I will be interesting in seeing how this works out for you. It is one of the things I was considering doing. I was wondering just how much work, difficulty and what it would look like.Going to paint my calipers red and the brackets and rotors black. Ill post up finished pics tomorrow.
This is the 7th vehicle Ive done and its all in the prep with getting the G2 to last. The sooner you do after you buy the car, the better and less prep it requires. The easiest way to prep is to buy a couple of wire wheels for your drill and a small wire brush. The kit comes with a brake cleaner to remove the remaining grim and dust.I will be interesting in seeing how this works out for you. It is one of the things I was considering doing. I was wondering just how much work, difficulty and what it would look like.
Yes it was with a brush, but I only use the supplied G2 brush in tight areas. For large areas I use a decent 1/2 paint brush. It was 2 coats and the best part about G2 is that its self leveling so it helps hide brush strokes.Looks really good!
This was done with a brush, correct? One or two coats?
If it was, I can't tell, coating must lay down nicely.
I had plenty leftover, Id say enough for at least one more coat. Ive used the G2 paint numerous times and Ive never come close to running out.I just flipped 400 miles on my car so now would be the time to do it.
I read a few reviews with people complaining they barely had enough paint for 2 coats, did you experience the same?
So I need to find an 11 and 7 mm hex socket. I think I have a Craftsman set that
goes past 7 but probably not to 11.
The rears are 22ft lbs and the best I could find on the ole interweb for the 11mm caliper bolt was 40ft lbs, so I torqued mine to 40.I'll probably go to Sears, (what one's are left, LOL,) and try to buy just the 11 mm socket.
They used to have the cabinet full of loose sockets to replace missing ones.
Does anybody have the torque specs on the caliper mounting bolts?
Manual lists 150 ft/lbs for the lug nuts.