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theretiredpimp
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theretiredpimp Apr 13, 5:26am - #153038 

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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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01gts_hedstash Apr 13, 5:30am - #153039 
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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
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JBing Apr 13, 6:11am - #153040 

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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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Evan Apr 13, 6:12am - #153041 

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Paint the rears too.. that's what I did. I'll post pics by Wednesday wave

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Sultan Apr 13, 6:26am - #153042 

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looking forward to those pics bro... thumbsup
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ravadude338 Apr 13, 12:44pm - #153043 
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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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5280vvti Apr 13, 2:19pm - #153044 

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


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drkramm Apr 13, 3:03pm - #153045 
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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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DiabloGTS Apr 13, 3:07pm - #153046 

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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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theretiredpimp Apr 13, 5:32pm - #153047 

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Thanks thumbsup So I'll paint the front calipers red as well as the rear rotors.

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trog2233 Apr 13, 5:35pm - #153048 

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yea i painted my front with engine paint and my drums...they look dumb but better than stock HAHA
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Evan Apr 13, 5:35pm - #153049 

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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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Evan Apr 13, 10:04pm - #153050 

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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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DiabloGTS Apr 13, 11:07pm - #153051 

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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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Evan Apr 13, 11:16pm - #153052 

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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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DiabloGTS Apr 13, 11:20pm - #153053 

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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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DiabloGTS Apr 13, 11:23pm - #153054 

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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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Erick Apr 13, 11:27pm - #153055 

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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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Evan Apr 14, 12:16am - #153056 

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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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ToiletPaper Apr 14, 2:24am - #153057 
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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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Evan Apr 14, 3:07am - #153058 

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Chico Apr 14, 8:22am - #153059 

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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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Evan Apr 14, 4:30pm - #153060 

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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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