That looks really nice. I plan on painting mine blue to as soon as the weather gets nice.
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?alredline04 said: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.
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.geokots said: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.
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!navymitch12 said: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.
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!xtremesc2 said:and nothing falls off or anything like that when u take em off that u gotta place back together?