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Old 07-14-2012, 10:59 PM   #1
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Finally painted my calipers!

Gtzzoom this is for u! I went with the duplicolor red brush on kit. It comes with caliper cleaner spray, paint, brush and tape...the brush and tape r crap...the tape doesnt stick and the brush strands kept falling off. This kit needs alot less prep but id recommend a spray on. Otherwise im happy with the result.

I did all of this in my 1 car garage, which is becoming workable for my minor projects, im one step up from a parking lot mechanic :p with my luck my halogen worklight died on the first caliper so i used a desk light. I torqued my wheels to 80 ft lbs...is that good for this car?









Plenty of space!




Hard to see the rear as it was sunset but its obvious in daylight









I also threw in some white leds on the plate lights, theyre so bright they reflect off the ground :p
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Nice job Stig!!!!
Damn you've got a tight garage.....
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Nice job Stig!!!!
Damn you've got a tight garage.....
yeah, but im a 23 year old with a tight garage! My first home
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Good job and it looks great but I don't even no how u can open your door with that small space !
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yeah, but im a 23 year old with a tight garage! My first home
Haha I love it!!!!!!!! A tight garage is better than no garage. Make sure your wheels are at 100ft pounds.

---------- Post added at 01:40 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:38 AM ----------

And I love my LED plate light.
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Good job and it looks great but I don't even no how u can open your door with that small space !
Fold down rear seats + trunk.

Awesome colored calipers. I'm going to copy Gtzoom and grabber green mine. Normally I'd do red, but I'm going to try and avoid the Christmas theme.
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It looks great...tell us how the paint holds up. Good job!
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Very nice!
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Thanks Sanguin. Get the dupli color grabber green, if you order online from advance and pick up the cans at yuor local store they a re priced at $5 each + tax of course
LOL on the Christmas theme......kind of how my driveway looks with a Green Mustang and a Red Corolla...gonna have fun with green and multicolor (for the Corolla) under lighting at that time of year.....park them side by side at end of driveway and flash alternately...that will be the extend of my decoration...hee hee
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Re: Finally painted my calipers!

Like 99FORD say's:
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Make sure your wheels are at 100ft pounds.
The calipers look really great. I need you to come to my house and do mine
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Very nice stig, looks great!
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Re: Finally painted my calipers!

Looks great, Stig! I told myself I need to get that done before the fall. So I see that you recommend the spray over the brush. Why do you say that? I was going to use the brush as well, but not the one it comes with. I heard if you use a sponge brush, it's a little easier.

How long did it take you?
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Looks awesome man! I had the same problem with that kit on my last car. THe bristles were falling off before I even dipped it in the paint. Instead I picked up some foam brushes from a hobby store and it turned out great. No bristles or stroke marks. I'm probably going to do my calipers on the new mustang by fall. I don't understand why Ford painted the caliper bracket but not the calipers themselves.
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Thanks for all the compliments everyone

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Looks great, Stig! I told myself I need to get that done before the fall. So I see that you recommend the spray over the brush. Why do you say that? I was going to use the brush as well, but not the one it comes with. I heard if you use a sponge brush, it's a little easier.

How long did it take you?
I recommended the spray on because i think it would give a glossier and more uniform coating. The brush is garbage, i managed to do a good job on them and the matte finish is growing on me. The brush did a fine job just every few mins id have to remove a strand that had fallen off. Way easier prep with brush on though and 0 fear of overspray.

I started at 6:30 and finished around midnight, but i was distracted by my neighbour and a few phone calls. Not to mention i just have my spare tire jack (for now) and my tiny 1 car garage, im sure i could have done it in 4 hours had it not been for all that.
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looks good man .
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you did a great job even with the space constraints of your surroundings.....
Now you see though...why I spray mine and all those that pay to have it done.
Without seriously thinning it way back to hid brush strokes.....yours or any G2 kit is a pain.
not knowing what your weather is like...i'd have painted them outdoors.....since I have no garage...I have no other option....
BUT..keep in mind...it is another job that you can say you did it yourself.....
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you did a great job even with the space constraints of your surroundings.....
Now you see though...why I spray mine and all those that pay to have it done.
Without seriously thinning it way back to hid brush strokes.....yours or any G2 kit is a pain.
not knowing what your weather is like...i'd have painted them outdoors.....since I have no garage...I have no other option....
BUT..keep in mind...it is another job that you can say you did it yourself.....
+1 it's always better to do it your self. Then you can say yes I did that my self, not pay some one else to do it.
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