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Hello,

I paint my calipers yesterday and decided to post some pics.

I used VHT paint and I think it looks great, lets see how long it will last. I know there is better methods like powder coating but that's too much work for me.

I only have 7k on the car and didnt have much cleaning to do before putting on the primer. I went with the following order: Caliper cleaner, 3 coats of primer, 3 coats of paint, sticker, 3 coats of clear coat.

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Probably would have been a good idea to take the caliper off and remove the pads prior to painting.. it's gonna be a PITA when it's time to change your pads.

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Looks good, been thinking of doing mine either blue or lime green/yellow (like the 2015 concept) just haven't yet due to what RichD514 posted above
 

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Looks good & red really pops. Wish my STI calipers were red from the factory.. good job taking the time to prep with primer. Pads will come of easy when your ready to change & after 20K miles you'll be ready to touch up the calipers.
 

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Thank you guys, the stickers were only 2$ for 4 of them but you can't put them on the back because the calipers are too small. I really like them and the clear coat really shines in the sun.

Ya that's what I figured, I don't think it's going to be that difficult to remove pads because they are painted. Obviously I will have to sand everything and oil up the clips when I change the pads but I figured it would be more work for me now to take everything off and do the calipers alone. When it's time to change pads I will take everything off and toon it up if needed.
 

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Do you have a link for where you got the stickers? Or business name?
 

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Would be interested in seeing a progress update in say.. a month or so. See how its holding up
 

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Would be interested in seeing a progress update in say.. a month or so. See how its holding up
Agreed. It's been about two months at this point....Maybe we could get an update photo?

I'm thinking about doing this when I get my car (delivery estimated in November:() and I'd like to see how well it holds up.
 

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So far so good!! I think the clear coat really gives it a good layer of protection. I will take some photos on the weekend when I bring it out for a wash.
 

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Congrats Sammy2017.

I instead went with red G2 caliper paint (@Amazon for around $45). No primer needed, no clear needed, just brush it on, and it is self leveling. Did four coats working my way around the car wheel by wheel, then next coat, etc. I taped the around the calipers (didn't want the bleeding brakes hassle).

Over 12,000 miles since I did this 1 year ago, and they still look terrific (identical to the day they were applied).
 

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I like it, it's really bright red. G2 is known for their great product and I'm sure it will hold very well.
 

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