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Old 02-29-2008, 12:48 PM   #1
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Well i got a g2 red break coloring kit. It says its good enough for 4 calipers but idk not a lot of paint. Never the less any suggestions or hints here for me???
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get some brake clean and clean everything REALLY good, or the paint wont stick. After that if you have a lot of time, put a few coats on it, as the Duplicolor kit is rather thin.

With the wheels you have i also recommend painting your rotors, so they done look rusty

here is what i did with my 03 last year
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You need to get all four wheels off of the ground to paint the calipers. I used the G2 system and there was enogh paint to put 3 coats on all four wheels. Painted the three coats over a period of 3 hours. Let dry for 24 hours and put the wheels back on. My calipers still look good 3 and a half years later.
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Were did you get your kit at? I'm going to want to do this this summer when I decided to change my pads and rotors.
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I also painted my rotors silver while I was painting my calipers. Only I had new ones to work with so I painted the vent fins too. Next time I will just have them nickle plated.
I used a foam brush so I didn't have to worry about any bristles comming out of the brush and sticking to the caliper. Have a couple of wire coat hangers handy as they make a great hanger for the calipers while waiting for the paint to dry. Just cut one wire next to the hook and the other about 15 inches from the hook. Hook the coil spring and run the wire through the bolt hole. Also, have a couple of small wire brushes at hand for scrubbing with the brake cleaner. The results are great. You will be pleased.
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Just go to ebay and type in brake caliper paint!
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I also painted my rotors silver while I was painting my calipers. Only I had new ones to work with so I painted the vent fins too. Next time I will just have them nickle plated.
I used a foam brush so I didn't have to worry about any bristles comming out of the brush and sticking to the caliper. Have a couple of wire coat hangers handy as they make a great hanger for the calipers while waiting for the paint to dry. Just cut one wire next to the hook and the other about 15 inches from the hook. Hook the coil spring and run the wire through the bolt hole. Also, have a couple of small wire brushes at hand for scrubbing with the brake cleaner. The results are great. You will be pleased.
I don't have to take them off with the g2 kit!!!
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You need to get all four wheels off of the ground to paint the calipers. I used the G2 system and there was enough paint to put 3 coats on all four wheels. Painted the three coats over a period of 3 hours. Let dry for 24 hours and put the wheels back on. My calipers still look good 3 and a half years later.
I see there is a ceritan part that you and the other person in this thread (sorry forgot your sn while writing this) that you didn't paint. What is it and why shoudln't you paint it. Sorry if its a stupid question but i just don't want to screw anything up.
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I think the part you're seeing is the backing plate on the brake pad. Technically, I suppose you could paint it. But that would get dirty the quickest, and that REALLY heats up.
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its the actual brake pad. if you want to make it easier, take the caliper off the rotor, remove the pad and then use a clothes hanger to prop it up while you paint it.

it only has to look good enough for you.
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