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Those of you that have done this already. What was your procedure for completeing this task? Did you do all four tires at once? Did you do one side first then the other or work front to back? I purchased the G2 paint kit. I only have the jack that came with the car and a 3.5 ton floor jack so I'm pretty sure I can only do two at a time at most. They told me that I can split the process up by dividing the reactor and paint. Any suggestions, hints, tips would be GREATLY appreciated.
 

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I did one at a time, carefully putting the wheel back on the caliper while paint was still wet. Total time about an hour and a half with moving the jack, and taking off/putting on wheels. Just be careful and make sure nothing falls on the wet paint. Another thing - the paint I used dried pretty fast, so it was not an issue.
 

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what kind of paint do you use to do this? and where can I get it?
 

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Yeah...I realized how horrible the stock color of the calipers is when I got the wheels done when I got my car washed. I gotta do something about those after finals...
 

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Originally posted by Pharoh@Apr 19 2005, 07:36 PM
Yeah...I realized how horrible the stock color of the calipers is when I got the wheels done when I got my car washed. I gotta do something about those after finals...
The calipers don't bug me nearly as much as the constanly rust-covered rotors....
 

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Which part of the rotor is rusty? The contact part of the rotor or the inner part that is not touched by the pads?
 

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I would say that the part not touched is rusty cause the brake pads are constantly touching the rotors.
 

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I did one at a time just like the other guy and had no problems. so it really doesnt matter how many u do at a time. as long as ur carefull.
 

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Originally posted by Zygote55+Apr 20 2005, 12:47 PM-->QUOTE (Zygote55 @ Apr 20 2005, 12:47 PM)
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Hit the breaks a few times and your rotors will look good as new.
Mine don't. The only thing that takes the rust off is wheel cleaner. [/b]
my rotors got all rusty after I sprayed off the wheel cleaner... but like the previous post said, drive it around the block and the breaks will wipe off the rust... my calipers look horrible though... they are all water stained and turning white or something.. I really need to paint them.
 

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Originally posted by Wolo@Apr 19 2005, 07:10 AM
There are a number of threads on caliper painting.

Give the Search function a spin.
I tried the search function and landed back at this thread. Anyone know where a good write up is... I dont want to wing it and mess something up. Let me know. Unless someone else wants to explain this in detail. Thanks... And do you need a special kind of paint?
 

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