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Old 04-06-2017, 11:21 AM   #1
 
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Looking to find someone who paints calipers close by the Naperville area. This would preferably be a side job and not through a shop due to limited budget. I would attempt it myself but I don't have the space or tools.

Please let me know, thanks.
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Looking to find someone who paints calipers close by the Naperville area. This would preferably be a side job and not through a shop due to limited budget. I would attempt it myself but I don't have the space or tools.

Please let me know, thanks.
You mean like brake calipers?

I'd look into powder coating them before painting. Way more durable.
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Are they off the car or do you need removal, prep, reinstall and alot of brake bleeding done?
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You mean like brake calipers?

I'd look into powder coating them before painting. Way more durable.
I've had really good luck with G2 caliper paint. I painted the calipers on my girlfriend's car two years ago and they still look good. She doesn't wash her car ever, but the calipers still clean up nicely whenever I wash the car for her. No flaking or chipping. Much better than the duplicolor junk. The G2 paint is like a hard epoxy coating.

I'd offer to help, but I barely have any free time lately to work on my own cars.
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^^^^ Same boat. I've done many cars with G2 and have all of the tools, garage, etc.

Between working full time, doing some side work and trying to maintain and slowly upgrade the house, my little time left goes to the wife and basically drinking.

Good low-cost option is to rent a car jack, pair of jacks stands and a basic socket set from autozone and knock this out in the driveway if possible.
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You mean like brake calipers?

I'd look into powder coating them before painting. Way more durable.
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Somebody in the south or west burbs help this girl out . She's always asking for help .
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You mean like brake calipers?

I'd look into powder coating them before painting. Way more durable.
Just not always feasible.... I'm going to be trying the G2 paint on my calipers after the vendor of the forum quoted me six hundred bucks, plus I had to disassemble and reassemble the calipers.

Plus it was a two week lead time for the work.

The G2 setup can be done with the calipers on the car. I paid $100 for the paint and it's supposed to be custom matched to my car since I got them to paint code for it. I think their normal colors are only $50....
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I have used the color matched G2 paint twice. Was a very close match, and held up very well
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Ya, I was thinking G2 paint is a good option and just paint them on the car, maybe mask around it with foil paper. I don't have a garage so no space for me to get it done.

Thanks for all the suggestions.
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I'm waiting on some pics of the calipers
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Ya, I was thinking G2 paint is a good option and just paint them on the car, maybe mask around it with foil paper. I don't have a garage so no space for me to get it done.

Thanks for all the suggestions.
No need to mask anything, you brush it on. 3 light coats and done!
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I'm waiting on some pics of the calipers
K, here's a couple. I got the other side too but the way sun was shining down made the pics too dark.

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I have used the color matched G2 paint twice. Was a very close match, and held up very well
Good to hear, I'll be painting mine this week, but am lucky they're not on the car...
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I can keep deleting posts all day

Dont want to help? Move along.
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