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Old 05-23-2010, 09:31 AM   #26
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where did you order the g2 kit and how much was it?
I bought mine at a local O'Railey's auto parts store, it was $40, but you find them all day long on ebay too, for about $36-$38.
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:30 AM   #27
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Hey, that looks real sweet !. I'm doing the same thing this coming wk.
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:31 AM   #28
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I too used the G2 Orange brush Kit. Its been about 8 months and is just as good as new. It took me about the same amount of time to do mine.

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Old 05-23-2010, 11:34 AM   #29
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where did you order the g2 kit and how much was it?
http://www.g2usa.com/Merchant2/merch...roduct_Code=G2

I ordered it right from G2's website here ^^, orange. $42, worth every penny
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:55 AM   #30
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This might sound stupid but I was told you could not rotate the tires. front smaller than rear
This is true on 20 inch wheels. The 18 and 19 inch packages have same sized fronts and rears.

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I bought mine at a local O'Railey's auto parts store, it was $40, but you find them all day long ao ebay too, for about $36-$38.
Yep. Very reasonably priced. I'm planning on doing this.

I'm either going to order green or color matched Synergy Green, but I don't know how well the green will match the Synergy. Maybe I can get them to send me a color sample.
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:48 AM   #31
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This might sound stupid but I was told you could not rotate the tires. front smaller than rear
Yeah, you can't rotate the tires on an RS. The fronts are smaller, plus the tires are directional, you can't reverse them by rotating side to side either.

Where can I get the G2 Caliper Kit. I definitely want this mod.
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:51 AM   #32
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Here is a link!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:52 PM   #33
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Yeah, you can't rotate the tires on an RS. The fronts are smaller, plus the tires are directional, you can't reverse them by rotating side to side either.

Where can I get the G2 Caliper Kit. I definitely want this mod.
You are wrong about this though.....the stock tires are NOT directional, so if you had a mind too, you could switch them from side to side.....not that he would do you any good, but you could.
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:14 PM   #34
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very nice, great job. The important part in all of this is take your time taping and you will have no issues at all.
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:00 PM   #35
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Yeah, you can't rotate the tires on an RS. The fronts are smaller, plus the tires are directional, you can't reverse them by rotating side to side either.

Where can I get the G2 Caliper Kit. I definitely want this mod.
http://www.g2usa.com/ , You can order it right from their website. Either submit your color code for your car for the custom caliper paint kit for 90+ bux, or go with a standard color for $42.... I went with the G2 Orange and it looks great.... could've got the color code matching IOM, but I saw posts where people showed the standard orange matching well, so I went with that.
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:01 PM   #36
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very nice, great job. The important part in all of this is take your time taping and you will have no issues at all.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:14 PM   #37
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Completed the painting of my calipers today. Here are the photos while the wheels are off. I will take some more photos tomorrow after I put the wheels back on and drive it back out of the garage.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:34 PM   #38
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Completed the painting of my calipers today. Here are the photos while the wheels are off. I will take some more photos tomorrow after I put the wheels back on and drive it back out of the garage.
Awesome man, looks good, I love mine and yours look like they came out just as good
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:28 AM   #39
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Hey do yall think this paint could be used to paint your engine cover too ??? LOL
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:03 AM   #40
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Hey do yall think this paint could be used to paint your engine cover too ??? LOL
I wouldn't try it.... You definitely want to spray your engine cover, this paint comes in a can with a brush.....
Plus you need the adhesion promoter, cleaner, primer, basecoat, clearcoat to do the cover.... go to paintscratch.com and you can order the kit. I think it cost me like 89 bux, but I did the engine cover, fuse box cover, and taillight covers in the back.
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:04 AM   #41
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I wouldn't try it.... You definitely want to spray your engine cover, this paint comes in a can with a brush.....
Plus you need the adhesion promoter, cleaner, primer, basecoat, clearcoat to do the cover.... go to paintscratch.com and you can order the kit. I think it cost me like 89 bux, but I did the engine cover, fuse box cover, and taillight covers in the back.
Check out the "covers" link in my signature.
Also you have to mix an activator in with the paint when doing the calipers, so it only lasts a few hours and any left over paint is no longer good.
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Old 07-10-2010, 06:48 AM   #42
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:38 PM   #43
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Updated photos with the wheels back on.
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Old 07-13-2010, 07:29 AM   #44
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Also you have to mix an activator in with the paint when doing the calipers, so it only lasts a few hours and any left over paint is no longer good.
can't you half it.....small amount of air shouldn't screw up activator
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:27 AM   #45
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can't you half it.....small amount of air shouldn't screw up activator
only have 2 jackstands :o)
buy two more.......they will come in handy sooner or later.
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:53 AM   #46
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The G2 Kit is an excellent kit to use. I went to their website to order when I had my Honda Element. I was going to go with them again until I found covers which not only cover but also are functional in that they allow your calipers to work 30 to 50% cooler being made of aircraft aluminum and work as a heat sink.
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:08 AM   #47
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I hope this question isn't too stupid. My Brembo's seem to have a rubber coating on them. Is that just a cover, and I can take it off? Or, are my calipers somewhat different? I really like the orange and want my calipers painted, I looked at the caliper covers but I'm not sure I like the look. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:09 AM   #48
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very well done
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:36 AM   #49
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ok im seriously considering doing this in White, but the problem is that im a total noob when it comes to car parts. calipers are the things that attach to your brake pads to break?

Do you need to take off the calipers to paint them? and if you do, how do you take them off? after you paint them, do you need a torque wrench to torque it back to a certain whatever lbs? also are there certain parts where you should not paint because they will need to be removed and will cause it to chip and crack?

Sorry my english is bad lol. Thanks guys.

DO IT and post some pics.. I want to do mine white too. But I want to see how they would look before I jump on the bandwagon.
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:01 PM   #50
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Did this to my old scion tc, and when I sold it last year they were really faded and chipped. If I do it to my camaro I will go powder coated or the caliper covers.
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