost.

$40 for paint, what a rip rofl


it also includes brake cleaner, brush, stir stick, instructions, and a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. You don't get all that with the cheap engine enamel paint. Plus, it looks DAMN GOOD tasty grin


brake cleaner is $4, brush is $1 don't need a stir stick or instructions...

I could buy enough paint to change the color a couple times if I wanted, or reapply it when it gets corroded from brake dust (G2 will as well) thumbsup


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Re: Painting Calipers [Re: DiabloGTS] #153052 Apr 13, 3:16pm Apr 13, 3:16pm
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you're right, you don't need a stir stick. Instead, you need masking tape and paper so you don't get overspray on your car.

You also can't be as accurate with where you want the paint to go precisely on the brakes.

Why reapply when the cheap stuff wears out? Just do it once and be done with it.

No doubt it costs more, but let's be realistic: $40 for a ONE TIME application is still a REALLY CHEAP mod.


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Re: Painting Calipers [Re: Evan] #153053 Apr 13, 3:20pm Apr 13, 3:20pm
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Originally Posted by Evan
you're right, you don't need a stir stick. Instead, you need masking tape and paper so you don't get overspray on your car.

You also can't be as accurate with where you want the paint to go precisely on the brakes.

Why reapply when the cheap stuff wears out? Just do it once and be done with it.

No doubt it costs more, but let's be realistic: $40 for a ONE TIME application is still a REALLY CHEAP mod.


what do you do in 1-2 months and the brake dust has corroded the paint job?

My $4 looks great 2 months later spineyes


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Re: Painting Calipers [Re: theretiredpimp] #153054 Apr 13, 3:23pm Apr 13, 3:23pm
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If you want to spend $40 on them, go ahead I'm sure it looks nice. wave


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Re: Painting Calipers [Re: theretiredpimp] #153055 Apr 13, 3:27pm Apr 13, 3:27pm
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I agree with Evan ^^^^^^ thumbsup G2 is great stuff and its GLOSSY not like the spray can stuff.. its great stuff if done right!! ebay has them for around $40..


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Re: Painting Calipers [Re: DiabloGTS] #153056 Apr 13, 4:16pm Apr 13, 4:16pm
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by Evan
you're right, you don't need a stir stick. Instead, you need masking tape and paper so you don't get overspray on your car.

You also can't be as accurate with where you want the paint to go precisely on the brakes.

Why reapply when the cheap stuff wears out? Just do it once and be done with it.

No doubt it costs more, but let's be realistic: $40 for a ONE TIME application is still a REALLY CHEAP mod.


what do you do in 1-2 months and the brake dust has corroded the paint job?

My $4 looks great 2 months later spineyes


confused Maybe that happens with the cheap stuff. idunnoI had G2 paint on my last car for over a year, and it looked just as good as when I first put it on. thumbsup

I'll post pics later of my painted celica brakes grin


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Re: Painting Calipers [Re: theretiredpimp] #153057 Apr 13, 6:24pm Apr 13, 6:24pm
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id say just leave the rear like it is unless you're going to be painting them silver or black.

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Re: Painting Calipers [Re: Sultan] #153059 Apr 14, 12:22am Apr 14, 12:22am
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Originally Posted by Sultan
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looking forward to those pics bro... thumbsup
Yeah me too.. I want to get some ideas so I can do it to mine as well.. thanks thumbsup

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Originally Posted by Chico
Originally Posted by Sultan
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looking forward to those pics bro... thumbsup
Yeah me too.. I want to get some ideas so I can do it to mine as well.. thanks thumbsup


Read the post right above yours. wink


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