After another member of the site said they were about to paint their calipers with G2 matching caliper paint. Then I knew that this was the product for my Mustang. I was not excited about painting them bright red like many car owners. I am going with a subdued theme of black. However I did not want to go with a black color as that would just disappear with a black wheel.
Well G2 said they are no longer making Kona Blue so we decided Sonic Blue was close enough. Maybe a bit lighter so that it would show through well. The paint went on nice and smooth. It did take two coats and I put a third on the high visibility areas.
I did not remove the calipers because I did not want to bleed the brakes. I also did not paint the back side of the calipers and in the end I had plenty of paint left over if I had chosen to do so. One note I would tell you to learn from my experience would be to stir your paint after a short while. My last caliper started to get a couple of bubbles in it. I chalk it up to the paint not being stirred, but it may have been other conditions.
It has a great show quality finish. Much better than the can of high temp caliper paint you pick up at the autoparts store. I am very happy with the G2 paint system. Note while I had the wheel off I upgraded the brake rotors to the new EBC sport rotors.
|The G2 Kit comes all nicely packaged in a single box. These kits sell for $99|
|Inside the box you get a can of brake cleaner, the paint, reactor, brush, stir stick, and sticker. There was plenty here for the four stock Mustang calipers.|
The Instructions are clear that once you add the reactor that you have 4-6 hours before it hardens. Its recommended to take off all 4 wheels before you start.
You will need two coats and three maybe in some places. This job took me around 3 hours. So if you do not have 4 jack stands then you might want to invest in some.
|Clean your calipers well using the supplied brake cleaner. Its special formula will not inhibit the paint drying.|
|For any stubborn spots you can use a wire brush to clean them.|
|Do all 4 and then by the time you get to the last caliper the first one will be dry.|
Then when you are ready; mix the paint and start.
|Here is the rear caliper finished. Once you reach the fourth caliper the first one will be dry enough to start your second coat.|
|Here is the front caliper finished.|
|Here is the front with the wheel back on. The black coating gone now.|
|Here is a close up shot.|
|Close up of the rear caliper.|
|Here you can see the color of the car.|