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Old 03-27-2007, 01:14 PM   #1
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I have painted my calipers twice now over a period of two years. The latest paint job is beginning to chip away so the time is near when i will have to do it again. The two previous times I have had the luxury of using my fathers shop (and lift) removing the wheels and masking the rotors etc and painting. Although I have used primer (numerous coats) as well as numerous coats of base paint, it still doesnt seem to last longer than a yr per paint job. I would like to do it again, but this time I feel that removing the calipers would be best. Problem is I am unsure as to how I should go about doing this. Brakes are veryyyy important you know lol So if anyone has any tips on the process (anything at all from removing the calipers, to the paint job, to maskin) please help me out. I would appreciate it, I gotta get the car looking right for the summmerrrrr haha
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are you using brake caliper paint?

you def dont have to remove them.. just mask and brush on
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hmm, brush on? i have been using caliper paint, but from a spray can. lol I didnt even know it came any other way...
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try the brush on stuff.. you will not be disappointed
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I used a high temp engine paing ~1500F I think and it'* holding good. So is the paint on for the tronts. I haven't heard of anyone having a flaking problem.
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Some of have used the G2 system with excellent results.

http://www.g2usa.com/
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okay so i just ordered the G2 kit (currently have red but im going black this time i think its gonna look pretty sick) so ill repost sum pics soon as Im done
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I used the dupli-colour kit, it worked excellent. And I have enough left over for a few other vehicles, easy.
However, my pass side caliper has chipped in one spot, must be from poor prep in that one area, I can fix that pretty easily though.
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