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Old 06-15-2012, 02:21 PM   #1
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Brake caliper paint

I did a search and couldn't find a topic for this yet.

Is anybody planning on painting their brake calipers? Or have already done so?

I wonder how a standard blue color caliper paint would look on a WRB BRZ.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:00 PM   #2
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I was thinking about painting mine black when I get my Asphalt FR-S
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I'm considering doing metallic purple to go along with purple lugs. But most likely I wont even bother
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Only color that would go with that Blue is Gold.
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If painting your calipers, I would use the G2 Paint system. That stuff really lasts. It's like a 2-part epoxy kind of paint. And they have quite a few different colors. They sell it at TireRack and I'm pretty sure you can get it on Amazon.com and ebay and other places too.

Is anyone interested in Decals for the calipers? like "FR-S" or "BRZ" or "GT-86" or something else? I can make them in 12 different colors and also a carbon fiber textured vinyl. Though, I don't recommend the CF vinyl for calipers. I already do caliper decals in "Spyder" or "MR2" and pricing would be the same at $10 for a set of 4 decals. If there is any interest, let me know what you would like them to say and I'll add them to my site:

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Old 06-16-2012, 08:21 AM   #7
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I would do Red for the calipers.. if i get either Silver or Black
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If painting your calipers, I would use the G2 Paint system. That stuff really lasts. It's like a 2-part epoxy kind of paint. And they have quite a few different colors. They sell it at TireRack and I'm pretty sure you can get it on Amazon.com and ebay and other places too.

Is anyone interested in Decals for the calipers? like "FR-S" or "BRZ" or "GT-86" or something else? I can make them in 12 different colors and also a carbon fiber textured vinyl. Though, I don't recommend the CF vinyl for calipers. I already do caliper decals in "Spyder" or "MR2" and pricing would be the same at $10 for a set of 4 decals. If there is any interest, let me know what you would like them to say and I'll add them to my site:

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Hi-temperature Vinyl?

Just Scion would be interesting?

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Old 06-18-2012, 12:41 AM   #9
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Definetly getting my calipers painted. Fiery red on my DGM GT86 will look gorgeous, I think.
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If you want to avoid G2, VHT brake caliper paint is just as good even though it's a spray. You'll want to clear and bake it, of course.
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Hi-temperature Vinyl?

Just Scion would be interesting?
Believe it or not, regular vinyl holds up just fine once you paint the calipers. the outer area doesn't really get all that hot. I've had mine in place for 5+ years. I'll start working up a few different designs (the 86 circle might be possible. as well as one with the pistons, but a lot of the detail can be lost on a solid color cut vinyl). I'll post in this thread with pics once I have a couple designs worked out.

Speaking about G2, it definitely is more expensive than any sprays out there. But it really is that good. And the finish really lasts. I would recommend trying to find it on Amazon.com if you can get free shipping and maybe a bit of a discount. You could also try eBay, but buyer beware as always with eBay. TireRack does carry all the colors, but you won't find much of a deal there.

I have heard some people liking the VHT paint, but I haven't seen their calipers in person to comment on its quality vs G2.
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Only color that would go with that Blue is Gold.
^ I agree with him. The only "feasible" color that would go well with a blue WRB BRZ are gold brake calipers.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:54 AM   #13
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Im going red on a GBS. Has anyone got estimate for powder coating?
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Believe it or not, regular vinyl holds up just fine once you paint the calipers. the outer area doesn't really get all that hot. I've had mine in place for 5+ years. I'll start working up a .
have you went to the track in any of those 5 years?

i've had air caps melt after a hard session, you're saying a piece of plastic attached to the caliper is not going to be damaged?
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have you went to the track in any of those 5 years?

i've had air caps melt after a hard session, you're saying a piece of plastic attached to the caliper is not going to be damaged?
Yes I have. They have not melted. They were also put on after the G2 paint was applied (Not sure how much that helped with heat). Remember, they're not on the rotor. They're on the outer part of the caliper.
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What color would match a whiteout FR-S? I was thinking gold, but I plan on getting gold wheels and I don't what so much gold haha
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:02 AM   #17
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I can see gold/bronze or red looking good with just about any color you can buy these cars in...
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I bought a kit of red for when I was getting a CBS, but now that I ended up with a WRB, I'm just not sure if it would look good. If anyone wants to photoshop a mockup that would be great.
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Thinking of doing mine in red, I still have the G2 paint I planned on using for my Si but never got around to it...
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Painting your calipers red = +10 HP
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I have a Whiteout FR-S and trying to paint mine red.
Does it void any warranty?
And does anyone know the tool required to remove the tire safety bolt or what ever?
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I have a Whiteout FR-S and trying to paint mine red.
Does it void any warranty?
And does anyone know the tool required to remove the tire safety bolt or what ever?
Lol @ warranty, no.
The wheel lock? Probably in your trunk or glovebox, not really many other storage spots in the car.

Make sure to anyone painting their callipers to make sure you paint your exposed brake pads too, and don't bother taping anything off. See this shit on probably 75% of painted calipers.


Best of luck to anyone that thinks this actually looks good.
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