Dupli Color or G2?

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by mr_mustang_2, May 2, 2007.

  1. mr_mustang_2

    mr_mustang_2 New Member

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    I'm planning on painting my calipers soon and I've heard mixed reviews about the Dupli-color kit so what do you guys think is a better kit that or the G2 kit that you can get off tirerack? And also I want to paint my valve covers so what's the best type of paint to use for that? (98gt)
     
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    Dalamar just did his covers i think theres a sticky on it. PM him ask him what paint he used.
     
  3. badass98svt

    badass98svt Well-Known Member

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    You don't need to buy some rip-off kit.
    Just buy some high-temp primer, paint and clear.
    As far as valve covers go, why not powdercoat them. it's cheap.
     
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    mr_mustang_2 New Member

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    What type of a place would do powder coating? That would look awesome, or getting them polished, I just wouldn't know where to take them for that kinda stuff
     
  5. badass98svt

    badass98svt Well-Known Member

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    Look up powder coating in the Phone book. There's places in their.
    Instead of polishing parts, just have them powder coated with "Almost Chrome".
     
  6. mr_mustang_2

    mr_mustang_2 New Member

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    Thanks for the tip!
     
  7. mr_mustang_2

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    hmmm...no powder coating in my phone book
     
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    Wow.
    Alright, then try calling a couple body shops. I'm sure they can refer you to some place.
     
  9. voidfinger

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    how would you powdercoat some plastic valve covers or polish them? maybe i'm missing something.

    O and instead of painting the calipers go on and do it right and get them powdercoated. or, where i got mine you can get powdercoated ones for like 10 dollars more. Still stock by the way.
     
  10. blown4point6

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    Here are mine. I just used Krylon Fusion paint. It's made for plastics and has held up food for a over a year now. They have some scratches from me banging them with wrenches but other than that they have held to the heat just fine. All I did wash them with soap and water (you can lightly scuff them if you want with some sandpaper if you want, I didn't do this), spray them with a couple coats of paint and clear coat if you want and you are done.

    As for the calipers, I have used regular spray can paint before and it did not hold up (I must be hard on brakes). You can get high temp brake paint at any auto store. I am going to be doing this soon. Probably this weekend.

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  11. 19mustang95

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    Look in Garage Section under the "My First Customer" thread, he does great powdercoating and does it at awesome prices