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May 08, 2016, 12:56 PM #0

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This seems like an easy enough thing to do but a lot of people forget little steps to make sure the job lasts.
My calipers were already off so I've figured why not make them a little sexier :)
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    May 08, 2016, 01:06 PM #1

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    First the paint: I've used VHT caliper paint from Canadian tire before with great success. However my car is winter driven and I noticed that after one winter, the VHT doesn't stick too well and can come off if u pressure wash your wheels area. So I decided to try (the bit expensive G2 caliper paint. Why that one? A co-worker used it and the paint looks the same after 3 years (winter driven)

      May 08, 2016, 01:09 PM #2

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      On the G2 FAQ they specifically said not to use a primer with their product. So to make sure it sticks, make sure to send the calipers a lil bit. I just used a little dremel as you don't want start "carving" the caliper

        May 08, 2016, 01:16 PM #3

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        Now the kit comes with a little paint brush DO NOT USE IT it's junk..it will start falling apart after a couple strokes. Buy a little foam brush instead. After ur calipers are all sanded, you can clean them with the break cleaner that comes with the kit. You want to make sure you have to paint all the calipers within a couple hours as the paint dries up really fast. Apply a first light coat, wait 15mns then apply the second one..and so on. One can was enough to do the 4 calipers, even though these are bigger than standard.

          May 08, 2016, 01:23 PM #4

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          Looks good. Por15 also has a caliper paint kit for those interested.
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            May 08, 2016, 07:25 PM #5

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            I am looking for some paint as well where to get those paint
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              May 08, 2016, 08:27 PM #6

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              Always used VHT and he is correct. Need to redo it yearly

                May 08, 2016, 10:49 PM #7

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                Interesting, my VHT job is holding up well despite the fact that I did a really ****ty job of prepping and applying. There are a few rust specks coming back after two winters, but no adhesion problems.

                Looks good with the G2 kit, the foam brush probably helps reduce brush strokes too eh?

                  May 09, 2016, 08:03 AM #8

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                  @omaid I bought the G2 on tirerack, oddly enough the price on there was lower than the G2 website itself

                    May 09, 2016, 08:08 AM #9

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                    @firelizard  exactly, even with the foam brush u can notice some lines, but they disappear as the paint dry. I'll try to post a pic later of the final dry result. They say no need to use clear coat as the paint is glossy enough, but we live in Winnipeg so...clear coat it is lol

                      June 07, 2016, 12:49 PM #10

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                        June 09, 2016, 01:09 PM #11

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                        Nice! do you know what paint he used?

                          June 10, 2016, 11:47 AM #12

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                          Originally posted by carterjalil
                          Nice! do you know what paint he used?


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