Re: Painting break calipers vs buying caliper covers??
Autozone is the Duplicolor. Both are good but it generally comes in a spray can.
That can be a little harder to mask off and make look nice without removing them for paint.
The G2 is cheapest on eBay. It comes with degreaser, the hardener, the paint a mixer and a brush for the application.
Basically put your car up on all 4's and remove the wheels. Clean your calipers with soap and water. Allow then to air dry and then use the degreaser on them.
Mask them all off then mix your paint & hardener. Paint away & keep using it till your out of paint or done. I recommend at least two coats. As it dries it congeals and all brush strokes disappear. It then looks like a powdercoating. Let sit for a day then your done.
I took some pix when I did my wifes car not too long ago but it looks like a poster for a wheel lock company.
Dont let this be you!
You can actually use any cheap paint you want but with the high temps of the calipers it will be flaking off in no time. Some guys claim its just a few touch ups & worth the savings. At least get engine temp rated cause those calipers can get VERY hot.
I used a template for the pony and Dupicolor black Caliper paint for it (spray) on the Yellow G2. Turned out nice. I just didnt want to put a sticker on a caliper. Usually the same guys who make the vinyl stickers can make you a template to do this. This is actually what they "weed" out from the cutting machine when making the emblems. You can then stick that on...spray your paint then peel it off. Looks awesome and its in PAINT!
Anyways.....first step is to decide on a color. Its your car so get what you want. If you want black then black & red then go for it.