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Old 04-23-2013, 06:14 PM   #1
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Default Painted my barrels, calipers & rotors

I did like a couple of others on the forum did with their wheels & painted my barrels, calipers & rotors last week.

I did not use the G2 system. I used what I found worked very well when I had my 82 coupe, POR15. It comes as a very complete kit & is easy to apply.
I bought a kit for red, a kit for black, & a 2nd 8 oz. can of black, which I just started dipping into when doing the 2nd coat.

I put 2 coats on everything & when it came to the caliper lettering, the chap stick "trick" did not work so I took a razor & ever so slightly slid the blade down the sides of the letters to cut the excess paint off & clean up the letters.

Here's the POR kit I used:
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Here's the rotors & calipers original:
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Then painted:
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The insides of the wheels:
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The wheels on the car before:
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And after:
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And a couple of shots on the car before & after:
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:17 PM   #2
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Looks great I have this on my to do list, just need to find the time.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:20 PM   #3
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:25 PM   #4
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How much was that kit and where can i find it??
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:38 PM   #5
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Very nicely done.....Congrats...!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:41 PM   #6
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very nice, time to lower that bad boy
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:41 PM   #7
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Awesome, a huge improvement!!

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Old 04-23-2013, 06:44 PM   #8
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That turned out great. I definitely need to do something with my wheels too. That gray is just bad.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:49 PM   #9
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Beautiful.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:50 PM   #10
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Fun fact: GM Cup wheels are painted inside in the barrels. First for a C6 wheel.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:52 PM   #11
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Very nice and looks professionally done.

I cant understand why people pay several hundred dollars to powder coat them when they look as good as yours for twenty bucks.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:53 PM   #12
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I just noticed it's Por15, thats high quality stuff, it get used on submarines tanks etc....

they also sell good paint to help you stop rust, the paint is made specifically for it and to strenghten it.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:57 PM   #13
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Always wanted to do that! Looks good!
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I started using POR15 back about 12+ years ago. You could only get through a local "distributor" which was a guy selling out of his garage!

Back then the ONLY problem with it, was it would fade in direct exposure to sunlight (UV). We only would use it to paint the chassis, where exposure to sunlight was minimal. If topcoated, no problem.

Have they cured that issue??
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:12 PM   #15
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that does look nice...
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...GM Cup wheels are painted inside in the barrels. First for a C6 wheel.
I thought lots of C6 wheels had painted barrels...chrome Gumbies, for example.
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Did mine a couple of weeks ago, on my Blk GS. I went with PPG black base (2coats) and 3 coats of clear. Sprayed with low pressure, high velocity gun. Rattle can VHT high temp on the rotor hats, kept calipers grey. Love the look, but now just hose the brake dust off the barrels
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Nicely done
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:18 AM   #20
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Great job!
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