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  1. oldstv

    oldstv Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    My plan is to buy a new set and paint them before putting them on the car. Can someone please tell me the process that you used for doing this?? Thanks!
     
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    97snakebite Well-Known Member Established Member

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    My process
    Primer sealer. Not too heavy. 2 light coats
    Primer. 3 coats
    VHT caliper spray. 3 coats
    VHT Satin clear. 3 coats
    Baked at 200 for 1 hour
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    oldstv Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Thanks for responding, how have they held up?
     
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    76mmturbo Member Established Member

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    Nice


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    97snakebite Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Can tell you haven't put them on the car yet but I did have my previous ones painted red they lasted pretty well. They kept their gloss and all. Only a few small chips. I thought good enough of it to do it again.
     
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    DaBigBone Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I used a G2 caliper kit and panted mine on the car. 2 Years later they're still looking great
     
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    oldstv Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    ^^I might check into that first.
     
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    califsp Member Established Member

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    I used G2 3 years ago. Still look perfect. Left the calipers on the car and cleaned the hell out of them with break cleaner and a new wore brush.
     
  9. Zinc03Cobra

    Zinc03Cobra Super Trooper Established Member

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    This. It's all in the prep work.

    Photo below of mine.

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    DaBigBone Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Looks great! Did mine in yellow as well
     
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    11Sec_Lx Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Another vote for the G2 kit. This is my forth year on a weekend cruiser and they still look flawless. Money well spent.

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    That looks awesome. Was it a custom yellow from G2 that you used or just the regular one they sell?
     
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    oldstv Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Those look great. How did you get the letters on there?
     
  14. Zinc03Cobra

    Zinc03Cobra Super Trooper Established Member

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    Hey. It was the standard yellow from the G2 kit. I also used a hi-temp clearcoat on them (not required) and gave them 3 coats each.

    The letters are from eBay and are simple Brembo stickers. Nothing fancy. Once applied, I cleared over them a few times and they've never shown any signs of wear or peeling since.
     
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    oldstv Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Ok, that sounds like a great idea. Thanks for the help!
     
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    bceeezy Member Established Member

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    Yeah, I would probably clear them over the decals too. Were you able to cover the front brembos and rear brakes with one can?
     

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