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I want to paint my calipers but PROFESSIONALLY if possible.. please need suggestions.

Old 06-07-12, 12:38 AM
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Originally Posted by STR View Post
Def a great DIY project. I'm always hesitant to do these things, but they turned out great. Used the G2 kit and as everyone says, prepping is the most important part!

Those look great, im gonna redo mine in black again but imma go with g2 and red lexus logos
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Old 04-24-13, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by YaKuZa_GS View Post
If the calipers you're considering the stock GS calipers just DIY and paint them silver or black. Painting the front GS calipers and bright colors that stand out can go terribly wrong as shown in the previous page. It only shows off just how ugly the stock front GS calipers look. Now if you're doing the Supra or LS caliper swap thats a different story. A 4 piston caliper is much more pleasing to the eye.

I ended up buying a used set of LS front calipers and a spare set of rear calipers (since my old ones were grinded down to clear some wheels). Since I was going to take them apart and have them rebuilt anyways I decided to go the powder coating route and I'm really happy I did. Since sandblasting is a part of the powder coating prep, the calipers came back cleaner than factory new. Here's some photos of the results



SoOoOoO Sexy!
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Old 04-24-13, 06:48 PM
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Just did mine a while back

DIY was super easy

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Old 04-25-13, 01:44 PM
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That's how I did mine.
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black calipers with white lexus decals ftw.
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Old 04-25-13, 02:57 PM
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wow, Yakuza, STR and 1sWt2GS really did a super job on these
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Originally Posted by Sevenevez View Post
wow, Yakuza, STR and 1sWt2GS really did a super job on these
I was actually going to repaint mine here soon... If i go BBK its going to be a bright color..


question.. Its been many years since i did mine and need to take off the old paint.. What grit would you guys recommend and should i do a few coats of clear after the G2 process?

prep work
Sand
Brake cleaner
G2
Clear

Mine lasted about 7 years so its time to redo them.. There's some nice chips in them lol...
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Vishuz - actually the dual tone red and black looks pretty good!


OP just save some more and powdercoat them, but dont do all the work on the stock calipers...
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