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Old 02-01-2010, 10:25 AM
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Looks great. I'm always watching for decent prices on drilled rotors, and I have a set of Ceramic pads just waiting for the truck to need them. I'd like to paint the rotor black just so you can't see the rust, and paint the calipers white with some red decals. How much paint did you need to do all 4?
I paid $199 on sale from RotorPros. Free shipping, Free painting.

However before you contact them I will tell you that it took me over a month to get them and their E-Bay feedback is falling drastically. If you really want these I can get you the owners email and he knows that I know where he lives...

I have heard that R-1 Concepts are good but they do tend to rust in the slots and drill holes real quick. If you buy those just paint inside first and you shouldn't have any issues.

I have used RotorWorks in Garden Grove, CA. once for my Pathfinder and they also worked nice and worked well.

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Nice work Those turned out very good. I like the touch of painting the face of the rotor where the studs are-haven't seen that done before--the decals on the side mirrors as well-unique

BTW--what is wheel wax and where do you get it?
I ordered the rotors painted and I do like the look. I bought the Wheel Wax also from G2 when I bought the caliper paint. The decals I ordered from Motor City Vinyl.
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nice!!! that could be a nice next project for spring for me!!!
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Really nice I'm doing the same project when it gets warm around here.
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How did you get your calipers so clean? I've been using a wire brush and sand paper, about an hour or more on each and it looks nothing like that?
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How did you get your calipers so clean? I've been using a wire brush and sand paper, about an hour or more on each and it looks nothing like that?
Brake cleaner & both 2" & 4" round wire brush chucked up in my power drill. I spent about 30 min. per caliper.
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They look very nice,I like the red with the white.And the G2 Caliper paint.has better colors than any other caliper paint.

I like red but on mine it would be too much .was going to go blue but all the other blue caliper paint looks like ford blue...

But G2 Caliper paint.has a nice blue.

I would say that the G2 Caliper paint, ''Pink'' would look nice on white too ,and it does, but we wont go there,,lol..

looks every nice,
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Brake cleaner & both 2" & 4" round wire brush chucked up in my power drill. I spent about 30 min. per caliper.
Thanks....kinda figured that out after I sat on the right rear for an hour and looked just a little bit better.

Got all four done now waiting for rims to get back from powder coating.

Did you paint them while they were on the rotor? If so, I take it you didn't paint the back where you can't see.
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I did paint as far back as I could get. I looked to see how much of them was showing and then I went past that point.
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I did paint as far back as I could get. I looked to see how much of them was showing and then I went past that point.
sweet, thanks for your help.
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Brake cleaner & both 2" & 4" round wire brush chucked up in my power drill. I spent about 30 min. per caliper.
30 minutes? I probably spent 90 or so minutes on each one (maybe more...I was starting to lose it from the fumes).

I literally wore out 6 wire brushes, used 5 cans of brake cleaner, and was using various power sanding devices (that I probably shouldn't) to smooth out the casting.

And I had everything off the car, too (replacing lines and rotors), so it was both easier, AND harder, because since they were off, I prepped them for complete painting - all the way around. Only a very small part of the calipers and brackets escaped painting (for practical purposes - handling them and any binding issues I thought might pop up).

Anal, I know, but as long as I'm doing something...
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