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SabreWulf
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SabreWulf Apr 5, 9:44pm - #435737 

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Caliper Paint Help!

Ok, last year no more than a week or so after I got my car, I bought some Caliper paint for it 'cause I really wanted to make my first modification the easiest.

Well, I went to Walmart & got this Dupli*Color garbage:
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It sure looked tempting. It was the perfect shade of yellow which matched the Celica's yellow color...
...but as soon as I opened it, it looked more like a schoolbus yellow or divided highway yellow than Celica yellow.

Either way, I applied it & it would do for now, as it's at least a SHADE of yellow. I followed the instructions EXACTLY as indicated & even gave it an extra coat or two...

...well, I drove my car through winter because I don't have a beater...
...and I just gave my car its first real spring cleaning, detailing the car inside & out myself. Upon washing the calipers, I noticed cracks in one of them, and pretty soon, when spraying it... it was chipping off in pretty big pieces!

Now I got a caliper with a lotta chipped paint coming off & I probably could scratch it all off with east! What a piece of CRAP! Caliper paint is supposed to hold & hold good... this didn't do jack sh*t.

Basically, my question:

Does anyone know where I can get some good Caliper Paint and/or what a good brand is? I now know that Dupli-Color is just plain garbage. The color is decieving on the outside of the package & the quality is also horrible.


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Pnoy Apr 5, 9:52pm - #435738 
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next time grab one of those brake cleaner and steel brush. CLEAN YOUR CALIPER BEFORE YOU PAINT TO AVOID PEELING LATER ON. And don't spray! Use a paint brush...
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dansgts Apr 5, 9:55pm - #435739 

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yea, clean it off and you shouldnt have that problem. duplicolor paints are great, i think you just didnt clean it enough.

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SabreWulf Apr 5, 10:09pm - #435740 

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Thanks wink

But I did clean it. I scrubbed & scrubbed like there was no tomorrow... well, I scrubbed until it was clean enough to eat off of. I used all the included materials & used a new toothbrush to clean the caliper.

Did the winterization create the cracks? 2 of them are still ok. One is chipping horribly, and the other is starting to fade through.

Did I put too many coats on, or can you never have enough coats of paint?
This is what it looks like now:
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Both are on the rear caliper, and are showing signs of chipping. I remember spending 2 days doing the calipers... the rear one day & the front ones the following. Isn't there any other better brands out there?
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tru_Asiatik_Pride Apr 6, 12:47am - #435741 

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buy g2 caliper paint

it has a lifetime warranty from cracking and such
its also easy to clean, just whipe and go
ive had mines for a while and it still look the same from when i painted it
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hombredelassrtas Apr 6, 12:52am - #435742 

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is it spray? did you clearcoat it?

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Apr 6, 1:05am - #435743 

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g2 is a brush on

i think the duplicolor is also brush on
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hombredelassrtas Apr 6, 1:17am - #435744 

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did you need clearcoat?

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SabreWulf Apr 6, 1:34am - #435745 

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Hmm... I didn't use a clear-coat...

but yea, Dupli-Color is a brush-on application.
When reading:
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...=&fpart=all

they used a spray, which might be a little more effective (possibly more sloppy if not careful).

I might have to redo the whole thing later this month with a new brand & a new color. G2 Caliper paint is the brand you used? I'll have to google that up.
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tru_Asiatik_Pride Apr 6, 4:22am - #435746 

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Originally Posted by SabreWulf
Hmm... I didn't use a clear-coat...

but yea, Dupli-Color is a brush-on application.
When reading:
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...=&fpart=all

they used a spray, which might be a little more effective (possibly more sloppy if not careful).

I might have to redo the whole thing later this month with a new brand & a new color. G2 Caliper paint is the brand you used? I'll have to google that up.

yes its g2

and no no clearcoat needed

imo the duolicolor is a cheap imitation of the g2 because it came out after g2 has been out

back then it cost 50- 60 bux for the kit but now you can find it between 20 - 30 which i thinkl is a good deal
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hombredelassrtas Apr 6, 4:56am - #435747 

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where ot get G2?? pepboys?

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Apr 6, 5:21am - #435748 

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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas

where ot get G2?? pepboys?


nah they dont sell it at those kinda stores

ive only seen them online and ebay

heres a great site to order from
most who bought this i think ordered from here

http://wheelskin.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=BRAKE+CALIPER+PAINT
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hombredelassrtas Apr 6, 5:29am - #435749 

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awosme thanks buddy smile

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calidrifter Apr 6, 5:35am - #435750 
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I can get it sameday at Darkside Marco they have all the colors their too. 40 bux though

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Apr 6, 5:39am - #435751 

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Originally Posted by calidrifter
I can get it sameday at Darkside Marco they have all the colors their too. 40 bux though

when are we doing your calipers serrg?
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Pnoy Apr 6, 6:01am - #435752 
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don't spray... brush paint it. if it's a spray can you an empty container and spray out the paint there then use the brush.
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