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Brake calipers

Humanman

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Just painted mine white on my white 2021 model 3.
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Huskyfan

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curious how well the paint will hold up. Brake calipers can get pretty hot. Unless its high heat paint I’d be concerned it would change color (brown) or begin to peel or flake off. Nice DIY job though.
 

Humanman

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Dec 13, 2020
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San Rafael
curious how well the paint will hold up. Brake calipers can get pretty hot. Unless its high heat paint I’d be concerned it would change color (brown) or begin to peel or flake off. Nice DIY job though.
Thanks. Yes, time will tell, howey, with the regenerative braking, the calipers are rarely used.
 

EV-by-the-Sea

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curious how well the paint will hold up. Brake calipers can get pretty hot. Unless its high heat paint I’d be concerned it would change color (brown) or begin to peel or flake off. Nice DIY job though.
FWIW I've used the g2 kit on cars in the past where the brakes got much hotter than these do and were subjected to winter weather (salt) and they held up great. That two-part epoxy is very strong, provided the surface prep is decent.
 

TBrownTX

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FWIW I've used the g2 kit on cars in the past where the brakes got much hotter than these do and were subjected to winter weather (salt) and they held up great. That two-part epoxy is very strong, provided the surface prep is decent.
100% agree. Had G2 on a Mustang I owned for 10 years, never faded, chipped or cracked. Note: Ask tire shops to be careful when removing/installing wheels.

Tim
 
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TBrownTX

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What kind of surface prep are you guys recommending? Also how easy is this to remove if you decide to go back to factory setup?
A healthy dousing of brake cleaner is all that should be needed. Pretty sure there's no going back (epoxy is hard to remove). It can be touched up later, if needed though.

Tim
 

Bill Foster

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curious how well the paint will hold up. Brake calipers can get pretty hot. Unless its high heat paint I’d be concerned it would change color (brown) or begin to peel or flake off. Nice DIY job though.
G2 paint is great. Put it on my moms LS430 and it lasted easily 5+ years and looked perfect when we sold it
 

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