Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Dyno Max
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Camaro Photos | Spyshots | Video | Media Gallery

Camaro Photos | Spyshots | Video | Media Gallery All Camaro related pictures, videos and other assorted media.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-13-2013, 12:07 AM   #1
vroomapunk
[COTW 5/12/14]
 
vroomapunk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CRT NF Cammed 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 5,492
Cool New Mods! Crystal Red calipers and showstopper sidemarkers!

Bought the custom color matched G2 Caliper Paint system.
The color match was spot on, but beware if you are buying a metallic, it is best to spray it on like I did. Since the metal flake can be uneven if you brush it

They sell a little airless sprayer for 17 bucks or something and it works great. The sprayer had enough propellant and they sent enough paint for me to have a ton leftover so I sprayed every cap under the hood, dipstick handle, key fob, etc crystal red.

I went with silver brembo decals, 4" on the front and 3.25 or something for the back (dont remember). I like they way they look much better than the black I was thinking about.

Sidemarkers color match are also perfect, installed easily, and look amazing!

Sorry about the dirty car, I will take better pictures in a week or two when I do a photoshoot.
Attached Images
      
__________________

Last edited by vroomapunk; 03-13-2013 at 01:38 PM.
vroomapunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 12:49 AM   #2
Dznts
Anabolic Connoisseur
 
Dznts's Avatar
 
Drives: Blown Camaro 2SS/RS LS3-2007 Tahoe
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 25,683
Those turned out great. I need to do mine!
__________________
Dznts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 12:57 AM   #3
blade_ss
 
blade_ss's Avatar
 
Drives: '12 AGM 2SS/RS M6 & 05 Mazda3
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Centennial, CO
Posts: 370
Looks great. Where did you get the custom G2 paint?
__________________
blade_ss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 01:03 AM   #4
xVengeancex28


 
xVengeancex28's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 IOM 2SS/RS
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 10,553
Those turned out really well! i plan on painting mine IOM. Thanks for tip about the metallics
__________________
Click Sig For Graphix Page
xVengeancex28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 08:15 AM   #5
500hpbluez28
YUDLOSE
 
500hpbluez28's Avatar
 
Drives: I have a collection of Camaros
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Aynor, SC
Posts: 1,325
Turned out nicely....
__________________

Trey Jenkins
2010 Supercharged ABM SS Camaro LS3 #400 Order Number: NJGC85 Build Date: 06/24/2009
1997 White Z/28 Camaro just a lil 355
1997 Red RS Camaro with a 2000 front clip
1997 Red Z/28 Camaro
1996 Blue Z/28 Camaro 396 stroker in the process
1994 Red Z/28 Camaro
500hpbluez28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 08:21 AM   #6
NewDivide
NewDivide
 
NewDivide's Avatar
 
Drives: SW '13 1SS/RS & '12 Honda CRV
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: South East, Mass
Posts: 776
Excellent work. Was it hard doing those engine caps?
__________________
NewDivide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 08:49 AM   #7
vroomapunk
[COTW 5/12/14]
 
vroomapunk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CRT NF Cammed 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 5,492
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dznts View Post
Those turned out great. I need to do mine!
Thanks! Makes a huge difference. Especially with stock rims, think it made me like the rims more.

Quote:
Originally Posted by blade_ss View Post
Looks great. Where did you get the custom G2 paint?
G2's website, they have a ton of colors already on there if you search, but I actually had to send the paint code in with my order, and I just googled the paint code.

The custom color costs more, but its worth it to have the exact color you want IMO

Quote:
Originally Posted by xVengeancex28 View Post
Those turned out really well! i plan on painting mine IOM. Thanks for tip about the metallics
No prob, the sprayer is actually really cool, and for being so small, can paint all 4 calipers and a lot more as you can see.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 500hpbluez28 View Post
Turned out nicely....
Thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by NewDivide View Post
Excellent work. Was it hard doing those engine caps?
No, I took the radiator, oil, brake fluid, and shock tower caps, hit them all with a little brake cleaner and wiped them with a rag, being very thorough with any oil or fluid since paint wont stick to them obviously and sprayed em. Same with the dipstick top.

The bottom half of the back of the key fob pops off easily, and I did mine. I want to do the rest, but didnt have time or the patience this weekend to tape it off since you dont want to paint the button area.

Also, you mix the hardner and all the paint at once, so you have a limited time, but not 4 hours like the directions say. I mixed mine at about 11:30 and was still able to use the paint in the jar until 10:00 that night.

Even though it still dries pretty fast on the calipers, etc. As I was able to reinstall the underhood stuff, as well as the decals and wheels at about 8:00 or 9:00. When I painted everything at 1:00.
__________________
vroomapunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 09:01 AM   #8
Jus1dab


 
Jus1dab's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS/RS Black & Silver
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 4,544
__________________
Jus1dab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 09:24 AM   #9
Bullcefus
 
Drives: Summit White 2013 SS
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Longview, TX
Posts: 74
Looks great, I used the G2 kit on mine as well. Great product.
Bullcefus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 10:27 AM   #10
camaro_RS
Emerald Coast Camaros
 
camaro_RS's Avatar
 
Drives: A lot of show, not much go.
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Emerald Coast
Posts: 3,391
Awesome job...and idea!
__________________
-White Mary Jane....build thread [COTW 6/11/12] :

camaro_RS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 10:29 AM   #11
babytiger
it's hers...
 
babytiger's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro 2SS/RS Convertible
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: katy, tx
Posts: 1,206
looks really good
babytiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 03:58 PM   #12
Macky
 
Macky's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 2SS/RS Rally Yellow
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Natchitoches, LA
Posts: 597
I like it! Great job
__________________
Drives 2011 Rally Yellow Camaro 2SS/RS M6; 2009 Chevy Silverado; 1988 GMC Jimmy

Macky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 07:00 PM   #13
tones2SS


 
tones2SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 13 Roush S3 05 Dodge Ram Daytona
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,893
Great job on the calipers.
tones2SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 10:22 AM   #14
vroomapunk
[COTW 5/12/14]
 
vroomapunk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CRT NF Cammed 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 5,492
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jus1dab View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bullcefus View Post
Looks great, I used the G2 kit on mine as well. Great product.
Quote:
Originally Posted by camaro_RS View Post
Awesome job...and idea!
Quote:
Originally Posted by babytiger View Post
looks really good
Quote:
Originally Posted by Macky View Post
I like it! Great job
Quote:
Originally Posted by tones2SS View Post
Great job on the calipers.

Thanks Everyone!
__________________
vroomapunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 12:50 PM   #15
pierre777
HT5 COTW 9/3/2012
 
pierre777's Avatar
 
Drives: Cyber Bullet
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: lebanon
Posts: 4,574
Send a message via Skype™ to pierre777
Looks awesome bro good work.
__________________
pierre777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 12:58 PM   #16
2010 SSRS



 
2010 SSRS's Avatar
 
Drives: 3 V8 Camaros
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Ocean State
Posts: 123,973
Great job, looks absolutely awesome
__________________
Jannetty Racing JRE Street Package
2010 SSRS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 01:49 PM   #17
Apex Motorsports

 
Apex Motorsports's Avatar
 
Drives: 2000 Camaro SS
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Louisville, Ky.
Posts: 23,521
Very nice!
__________________
Apex Motorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 11:23 PM   #18
vroomapunk
[COTW 5/12/14]
 
vroomapunk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CRT NF Cammed 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 5,492
Thanks guys
__________________
vroomapunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 06:05 PM   #19
alaskacamaro
 
alaskacamaro's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2SS 45TH Anniversary
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Alaska
Posts: 605
How long did it take you to do all four brakes? Love the color btw...
alaskacamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 07:13 PM   #20
vroomapunk
[COTW 5/12/14]
 
vroomapunk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CRT NF Cammed 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 5,492
Quote:
Originally Posted by alaskacamaro View Post
How long did it take you to do all four brakes? Love the color btw...

Hard to tell, cause the masking defintiely took the longest. Jacking up the car, etc. I also did the sidemarkers while the wheels were out, and did other stuff while the paint dried. Dont want to put too much on at once or it will run, being a vertical surface and all.

It takes two medium coats to cover it, or you will still see the old logo through the new one.

The coating on the stock one actually keeps the caliper pretty clean, so a wire brush, a few rags, and a can of brake cleaner you can clean them really fast.

If you brush it on, itll take a lot less time.
__________________
vroomapunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 09:17 PM   #21
PremoDeluxe
 
Drives: 2012 Camero SS 45th anniversary
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Saskatoon
Posts: 157
I ordered the same but with the heat you don't think the stickers will peel off ?
PremoDeluxe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 11:35 PM   #22
vroomapunk
[COTW 5/12/14]
 
vroomapunk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CRT NF Cammed 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 5,492
Quote:
Originally Posted by PremoDeluxe View Post
I ordered the same but with the heat you don't think the stickers will peel off ?
Nope, this is my third car with vinyl caliper decals, lasted 6 years on my old car, and still looked good when I sold it
__________________
vroomapunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 12:06 AM   #23
PremoDeluxe
 
Drives: 2012 Camero SS 45th anniversary
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Saskatoon
Posts: 157
Did you clear coat ontop of the sticker?
PremoDeluxe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 09:31 AM   #24
vroomapunk
[COTW 5/12/14]
 
vroomapunk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 CRT NF Cammed 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 5,492
Quote:
Originally Posted by PremoDeluxe View Post
Did you clear coat ontop of the sticker?

No, it isnt necessary. The pic below is my 4th gen, also using G2 caliper paint in victory red. The vinyl decals were on those calipers for 4 years in that picture.

Some will advertise "high temp vinyl", but its all fine. The vinyl is so thin that heat doesnt effect it. The temperature on the hood of a car in an arab desert can get really friggin hot and vinyl stripes never have an issue on the hood.

I know that calipers can get hotter, but its really not an issue. Pads and rotors get hotter, since that is what the friction is actually on. The caliper gets ambient heat, not much heat will travel through the pad into the piston, etc.

Believe me, you can buy one set of decals and last at least 6 years. Also, just get two sets, and change em out in 6 years if you want. Takes 5 mins, and they are like 5$ haha.

The 2 part epoxy is so durable that a clear coat isnt necessary. I wouldnt recommend the clear coat, as I would worry about it coming off, yellowing, or not adhering to the already glossy texture of the epoxy.
Attached Images
 
__________________
vroomapunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2013, 11:50 AM   #25
PremoDeluxe
 
Drives: 2012 Camero SS 45th anniversary
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Saskatoon
Posts: 157
Awesome thanks buddy .. Decals just came in yesterday now waiting on the paint good tips
PremoDeluxe is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Tags
caliper, crystal, showstopper, sidemarker

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.