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Rant: I Hate Duplicolor Caliper Paint Kit

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    Rant: I Hate Duplicolor Caliper Paint Kit

    boner and i tried to paint my calipers the other day and they look like total ass all thanks to the shotty, piece of shit Duplicolor paint kit. They give you a shitty little can of the thinnest paint-as soon as you apply it [even after sanding the caliper and cleaning the dirt off] the paint pulls apart and creats nasty, shitty voids, unsightly bumps and runs. FUCKING RETARDED! why they give you a paintbrush kit for this is just dumb. I highly suggest not using this kit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dipherentdesign
    boner and i tried to paint my calipers the other day and they look like total ass all thanks to the shotty, piece of shit Duplicolor paint kit. They give you a shitty little can of the thinnest paint-as soon as you apply it [even after sanding the caliper and cleaning the dirt off] the paint pulls apart and creats nasty, shitty voids, unsightly bumps and runs. FUCKING RETARDED! why they give you a paintbrush kit for this is just dumb. I highly suggest not using this kit.


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    Are you sure the caliper didn't have some unseen oil or other reside on it? Usually paint only makes voids if there's something on the surface to be painted that makes the paint not want to "wet" or adhere to the surface. Did you clean the caliper with alcohol or acetone before painting it? I see from the picture that the kit comes with a can of caliper cleaner - the only suggestion that I have is that the caliper surface may not have been completely clean..
    Last edited by Fastcar; 02-12-2006 at 07:33 AM.

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    i cleaned and i used primer too?!

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    was the primer included in the kit? Some paints arent compatable. I learned the hard way too.. Painted my side markers and cleared them after. The Clear was a high temp clear and the paint was not high temp. The mixture of the two caused the paint to craze and look like crap.

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    Ummm.....that paint kit does suck though. Use VHT paint. You can get it at autozone. Goes on thick. Only thing though, you need to heat the caliper so it sticks well. You don't have to but from what I learned it's the best thing to do. Use a hot hairdryer between coats and pre painting to get the surface warm. Dry under a set of halogens as well. I've done this too many times with different paints and it's annoying when you get voids. You don't need primer with VHT paint. Just thin coats and 1 hour for best reults between coats and 24 hour cure time after about 3 coats

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    I used a hand paint on kit, G2 leads I think it was called. Guranteed for life to never chip or come off. It hardened to the caliper.
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    i've used that kit before a few times and never had a problem with it... the paint is thin and i put 4 layers on each caliper... no spots, no runs, not even a bristle in the paint... go figure =)

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    I also used that kit and had no problems with it. I also put about four coats and a clear. And mine came out sweet as pie!! Not sure what went wrong . Try taking it back and getting a different one. Did you shake the can, lol?

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    Last edited by graphicsgod; 02-12-2006 at 09:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipherentdesign
    i cleaned and i used primer too?!
    Hmm, I didn't prime mine. What about you, EVL LS1? Maybe that was the problem.

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    bah...yes, i shook and stirred the can, double oh seven. I think it was my working environment. I couldn't take the kit back b/c it was open and used. But i bought a spray can of red engine paint. it reccomended a 70° working environment-and the garage i was in was easily 55-65 ish.

    I ended up buffing off all the duplicolor and primer with a drill, then cleaned it with paint thinner and brake cleaner. The red engine spraypaint went on way thicker [i didn't prime it this time] but still i got a few voids and runs. Fuck my ass...oh well. No one will notice when i flyby at 85. I hate when i expect the best and get shit. I have extrememly high standards and found myself "settling" in this situation b/c of a time constrant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipherentdesign
    bah...yes, i shook and stirred the can, double oh seven. I think it was my working environment. I couldn't take the kit back b/c it was open and used. But i bought a spray can of red engine paint. it reccomended a 70 working environment-and the garage i was in was easily 55-65 ish.

    I ended up buffing off all the duplicolor and primer with a drill, then cleaned it with paint thinner and brake cleaner. The red engine spraypaint went on way thicker [i didn't prime it this time] but still i got a few voids and runs. Fuck my ass...oh well. No one will notice when i flyby at 85. I hate when i expect the best and get shit. I have extrememly high standards and found myself "settling" in this situation b/c of a time constrant.
    hey diph, let this be a lessons, never work on the cars or start unless you have more then double or triple time to spare i try not to work on my car unless i have the night off. i want to make sure i have all the time i need. thanks jeremy

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fastcamarosss11
    hey diph, let this be a lessons, never work on the cars or start unless you have more then double or triple time to spare i try not to work on my car unless i have the night off. i want to make sure i have all the time i need. thanks jeremy
    guess it wasn't the kit afterall lol... with the duplicolor red kit the first layer dried and looked pink... but 2nd layer came out nice bright red.... 3rd, 4th, 5th... just got better and better with each layer. I had my kit laying in my toolbox for over a month until i had enough time to do it right.

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    i wanna garage...i hate this apartment bullshit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipherentdesign
    i wanna garage...i hate this apartment bullshit.
    Ha Ha!! I feel you. When I did mine, I was expecting this one chick that works in the office to come by and bitch at me. But if they wont bug me when taking my roof off, I guess I can get away with murder , lol!

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