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I went and painted my brake calipers blue :D looks like Igota clean mywheels better too.





 

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That looks really nice. I plan on painting mine blue to as soon as the weather gets nice.
 

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The kit is made by a company called g2 manufacturing. Its two part system ( paint and hardener). I just put my car up on jack stands and did them all at once. Having all of the wheels of was also a good time to clean the wheels. I used this stuf that I never tried before. It is dupont tire and wheel cleaner with teflon. The teflon is supposed to prevent grim from sticking to the wheels. I will let you guys know my long term success with this product.
 

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The kit is made by a company called g2 manufacturing. Its two part system ( paint and hardener). I just put my car up on jack stands and did them all at once. Having all of the wheels of was also a good time to clean the wheels. I used this stuf that I never tried before. It is dupont tire and wheel cleaner with teflon. The teflon is supposed to prevent grim from sticking to the wheels. I will let you guys know my long term success with this product.
Does the blue do a good job matching the RL's "pacific blue" color? (mine is blue, too). Also, given the road abuse the calipers receive, what types of paints are recommended for this application?
 

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sweet look man i think i am gonna do mine in red next week or so, just wondering do u have a link of where i can get this paint, or a store. And has anyone else done this and used the duplcolor paint for brakes?
 

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How much would it be to get them powdercoated? From what I've seen it can look even better (don't get me wrong it does look good) and will be more durable.
I've never got anything powdercoated so I have no idea how much more that would be.
 

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it would prob not be that bad but you would have to take the brakes apart to the point where u would void the warranty on them so its just not practical
 

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I don't understand why that would void the warranty. people paint and coat parts all the time. Plus the only effect would be on the brakes and brakes aren't covered by warranty.
 

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your brake calipers are covered under warranty arent they. I had a brake caliper replaced under warranty when I had my dakota.

here is a link to the website where I bought mine
http://www.sportcompactonly.com/search.aspx?qs=g2

This is brake caliper specific paint (i believe it is an epoxy and dries rock solid) and the kit comes with everything you need.

I would say it is a close match for the saturn blue. Its the only blue caliper paint they offer.
 

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I don't understand why that would void the warranty. people paint and coat parts all the time. Plus the only effect would be on the brakes and brakes aren't covered by warranty.
The brake calipers and other hardware sure are. The calipers themselves are what gets powder coated. One tiny flake of powder coating in the wrong spot can, and will, blow your mind. I guarantee that if you get the calipers powder coated, that's the end of the warranty on anything that was touched by the techs. Even if you bring in your calipers, thats the end of the warranty on those. Now, they aren't all that expensive, I wouldn't worry about the warranty if I was looking to powdercoat them, if you are though, I wouldn't do it. I suppose they could say the same thing about the paint though, just depends on who you talk to at Saturn.
 

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im not saying its the actual powder coating that would void the warranty its the fact that you have to take the calipers apart to powdercoat them correctly and you would be breaking some seals and stuff that would void the warranty on them.
 

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well thanks for the clarification. I guess I'll look to paint. The blue will look great on my blue redline.
How long did it take you to do all 4?
 

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It took me about an hour. I took my dear old time. I also cleaned my wheels while they were off. You have to wait 15 min between coats and it takes 2 hrs to cure. I did 2 coats and put my wheels back on and parked the car in the driveway for a few hours. the paint is still a bit tacky in the pics
 

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im not saying its the actual powder coating that would void the warranty its the fact that you have to take the calipers apart to powdercoat them correctly and you would be breaking some seals and stuff that would void the warranty on them.
I think it would be the combination. Does taking your own calipers off kill the warranty? I'm really not sure about that. I don't think so. You can always deny it anyway, unless they happen to be a bright shiny blue color! :cool:
 

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that looks sweet, im gonna have to do that!

how hard is it to take off the calipers and put em back on, ive never dealt with brakes before in any sort......mind writing up a quick how-to for my ignorant ass real quick please?

thanks in advance!
 

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I didnt remove my calipers at all. They are easy to remove though just 2 15mm bolt holding them on.
 

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When I painted mine yellow, I removed the wheels and unhooked all 4 calipers from the rotors. I left them attached to the brake lines, so I did not get any air in the brake lines. I took the brake pads and clips off the rotors and put them to the side. Also, I removed the top parts of the calipers and hung them to make it easier to paint. I also taped as much of the brake line and everything that I did not want to get yellow. The paint that I used is sold at Autozone. It's a high-temp brake caliper paint that has held up well in the past 7 months. Just make sure y'all clean the hell out of the calipers before you paint them. Otherwise the paint won't stick
 

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and nothing falls off or anything like that when u take em off that u gotta place back together?
Get a book on it, I assume there is no book for the Redline specifically, but I would assume that you can find one for the regular Ions. Just for a reference, since you've never done them before. You don't want to remove the brake lines from the calipers. If you do, the procedure becomes more complex. Just make sure that you have someone or something to look to for help, the last thing that you want to do is put your brakes on wrong. That's the one thing that can and will kill you if done incorrectly. Remember, and engine mod failure can mean the death of your engine, the brakes failing can mean the death of you. Once you look at the brakes once or twice, you'll see that they're real easy to work on, just make sure you know what's up first!
 

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thanks for the advice, ill have to take a wheel off and check it out.


maybe ill just paint em while they're on there like this guy did....thanks for the help tho. ill let u guys know what i decide.
 
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