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11-06-2012 12:01 PM
rambleon84 Yes prep work is paramount, paint likes a clean surface

I went with the duplicolor brush-on black myself, did a couple of light coats and then a little thicker third coat. I felt that the brush worked easier and i was able to do it with out taking off the calipers (although the included brush in the kit is terrible/cheap, find a better one.) It's been a couple of years and its holding up well. Plus the black hides brake dust pretty good too. One can is probably good for at least two cars, i did my rear drums as well and still have more than half a can.

I can get a picture up if you'd like to see what it looks like today.
11-04-2012 05:44 PM
bedoya_d94 Just make sure you buy a good can of wax and degreaser before you paint it.
11-04-2012 01:58 PM
sam fisher
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I bought DupliColor brush-on from Amazon. No over spray and the paint does not look brushed on after its dry. I couldn't be happier with the results. I removed the silver spring clip during painting. I only put on two coats because I was in a hurry. I have a ton of paint left over. I even let my friend use some to paint the calipers on his new Ford Raptor.
that looks great
11-04-2012 01:20 PM
Sniper Focus I used VHT caliper spray paint on my old car and it stayed on for 5 years, no chipping or peeling, just the color sun faded a little.

I tried it again on the SVT and after many months it's holding up fine. The key is in the prep, get the caliper clean and the paint will last.
11-04-2012 08:09 AM
peridigm I bought DupliColor brush-on from Amazon. No over spray and the paint does not look brushed on after its dry. I couldn't be happier with the results. I removed the silver spring clip during painting. I only put on two coats because I was in a hurry. I have a ton of paint left over. I even let my friend use some to paint the calipers on his new Ford Raptor.
11-04-2012 12:36 AM
bedoya_d94 I would use VHT caliper paint.. its very durable and once you paint it you let it dry for 30 minutes, and take your car on a drive for 30mins to heat up the brakes in which it will bake the paint and cure it.







11-04-2012 12:18 AM
iminhell I'd say most anything depends on the correct paint (it has to withstand high temps) and the surface prep (it can't be dirty or greasy).
Odds are the many of that not so stellar long term results are from poor surface prep. Remove the caliper, cover the piston and line and wash the caliper down with Acetone, twice. Let it dry and then apply your paint of choice. Even a cheap paint will hold better if the prep is right.

And black, you really can't screw that up. And I don't think it's worth a whole lot of thought on brand. All blacks are pretty much equal. If it does chip a little, brake dust will hide them.
11-04-2012 12:11 AM
Zillon I think the trick to the G2 is multiple coats.
11-03-2012 11:46 PM
Blue5ive Have heard the G2 kit is suppose to be excellent. I know people have also used a number of high temp paints from diff makers. Header, caliper, engine, metallics from duplicolor, rustoleum, vht and g2.
11-03-2012 11:41 PM
sam fisher i have the g2 kit waiting in my house for spring! from what iv seen it looks great

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