G2 brake caliper paint

[7/6/2005] Reviewed by: Mike Pullin - mpullin@nmt.edu

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

This a brake caliper painting system. The kit comes in a variety of colors. I chose silver.

I purchased this kit from Moss Motors for about $35. The kit includes a can of aerosol brake cleaner, a can of paint, a vial of paint activator, a small paintbrush, and a stirrer. To activate the paint, you mix the activator into the paint and then wait 5 minutes. Once its activated, you must use it within 4-6 hours. The paint dries completely within 2 hours, but you are advised to wait 24 hours before driving the car. The instructions say to use it only when its cooler then 70 degrees F, or it could harden too quickly. However, I live in New Mexico and so I used when it was about 100 degrees F and it worked just fine. I did this along with a brake job where I replaced the pads, rotors, and installed a set of Russell SS brake lines. Since I disconnected the lines, I was able to completely remove the calipers from the car. This made the painting fairly easy. It would be PITA to do while the calipers, pads, and rotors were still bolted onto the car. I suggest doing this as part of a brake job instead. It took two coats to cover the calipers completely, with about 30 mins between each coat. I had enough left over to do one or two more coats.

Overall, I am very happy with the results. I now have bright silver calipers which show up better behind the wheels, but are not too loud or garish. The paint gives a durable high gloss finish. After several days of driving, the color is unchanged. Caution - Both the brake cleaner and the paint are flammable, do not use around open flame, such as a hot water heater!

Difficult to remove without leaving damage

G2 Manufacturing - Brake Caliper Paint

[6/27/2003] Reviewed by: Nathan Allbritton - miata_fan@yahoo.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

High temperature paints for painting your brake calipers.

A friend of mine that used G2 Manufacturing interior vinyl dye referred me to them. He said G2 has a great customer service and an ever better product. I like the way my interior looks so I wasn't interested in that, but he also said they have brake caliper paint. I purchased a kit of their brake caliper paint, read the directions that were very easy to follow and started painting my calipers. I chose their red brake caliper paint, which is the same color as Porsche and Brembo brakes and they just look awesome. I've had the paint on my calipers for about a year now with no problems. The salt and other chemicals on the winter roads didn't harm the paint at all, I've even tracked my car a few times this summer bringing the brakes up to max operating temperature and had no problems whatsoever.

I would recommend doing business with G2 to anyone. Their company and product is defiantly A+!!

Over 30 minutes to remove completely

G2 Brake Caliper Paint System

[7/16/2002] Reviewed by: Nathan Noble - mazdaphile@hotmail.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Your choice of paint color with a small brush, liquid paint reactor, stirring stick, spray can of brake cleaner and instructions. Available through Moss or Seriousauto.com

I wanted a way to make my brake calipers look better without looking garish so I chose the silver paint system. You must first remove the wheels and completely clean the calipers. When you are ready to start painting you must first mix in the liquid paint reactor, stir, wait five minutes and then stir again before applying. I recommened buying a small paint brush from a hobby shop to help with tight spaces the supplied brush is a bit too large. the instructions state the paint must be used within 4-6 hours after mixing in the reactor, so make sure you have the time to do all four corners of the car. The instructions also state that you must wait 24 hours before driving the car to allow the paint enough time to cure, but I only waited 18 hours and have noticed no problems at all.

I am very pleased with this product. It is NOT just some cheap paint and brake cleaner, this is the real deal. Once you allow the proper ammount of curing time the paint dries to a very glossy and durable finish. The paint has been on my calipers for about 2 months now and from the look and feel of the finished results I fully expect this product to last the life of the car. I highly recommened this product.

Not an installed item

[7/3/2002] Reviewed by: Marc Teitelbaum - no3minus@hotmail.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

This is an all-inclusive painting kit from Finishline Performance. Kit comes with brake part cleaner, paint and reactor, brush, etc.

I also purchased a cheap pair of jack stands which I highly reccommend. This way you can do 2 wheels at a time. The only problem I encountered was that the paint began to cure in the can towards the end of my project. I applied 2 coats to each caliper, but you may want to use 3 to get better coverage. Have some paint thinner available, as the brush will gum up on you between coats. All in all, I am pleased with the racy look of my 2001 Red LS.

Do a good job with the masking tape-I got a bit of paint on the clips and the fronts of the pads, which will be gone when I have to replace the pads.

Difficult to remove without leaving damage

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