Painted Calipers

Discussion in 'Generation 4 - Exterior Upgrades' started by Frank P, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. Frank P

    Frank P New Member

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    After looking at some of the cars in this forum I decided to paint my calipers. Went with blue and think it turned out pretty good. SHO1.jpg SHO2.jpg
     
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    Looks great, mine are the same blue 91333482_2820920907993137_7257768945191485440_o.jpg
     
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    Very nice. I'm doing mine red currently and all it's really doing is making me want to get the "real" ones. Easy subtle aesthetic improvement though for $20.
     
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    Thank you.
    My paint was a little more than $20, more like $50 for the kit from https://www.g2usa.com/. I used their paint before on my trucks calipers and that was 5 years ago and it still looks as good as the day I painted them.
     
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    Cheap, and effective, method is closer to $10. Involves a small can of oil-based paint, from Home Depot or wherever, in your choice of color. Some cheap, disposable 1" brushes, and your favorite cleaner (I use lacquer thinner).

    Clean calipers with a brush and the cleaner. Then 2 thin coats brushed on. Maybe 30-60 minutes in between, depending on weather. Let dry before driving.

    It helps if you can avoid rain for the next time you drive, but getting them hot will nicely bake the finish.

    This has worked well for years, on the vehicles I have for track use.
     
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    Same here
     
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    Glad that works for you, I like using a two part paint that has the hardener in it.
     
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    I used G2 as well choosing blue calipers and black brackets. Quite expensive but the results were dope.
     

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