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Nice product, but doesn't seem much different than any other catalyzed urethane in that it is very thin. Took three coats to get good coverage. I think it's easier than masking and spraying though, unless you want to paint the clips, pads, etc. as well. It took about an hour and a half to do all 4.
 

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I was deciding between red, silver, gray, or black. I thought anything but red wouldn't be noticeable enough to justify the labor time and expense. I realize it's a bit loud for most tastes - kinda like my mufflers!:D
 
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I once used engine paint (ford red) and it worked fine. Trimmed some aluminum foil to keep paint off some of the parts and it dried very fast but most importantly, since it was high temp engine paint, it didn't act as a heat soak as some of the other paints do.
 

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Altimat said:
I was deciding between red, silver, gray, or black. I thought anything but red wouldn't be noticeable enough to justify the labor time and expense. I realize it's a bit loud for most tastes - kinda like my mufflers!:D

Altimat looks nice. I did mine this weekend also. I used G2USA (www.G2USA) stuff and it went on kinda thin at first. Once the first coat got tacky I put on a couple of coats very easily.



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Over Time....

Altimat said:
They cured all day at about 70 degrees and they were still a bit tacky when I left.
Altimat, yeah it looks good when their first done, but wait about
a year a you'll start to notice cracks. I used the same stuff (in yellow) on my SE-R and about a year later, viola cracks!
I'm at two years now and they look terrible!
My application process was the same as yours so I know it
wasn't me! Good luck!
 

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Re: Over Time....

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Altimat, yeah it looks good when their first done, but wait about
a year a you'll start to notice cracks. I used the same stuff (in yellow) on my SE-R and about a year later, viola cracks!
I'm at two years now and they look terrible!
My application process was the same as yours so I know it
wasn't me! Good luck!
No big deal I'll Just Paint em again in a year or so. Only takes 1-1/2 hours or so. How many coats did you put on?
 

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Coats...

First application? Three coats on each caliper.
But remember, that Folia Tech paint is only good
for one shot, meaning once you add the hardener to
the paint and it's exposed to air, you've got basically
one day to get it on the calipers or it will harden like
a rock inside the can!
Bottom line: If you wait a year to do touch ups, you'll
have to buy a new kit! Forget that!
I wound up just buying a can of yellow spray paint
and doing the touch ups.
Won't do it on the Alty though!
To "ricey" in 2002.
Back in 2000 it was "tha bomb."
In Dallas it's all to common, seeing it on riced
out civics. In fact I think you can buy the stuff in a can
now!
 

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Re: Coats...

SE-Rious said:
First application? Three coats on each caliper.
But remember, that Folia Tech paint is only good
for one shot, meaning once you add the hardener to
the paint and it's exposed to air, you've got basically
one day to get it on the calipers or it will harden like
a rock inside the can!
Bottom line: If you wait a year to do touch ups, you'll
have to buy a new kit! Forget that!
I wound up just buying a can of yellow spray paint
and doing the touch ups.
Won't do it on the Alty though!
To "ricey" in 2002.
Back in 2000 it was "tha bomb."
In Dallas it's all to common, seeing it on riced
out civics. In fact I think you can buy the stuff in a can
now!
I used stuff from G2USA.com. I waited for the first coat to get tacky and applied a second coat. I did about 2-1/2 to three coats total.
 

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Re: Engine paint.

OhTwoAltimaSE said:
I've used engine paint, cheaper, quicker, easy to change colors.

1.5 hours? Too long for me.

If I had access to a Lift than it wouldn't have taken as long. With a lift you could do it in 30-45 Min or so. If mine chips or cracks I'll use High temp engine paint like you said.
 
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