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Caliper Painting

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yeah, it would had been nice if it was a little brighter, but I'm still happy with it all the same. When the sun shines directly on them they pop out quite a bit, and the camera doesn't give them justice.

I think a gold undercoat would have made a difference too.

I think once I plastidip the white on the car black, they will pop even more.

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Try gilding next time. Gold sheet are cheap compared to paint.

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I'm still happy with it. The finish is superb, and that's what's most important to me.

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It looks great! Well done!

It is mildly surprising that a supplied paint code doesn't quite match the original paint, even after curing. Maybe send them a picture, who knows, they may even refund you.

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I emailed them to ask about it, but haven't received a response yet. Because it's a single stage process, I suppose it's near impossible to get it bang on. The actual paint process is probably a tri-coat.

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I actually went with the Camaro Synergy Green because it was almost identical to the Smart electric green only a little brighter. I was hoping to get a little extra pop. Taking that into consideration, it's a lot darker than it's suppose to be.

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I would imagine that to get the colour bang-on, it would need to be sprayed over a white primer.

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I would imagine an etching primer would also dramatically improve the paint's adhesion to metal.

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I don't foresee adhesion being an issue with this product. They give a lifetime warranty against peeling and flaking when applied to bare metal. I used a combination of wire wheels, grinding stones, and standing drums on my Dremmel to take it down to the bare metal and remove the texture on the show faces - I think this is more than they expect. Then it was further cleaned with a brake cleaning product they supplied in the kit.

Time will tell if it holds up to their claims.

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Ah. OK now I get it. I thought you used the smart paint code.

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I tried giving them the code, but it's not registered yet. So I went with the Camaro colour because I compared them and it was close enough.

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This is what the synergy green looks like:

2010SynergyGreenCamaro005.jpg

Compared to the Electric Green:

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Edited by marchanna

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So, I emailed G2 and asked them about the colour being darker than it should. They asked for some pics, then they decided to send me a new batch free of charge. The QC department determined the colour I got did not match the colour code I ordered.

Excellent customer service and very personal.

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So in conclusion, if you don't mind the price and want a top quality result for your callipers, G2 is the way to go. I haven't seen any calliper paint that even comes close to this quality.

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Give them five years of exposure and then we can compare and draw conclusions.

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