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Graham1992 05-08-2014 04:15 PM

Caliper covers vs painted
 
I have caliper covers on, but they won't clear my new wheels so I have to paint the caliper instead. Just didn't know opinions on how they look with the calipers painted.

FullyAutomatic 05-08-2014 04:16 PM

just take your time and should look great

Graham1992 05-08-2014 04:22 PM

I'm just worried they'll look stupid in comparison to the covers.

jazzystang 05-08-2014 06:29 PM

Get some wheel spacers so your calipers can clear your new wheels. Covers look much better than painted.

Graham1992 05-08-2014 06:42 PM

That's what I'm saying, and I had quarter inch spacers to clear the covers but the thread on the studs were too small to be completely safe.. I just replaced all the studs because they were getting kinda rough. That's kinda another reason why I have to paint them instead. I plan on posting pictures of the job. Before and after kinda deal.

Cowboy105 05-08-2014 08:31 PM

If done slow and right it can look awesome.

Graham1992 05-09-2014 09:12 PM

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Bought a duplicolor caliper painting kit from O'reilys. Attachment 156422
Kit comes with brake cleaner, a brush, caliper paint, and paint stir stick. The paint brush is rather cheap but it works.Attachment 156426
i started by cleaning the calipers and man they were duty. Took a while to get them truly clean but it's worth it. Attachment 156427
Didn't really tape off much at all for one reason, you use a brush instead of spray painting it. It actually come out really good and only done 2 coats with a little touch up and some spots. Attachment 156431 final thoughts. I loved the look, the paint brush really shoulda been a little better but for 20 dollars, you can't beat it. They also didn't include enough brake cleaner to do all 4, but luckily I had some spare cans laying around.

Bpolley11 05-10-2014 08:48 AM

Got a picture with the wheel on?

Cowboy105 05-10-2014 09:14 AM

You have me thinking of doing mine now.

Graham1992 05-10-2014 11:50 AM

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cmegnin1 05-10-2014 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Graham1992 (Post 2007704)
Bought a duplicolor caliper painting kit from O'reilys. Attachment 156422
Kit comes with brake cleaner, a brush, caliper paint, and paint stir stick. The paint brush is rather cheap but it works.Attachment 156426
i started by cleaning the calipers and man they were duty. Took a while to get them truly clean but it's worth it. Attachment 156427
Didn't really tape off much at all for one reason, you use a brush instead of spray painting it. It actually come out really good and only done 2 coats with a little touch up and some spots. Attachment 156431 final thoughts. I loved the look, the paint brush really shoulda been a little better but for 20 dollars, you can't beat it. They also didn't include enough brake cleaner to do all 4, but luckily I had some spare cans laying around.


How long did it take to do all 4?

Graham1992 05-10-2014 03:00 PM

Took me roughly an hour to get everything done on that one caliper, but it would take around 2 1/2 or 3 to do all. I advise you to do atleast 2 thick coats 20 minutes apart but no longer. My calipers were seriously dirty because I had covers on them, so definitely the majority of the time was spent cleaning the caliper and around them really really good.

F4m0usfr34k 05-11-2014 06:23 PM

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Attachment 156580Attachment 156581Attachment 156582

Some pics of mine... I've painted mine with just the caliper spray paint.... Suuuuuper easy!

PatMan17 05-11-2014 07:05 PM

Bought the same kit and mine look great! Beats buying expensive sports brakes or whatever! Only 20 bucks was a fun easy project for me

Pajellies 05-12-2014 05:46 PM

Is there a difference in looks or quality between the spray on paint and the brush on paint?

Graham1992 05-13-2014 06:58 AM

I wouldn't use the spray paint kit. It would get a lot more coverage quicker but honestly, it would look so messy considering it's hard to tape off brake parts. The paint brush is so accurate and I wouldn't use anything else.

Double J 05-30-2014 10:10 AM

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I used the G2 kit. Awesome some. Cures hard as a rock and looks great. I also painted my rotor hats/edges while I was at it because they looked like crap. Before anyone flames the pics, I purposely masked the rotors to get "some" overspray on the working surface so the pads would scrape of the leftovers and make a perfect line...which they have. I'm pretty happy with the outcome.

08gtsc 06-01-2014 11:25 PM

Did mine with the spray. Did a lot of tapeing. Removed thd pads and such and then cleared the woth high heat clear. Looks great and easy to clean

BadCon 06-02-2014 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Graham1992 (Post 2006944)
I'm just worried they'll look stupid in comparison to the covers.

The funny part is most people think the covers are a bit....ricey. Which is sad, because I too like the covers better then painted parts. But as others have said, painting looks fine if done right. I recommend the G2 caliper paint kit, because its a two part epoxy that is very tough and resists flaking and fading.

stanzmustang08 06-05-2014 10:00 PM

I'm going to try paint in mine. I tried the caps ad they didn't fit. Not enough room between the rim and caliper.


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