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Old 11-06-2015, 01:14 PM   #1
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How to paint Brake Calipers with the G2 paint kit

Put together this step by step video on how to paint your calipers as well as apply caliper decals.



**Do yourself a favor and purchase 2 kits. You wont get the color and coverage you want with just 1 kit!

Step one: cleaning
I use a power drill with a wire brush attachment to clean of any dust, rust, and grime that may have built up. After that spray the caliper with the supplied brake cleaner and use a rag to clean off.

Step two: Taping off
Use painters tape and tape off everything around the caliper where you dont want paint. (rotors, anything rubber, and anything to provide contrast to the color

Step there: Mix Paint & Reactant
Easy...mix the reactant and paint...

Step four: paint
Take your time and work on 2 calipers at a time. Apply paint on one caliper then while that is drying paint the other one. I would do a minimum of 3 coats if not more.

Step five: decals
Allow to dry overnight before applying decals/stickers. when removing the decal overlay, pull straight down, so that you will not pull up the decal with the overlay.


BOOM! done
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Also FYI I purchased the decals off ebay. Just search mustang caliper decals and it should pop right up
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That looks pretty good I like the color contrast.


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Turned out nice man
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Great post, now It looks like I have to add to kits to my build list. So much for trying to cut down on costs. lol
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Nice. Should have done the calipers in blue, and the lettering in that green. Go Hawks!
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Put together this step by step video on how to paint your calipers as well as apply caliper decals.







**Do yourself a favor and purchase 2 kits. You wont get the color and coverage you want with just 1 kit!



Step one: cleaning

I use a power drill with a wire brush attachment to clean of any dust, rust, and grime that may have built up. After that spray the caliper with the supplied brake cleaner and use a rag to clean off.



Step two: Taping off

Use painters tape and tape off everything around the caliper where you dont want paint. (rotors, anything rubber, and anything to provide contrast to the color



Step there: Mix Paint & Reactant

Easy...mix the reactant and paint...



Step four: paint

Take your time and work on 2 calipers at a time. Apply paint on one caliper then while that is drying paint the other one. I would do a minimum of 3 coats if not more.



Step five: decals

Allow to dry overnight before applying decals/stickers. when removing the decal overlay, pull straight down, so that you will not pull up the decal with the overlay.





BOOM! done

So how did this hold up? I don't want to spend the money on caliper covers.
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a little update on the paint: It is holding up just as well as the day I applied it. I've had this on a couple other cars and It lasted for years before I sold the cars. Im sure its still holding up just as well today...BUT be careful removing your wheels. You can chip the paint if you hit it hard enough with the rim.
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