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Old 09-06-2008, 01:20 PM   #1
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Question G2 BRAKE Caliper PaintSystem

Hey so im probably gonna buy the G2 system, but idk if i need to buy 2. Im gonna be painting the hubs of the car as well... so all 4 calipers plus 4 hubs... something tells me im gonna need 2. Anyone know?
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I used Dupli color system. 1 kit with 4 cars or 16 calipers and still have paint leftover. Break cleaner last for 2 cars but you can buy one other brand for $2-3.
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+1 to the dupli color paint. I imagine the sizes are similar, so you shouldn't need 2 cans. 1 will be plenty of paint for the calipers and you should even have some left over for any touch ups down the road.
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Duplicolor here as well, and have loads left over. Also....up to you, but I painted my dust shields black!
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Aight so where would i be able to pick up this Duplicolor, in black?
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Get G2 if you want it to still look nice in 2-3 years without flaking.

One can is more than enough for all calipers. Should be enough for rotors but I can't say for sure. It will depend on how many coats you apply.

I like to sand down the calipers first then paint. It looks smoother that way.
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well i dont wanta be going back to the store to get paint or in this case ordering it... so i kinda need to know which kit to get... ya know... whats better G2 or duplicolor? whats bigger... all that, i was thinking 2-3 coats for calipers and 2 for hubs
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G2 and duplicolor are both great brands. you can't go wrong with either one and I don't think there is a "better"

they should be the same size, just get which ever one is available near you (G2 is not sold in stores in SoCal) and you'll be fine
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G2 is better. I've tried both.
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how is it "better"?
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G2 BRAKE Caliper PaintSystem
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My oldest car is a 2000 VW Bora, my daughter is driving, and the breaks still look great.
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Heh so big debate... idk which to pick
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just pick one, they're both great. I read mysql's post, G2 seems to have worked well for him.

I used Duplicolor and YEARS later, they still look awesome. I can take a pic for you if you like, they look brand new.

Honestly, just pick one...
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id like to see this pic jedi if ya dont mind :D
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do you want me to go take one now? car is in the garage with the wheels on.

OR

if you wait till tomorrow morning, I'll have the car up on jack stands with the wheels off
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whenever its convient... no rush my friend...
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I'll send you a pic tomorrow.

quick question: do they sell G2 in stores near you or are you ordering online?
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um, havent quite checked stores yet since i just got my car back today... i gotta take it in again for a new radio for free, but thats another story. Im pretty sure im gonna order from Tirerack, something tells me Autozone/Napa wont have G2... but ill check...
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though their stuff is good, they have too small a product line to really compete with duplicolor, krylon, etc, on the open market local retails.
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ahhh, meh well if its better, it wins lol :D
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here's some cell phone pics I just took... Duplicolor paint FTW.


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looks pretty good Jedi, hey bro so i went today to Autozone, picked up disc brake piston tool and other jazz but looked for the Caliper paint and there was none to be found... i did find that they had Royal Purple 5w-30 oil so i was happy but no RP ATF
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This is 2 year old Duplicolor. Shines like new and no flaking at all.

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Duplicolor... hmm... sounds real good... well both kits seem good... so w.e is cheaper...
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