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It's an easy to use product. Can't complain with the price either - $16.88 at AutoZone. Very few tools required, needing only some jack stands to hold up the car while the wheels are off. I used the jack that's provided by Scion, conveniently stashed under the cargo mat and cover.

I was very frustrated with the brush that came in the kit. The bristles are stiff, they bent a lot, and they often came out and got on the caliper. I recommend using a different one.
And because today was quite warm, I had to stir the can quite a few times while painting to prevent a film from forming.

Total time : 4 hours solo. Would've gone much faster with a floor jack, 4 jack stands, and a second set of hands.

Directions include pictures and are pretty straight forward.

The wheel looked like this at the start.

Removed the wheel to expose my canvas. Sprayed brake cleaner generously and scrubbed with toothbrush. Sprayed again and wiped dry with rag.

I taped off the caliper so as not to get paint where it doesn't belong. I used a bag over the wheel as extra precaution. Then I got busy.

A light coat for tack and then another coat. Wait 10 mins or so and then another coat. I think I was happy after 3 coats.


Because I had only two jack stands, I did the job in two phases.


All finished...


It's an easy mod that's not technical and not at all difficult to do.
After seeing me do this my daughter bought a kit for her tC. She thinks she's going to "Tom Sawyer" me into painting her calipers tomorrow :lol:
 

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I did the same on mine but with a different brand. It was a bit more expensive but worth it. Only had flaking off issue in one spot but it was after I applied a decal and removed it to relocate. Most likely a spot I didn't clean well. I will be definatly doing a recoat this next summer. Just to be on the safe side. Looks good.
 

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good work! gotta add this to the to do list!
 

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Looks good. I can't wait until it warms up here. Probably April. Right now it's 23 degrees out and not much warmer in the garage.
 

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I used the same paint kit about a month ago. The paint is holding up well. A great mod for $16.99! I kind of wish I did black for a more subtle classy look, but the red looks good too. It's just so... red!

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XBinRochester said:
I did mine this weekend on my RS6 and the red looks great on it!
The only thing I would suggest to anyone buying this kit, is to buy a different paint brush then what comes in the kit. The brush is very stiff and brush stokes are hard to eliminate. I used it for the first caliper I painted, then went to Harbor Freight and bought the "36 Piece 1/2" Horsehair Bristle Acid Shop Brushes". Not only did they do a better job, but after each coat, I just threw the brush away instead of having to clean it! The remaining three calipers turned out much better than the first one.
 

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I definately gotta do this now that I have 20's on my xB2! They show off the caliper like crazy!
 

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try this one also for more variety!!!

http://g2usa.com/

Little bit pricier but more colors available!!
 

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and if you are really into your xb color, they will even color match a caliper and engine paint just for you. 100$ thou but still bad ***......
 
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