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Old May 30th, 2004, 10:17 PM   #1
 
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DIY: G2 Caliper Paint (Red)

The mod was a very easy one. If you can remove your tires, then you can do it. Did this one with Connie (AlohaBaby) and she said it was pretty easy. Please use this post at your own discretion, I can not be responsible for damages caused.

Time needed: Approx 2-3 hours depending on how many jacks you have. I used my stock plus an extra one i bought for adjusting my TEIN. If you can get the whole car up at once, then it will take a lot less time.

Materials Needed:

1) G2 Caliper Paint Kit (Ebay)
Includes:
a) Paint
b) Reactor Solution
c) Caliper cleaner and tube
d) Popsicle stick
e) Paint brush
f) Instructions
2) Extra brushes - Get different sizes for hard to reach places.
3) Newspaper- To avoid dripping on your garage floor.
4) Extra jack
5) Flat head screw driver
6) Stock jack, wheel lock key

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Instructions

1) Break lug nuts before raising car on jacks.
2) Raise car and remove lugs/wheels.


3) Clean calipers using included caliper cleaner. I used sandpaper to sand the surfaces so as to get a smooth finish afterwards.

Front



Rear



4) After cleaning, open paint can using flat head screw driver.



5) Add reactor solution to the paint and mix using popsicle stick.



6) Start painting in thin coats to avoid build up. Avoid paint on the brake pads, rotor, and rubber parts.


(No that's not my hand)
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Old May 30th, 2004, 10:32 PM   #2
 
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Coat 1

Front



Rear



Coat 2

Front



Rear



Coat 3

Rear



Otherside Done

Front



Rear



7) Replace wheels/lug nuts. Lower car and repeat on the otherside. The instructions say to wait 2 hours before replacing wheel but I did it after 15 minutes. The only drawback is minor dripping (1-2 drops) of the paint on the inside of my rims. I can just clean that out next time I rotate tires. The reason that I hurried is because the paint only has a lifetime of 4-6 hours depending on the temp (58-70 degrees). I didn't want it to harden before I finished.
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Old May 30th, 2004, 10:37 PM   #3
 
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Finished Pictures

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Rear




Thoughts

1) Yes it's a ricey mod but I like it and plus since I can't afford a big brake conversion YET, this will have to do.
2) Having a helper was KEY. Thanks to Connie for all the detailing.
3) Will try to take more pics during the day if it doesn't rain in the next few days.
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Old May 30th, 2004, 10:55 PM   #4
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wouldn't it be more easy or convienant if u took out the calipers instead??

cuz u're also risking of puttin paint on brake pads/ rotors..just my .02

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Old May 30th, 2004, 11:39 PM   #5
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yeah, you should have taken off the calipers and pads.. it's not that hard to take it off and it'll look alot better with no paint on other parts.. looks good though..
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yeah but i think that would've taken longer to remove and then reinstall. i actually got a little on the rotors but i figure that it'll just get rubbed off in a few days. as for the pads, i'll be changing those soon enough so that didn't matter either.

but for those that are truely an al about it...you can always mask off areas. however, if you just get a different size brushes and have a little patience...it'll be okay.

thanks for the comments though.
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Old May 31st, 2004, 12:50 AM   #7
 
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fairly easy install to help out with!! unfortunately, my back is a little sore from leaning over (3 hrs) to detail the paint.

but doesn't it look nice?! yay! we did it!!
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Old May 31st, 2004, 02:55 AM   #8
 
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Nice brake rotors...brembo right?

and what brake pads u use with them?
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Old May 31st, 2004, 11:59 AM   #9
 
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stock....so far i've heard complaints about all the others in terms of dusting and noise.
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Old June 4th, 2004, 06:54 PM   #10
 
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Yeah i think ill do it this way, i got a little skills with a brush, and i cant be bothered to take em off. thanks
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Old June 7th, 2004, 12:45 PM   #11
 
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So what's the life of the paint (applied to calipers) in terms of hours or miles? Just curious...

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i think that depends on your climate, if its cold a lot and then you go warming them calipers up then coling them, then warming them up, the paint will flake off a lot quicker then say a guy thats in Florida. ive seen them last as long as 6 or so months, and ive seen some fade in as littel as 6 or so weeks, but i doubt that guy was using the right kind of paint.
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Old June 7th, 2004, 01:47 PM   #13
 
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i saw Francis' and he done his a while ago and they still look okay;.
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Old June 14th, 2004, 01:47 PM   #14
 
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Hey where did you gys buy this G2 paint, do autozone and those types sell it
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Old June 14th, 2004, 01:59 PM   #15
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nice job! i did mine in black
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Originally posted by snikwad on June 14th, 2004 at 03:47 PM

Hey where did you gys buy this G2 paint, do autozone and those types sell it
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Old June 14th, 2004, 03:00 PM   #17
 
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ebay
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Old June 14th, 2004, 05:39 PM   #18
 
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first pic looks like you got jacked they came out good
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hahah- thanks! sent your flyers today
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Old June 14th, 2004, 09:23 PM   #20
 
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Good job! It looks good! I did mine in black. Pics here: (It is much easier to take the calipers off IMO)
http://www.v6performance.net/forums/...threadid=27367

G2 caliper paint is guaranteed for life.

eBay has the cheapers prices that I have seen

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Old June 15th, 2004, 05:44 AM   #21
 
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Thanks guys.
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