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Finally got my G2 brake caliper paint kit in the mail today. Probably will try and tackle it on Saturday night and let it sit all day Sunday since we will be celebrating the 4th all day. I decided on white paint, I think it will give the car a nice clean look. Anybody have any tips or suggestions before I dive into the project? Thanks
 

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It's a pretty easy job. Put the car on jack stands, take off all four tires, clean the calipers and THEN mix the paint. It has a fairly short pot life. The instructions that come with are excellent.

I did mine about eight months ago and they're holding up well.
 

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Its super easy. Just follow the instructions. Make sure you clean everything really well and tape off anything you don't want to get paint on.
 

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Just make sure you calipers are squeaky clean. I would reccomend etching mag wheel cleaner. I used it when I painted mine and they are holding up well.
 

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Isn't white gonna stay "not" white most of the time? Like others said, one of the easiest mods if you take ur time and are thorough. Post pics when u finish...:bigthumbsup
 

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Thanks for the help everybody. Yeah I thought that white probably isnt the best color for staying clean but I am pretty anal when it comes to keeping my car clean. Nothing that I rag and some detail spray wont take car of it.
 

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Brake Cleaner is excellent for cleaning prior to painting. I found my calipers took two coats to look best. If I remember you must apply the coats fairly close together.

After about a year I noticed a small amount of chipping. Probably due top road salt around here. I gave them a fresh coat and they look great.

I went the cheap route. I bought a can of engine spray paint with ceramic in it for about $6, a small brush and brake cleaner. I sprayed the paint into a small plastic cup and brushed it on. It worked great. I also got a real close match to my body color.
 

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Brake Cleaner is excellent for cleaning prior to painting. I found my calipers took two coats to look best. If I remember you must apply the coats fairly close together.

After about a year I noticed a small amount of chipping. Probably due top road salt around here. I gave them a fresh coat and they look great.

I went the cheap route. I bought a can of engine spray paint with ceramic in it for about $6, a small brush and brake cleaner. I sprayed the paint into a small plastic cup and brushed it on. It worked great. I also got a real close match to my body color.
I ended up using engine spray paint too. I completely took my calipers off, cleaned them with wheel cleaner, sandblasted them, wiped them down with isopropyl alcohol, painted, and then cleared. I notice that small chips show up over time but I will touch them up next year. I might even pull them off and have them powdercoated. I haven't decided yet.
 

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Finished painting my calipers

I finished painting my calipers over the 4th of July weekend. I think they turned out pretty good. The white paint took more coats than the directions advised. I ended up putting 6 coats of the white paint on. The first 3 coats you could still see the pitting and gray coming through but after the 5th coat they looked good. I put one more coat on just to get a smooth finish. Definitely a nice affordable mod that looks great.

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