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Old 07-23-2013, 02:47 AM   #1
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Caliper covers or paint?

I have the smaller v6 breaks and was wanting some opinions. Either caliper covers or paint with g2 paint. Just didnt know if they were too small to paint. Opinions??
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:16 AM   #2
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The caliper covers look ok but I always say paint is better, just make sure you follow all the directions that come in the kit! Calipers get hot and if not done rite.... Looks horrible!
Just my opinion tho
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:48 AM   #3
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G2 caliper paint is the best, flows out nice, can't go wrong with G2
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:58 AM   #4
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Paint would be my way also. I personally am not a fan of caliper covers. They always look kind of fake to me
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:58 AM   #5
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Paint would be my way also. I personally am not a fan of caliper covers. They always look kind of fake to me
+1! Very well said! G2 is some good stuff! You can even get in the color to match your car if you like!
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:21 AM   #6
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I painted mine. You can click my signature for my build thread. Painting takes a little while but it ends up looking really nice. You could always paint them and maybe get some high temp decals that say "camaro" or "chevrolet" or something that would really make them pop.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:25 AM   #7
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Do you have to clear coat it if you apply G2 paint? I think people cleared dupli color caliper paint, not sure about this one
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:26 AM   #8
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Do you have to clear coat it if you apply G2 paint? I think people cleared dupli color caliper paint, not sure about this one
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:38 AM   #9
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Thanks for the opinions!
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:29 AM   #10
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My Brakes...

Hello, this is the color that I did on my calipers... The "candy" color looks saaaaweeettt !..
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:01 AM   #11
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Hello, this is the color that I did on my calipers... The "candy" color looks saaaaweeettt !..
more pics! Did you do it yourself? How long was your car out of commission while the paint dried?
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:02 AM   #12
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more pics! Did you do it yourself? How long was your car out of commission while the paint dried?
Here are some pics for you guys of mine using G2 color matching IOM that I did!
I did not put clear on them and they look better in person!

G2 recommends letting it dry for 24 hours to cure before driving it!
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:34 PM   #13
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damn, that looks nice. I'm assuming you just left the car in 4 jack stands for a whole day?
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:29 PM   #14
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Thanks! Yes, left it on stands for a couple days! I also changed my brake lines to Goodridge stainless steel! The brake lines really help on the stopping! Flushed with new fluid also!
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:54 PM   #15
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G2 paint with vinyl lettering.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:28 PM   #16
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I was going to buy caliper covers for my 2LT brakes as I didn't think painting them would make then look that much better. But when I looked at the cost I just decided to buy some SS Brembos as the car will stop better and also look better.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:22 AM   #17
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how easy is it to paint them? is there a diy anywhere?
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:31 PM   #18
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If I remember, the instructions come with the G2 paint and is very descriptive. Just make sure you clean the brakes really well.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:41 AM   #19
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I was planning to go with a black color on mine to be more subtle since the car color is crystal red tintcoat. I'll have to read the DIY on the paint but was thinking the covers might be a better option. Does anyone have issues with paint peeling or chipping after a few years? I also read that someone just replaced with Brembos. I remember reading some test on line that the stock brakes stop as well as the brembos unless you are stopping hard multiple times in a row like you would in autocross. Any feedback on the durability of the paint vs covers would be appreciated.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:38 AM   #20
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:10 PM   #21
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You are only allowed to install caliper covers if you have a toaster cover in your toaster on the kitchen counter
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:07 AM   #22
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I painted my brembos with white G2 caliper paint over a year ago and they are still bright white and clean up to a glossy finish.
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