I'm considering painting my brake calipers blue, but only if I can match them to the blue in the emblems. Thanks for any info or advice!!
Here you go. They are just nice, solid, and clean with no bling.Loochy--do you have any pics to give me an idea?
They are decals. No, they are not polar white...they are true bright white. See this thread for more info.That is very sporty and classy at the same time.....What I am looking for. How did you paint the saab lettering and did you use polar white?
:lol: No worries, black it is and definitely with G2.....Duplicolor is too light in color and does not seem to hold the shine.? Already ordered the decals in white.....Guess I will have to copy Loochy.G2 caliper paint. Don't paint them blue or red. PLEASE GOD DON'T PAINT THEM BLUE OR RED!
I am a bit of a perfectionist too, so I appreciate your advice. What didyou use to remove and reinstall the caliper springs?When you do paint them, use some super strong degreaser/cleaner to get off any grease or dirt and make sure to scrub the hell out of the calipers to get ALL dust and rust out of the little pits. I think the stuff included with the G2 kit is just some carburetor cleaner, for what it's worth.
Also, if you get G2, there is enough in the can to do a lot of coats...I think I put 6 coats on mine. The extra coats filled in the little pits and mold lines in the caliper metal and made them extra smooth and glossy looking.
Everything is much easier if you take the caliper completely off.
Be super careful when you are putting the caliper spring back on. It's super hard to do without scratching your fancy new paint. My dad decided to be helpful by putting on some of the springs for me before the paint completely hardened and I have nice gashes on 2 of the calipers. I haven't had time to go touch up the spots yet. They aren't really visible, but I'm a perfectionist.
Don't rush the job or it won't turn out like you want.