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Old 11-09-2011, 09:57 PM   #1
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Talking very happy w new calipers + DIY (pic heavy)

I painted my calipers red and applied white "CHEVROLET" custom brake decals

This job was more of a pain than i anticipated bc i went overboard on prep and making sure each detail was just right (it paid off)

everyday I did a little bit & finished in 3 days (take wheels off, masking, cleaning/painting, put wheels back on)





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After jack-standing the entire car I washed the wheel wells and brakes. The next day I used masking tape to cover guide pins, bleeder valves, rubber bits etc. Newspaper was used for large surfaces that would not get painted. G2 packaged a cleaner that i used too.


then i applied 1 thin coat of the g2 paint/hardener mix (actually I made the mistake of not going thin enough and it caked a little on the 1st caliper)


the package came with a foam brush that I guess i pressed too hard with. it disintegrated after 1 caliper. I happened to have another g2 kit with the RIGHT brush with bristles and used that.


Remember overkill? I really painted the entire caliper unit, back&front


I did 2 coats and touch ups. By time I finished 1 round, the 1st caliper was due for a new coat.


Then I applied specially made brake decals


...and put the wheels back on.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:20 PM   #2
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nice job and where did you get the lettering
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:38 PM   #3
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nice job and where did you get the lettering
thank you! I got them from Vinz Decals
http://www.vinzdecals.com/
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:40 PM   #4
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That looks great!!
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:51 PM   #5
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really nice
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:46 PM   #6
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I wonder if I should wax the calipers to help preserve the finish

think it'll work?
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:59 PM   #7
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Ohh very nice something i wanted to do to my car too now i know how it would look on my car since ours r the same color i wanna try to see if i can fit in a brembo decal in there to make people think i have some lol
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:10 PM   #8
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Ohh very nice something i wanted to do to my car too now i know how it would look on my car since ours r the same color i wanna try to see if i can fit in a brembo decal in there to make people think i have some lol
Thank you!

i dont encourage it, but they definitely sell the brembo decals on ebay

i think we have the exact same car too lol - RJT 2LT RS

although only once or twice, ppl have given me crap about my V flags so idk about the faux brembos

you know what i say

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Old 12-25-2011, 07:53 PM   #9
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What kit did you use? looks good
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:41 PM   #10
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From the pics (especially the 2nd to last one), it looks like you've painted the pads into place. Do your brakes still work?
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:43 PM   #11
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What kit did you use? looks good
He used a G2 paint. http://www.g2usa.com/
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Old 12-25-2011, 09:07 PM   #12
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From the pics (especially the 2nd to last one), it looks like you've painted the pads into place. Do your brakes still work?
Yep I did lol and the brakes work fine. It is just paint on the outside surface


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He used a G2 paint. http://www.g2usa.com/
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and thanks for the reply bannonm
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Old 12-25-2011, 09:47 PM   #13
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Sorry man but I dont like how it looks with the pads and clips painted. But good work
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:48 PM   #14
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It might be difficult to take the pads off.. G2 paint is epoxy. Looks good though. Nice work.
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It might be difficult to take the pads off.. G2 paint is epoxy. Looks good though. Nice work.
yikes - I'm currently at 18k miles .... when do us v6's tend to change brake pads?
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NICE JOB!!
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