FAQs

The G2™ High Temperature Brake Caliper Paint System Set contains approximately 3 1/2 liquid oz. of paint and approximately 1/2 liquid oz. of reactor, yielding 4 liquid oz. total when mixed, which is more than enough paint for 4 standard brake calipers or two drums.

However the can it comes in is actually an 8 oz. can. Upon receiving a kit for the first time it may appear that your can was short filled because it is not full to the top. This is actually intentional, this way you can add the reactor directly to the can and mix the two thoroughly without having to worry about spills.

Yes. The prep work for applying the G2™ High Temperature Brake Caliper Paint System Set is basically the same for all applications, however if your calipers have already been painted once before you will need to hit the area to be painted with some fine to medium grit sandpaper or scotch brite in order to rough up the area and give it some extra tooth. Remember. Your aim here is not to remove the previous coating, it's just to rough it up a bit to be sure the new coating will properly adhere.

Once this is done you can apply the paint as normal by following the steps below.

Scrub the calipers or drum with a Scotch-Brite pad or scrub sponge and a bucket of water to clean as much brake dust, rust and dirt off as possible. Detergent isn't necessary as you're really just trying to remove the loose particles at this point. Allow the surface to air dry then apply the brake cleaner to break up the tougher brake dust and rust. Alternate spraying the caliper or drum and then brushing it with a wire brush. If necessary go back to the bucket of water and scrub pad to get whatever remaining brake dust you can. Allow the surface to air dry again then spray it one more time with the brake cleaner.

The surface should be ready for paint application at this point.

No. The G2™ High Temperature Brake Caliper Paint System Set is an epoxy based paint, and as such it has a 4-6 hr. working time once the reactor is added to the paint. Being that there is a 4-6 hr. working time with our brake caliper paint this question usually arises from those who don't own and or don't want to invest in a good set of jack stands. The logic being, if you jack one side of the car up and paint the calipers, you can store the remaining paint in an air tight container, and then come back tomorrow and repeat the process on the other side.

Storing the pre-mixed brake caliper paint and reactor in an air tight container does not retard the hardening process. If you attempt this, rest assured when you come back the next day to paint the other side you will have a very bright, very hard hockey puck.

It's much easier to simply invest in a good set of jack stands (Which will run you approximately $15.00 at any chain automotive parts store), and make sure all of your prep work ie. cleaning the calipers, applying masking tape, etc. is done before mixing the reactor in with the paint.

This question is generally asked immediately after the question above, and unfortunately the answer is yes and no... When you receive your brake caliper paint kit, the amounts are pre-measured. In other words if you pour the entire jar of reactor into the caliper paint can and stir (As is recommended) you have the optimal amounts of both parts to achieve the high-gloss self-leveling finish that you have come to expect from our G2™ High Temperature Brake Caliper Paint System Set. This is how our brake caliper paint was meant to be used.

However being that there is a 4-6 hr. working time with our brake caliper paint once the reactor is added to the paint, this question, like the one above usually arises from those who don't own and or don't want to invest in a good set of jack stands. The logic being, if you mix half of the reactor with half of the brake caliper paint you can jack one side of the car up and do the calipers, allow them to cure, and then repeat the process on the other side with the other half of the reactor and brake caliper paint. Sounds great in theory... However it doesn't work out that well in practice.

As stated earlier, when you receive your G2™ High Temperature Brake Caliper Paint System Set, the amounts are pre-measured. So in order to achieve the high-gloss self-leveling finish that you have come to expect from the G2™ High Temperature Brake Caliper Paint System Set you would need to split these amounts in half perfectly... This is harder than it sounds. It's definitely not something you can eyeball, it needs to be done by weight, and you'll need a jeweler's scale that's accurate. Otherwise the formula may be skewed and the finish will be adversely affected. So yes... You can mix our brake caliper paint in batches, however it is certainly not recommended. It's much easier to simply invest in a good set of jack stands (Which will run you approximately $15.00 at any chain automotive parts store), and make sure all of your prep work ie. cleaning the calipers, applying masking tape, etc. is done before mixing the reactor in with the paint.

No. Unfortunately we do not offer a touch up kit, as this simply isn't possible. Due to the nature of our paint and the fact that it is a two-part epoxy application there is no real way to offer a pre-mixed touch up application as it would harden long before it ever reached our customers. An un-mixed touch up application isn't realy feasible either as the volume of materials required in order to get a good formulation is such that it would be about the same as a standard kit... Meaning the cost would be about the same as a standard kit. In which case... Why not just buy a standard kit?

Alternatively, there is more than enough paint in our standard G2™ High Temperature Brake Caliper Paint System Set to paint four calipers with some left over. Why not convince a friend to paint their calipers the same color and use their left overs to touch up your own?

No. Our standard G2™ colors are not designed to match any existing colors, nor do we claim that they will. The only exception to that would be our Limited Edition Mustang Colors which are formulated using the Ford color codes, making them an exact match, and custom colors which will be formulated to match the sample provided exactly.

Since it is virtually impossible to describe a color (My idea of deep blue may not even be close to your idea of deep blue.), and not all monitors are created equally, please don't ask us if our red is a deep red, or our green is a dark green, or if our yellow is a bright yellow we can't really answer these questions. We offer free color swatches to any who request them, so If you're not sure, by all means request a color swatch and compare it yourself. You can request a free color swatch here. Just let us know which color you're interested in in the comments.

We can, and will custom match any color, however custom colors based on non-manufacturer colors are available in case counts only. Meaning if you wanted a brake caliper paint to match your car clubs custom color scheme, the minimum order would have to be at least 12 kits. Prices will vary based on raw materials required for your color, however most custom colors will run anywhere from $99.99 to $129.99 per kit. So... For example let's say you wanted to paint your brake calipers aquamarine to match the custom graphics on your ride.

You would need to let us know you are interested in a custom aquamarine color by emailing us at info@g2usa.com. You will then be advised on where to send the color sample. Once the sample is received we will have it analyzed and a formula for that color will be developed, as well as a price per kit based on the raw materials needed. Samples will be supplied to you for approval, and if all is well your custom order will go into production once payment is made.

Yes! If you have the color code for your vehicle we can, and will create a two part, high temperature version of that color suitable for your brake calipers or engine. However, the only way to accurately match a color is with the color code and we cannot supply color codes based on color name, make, model or year as we do not have this information, so you will have to supply this information when ordering.

Please do not e-mail us requesting a color match for your 2007 Stormy Blue Mica Mazda 3 Series, as we won't be able to help you. We color match according to the color code only, NOT color names.

Please keep in mind that we will match the color code exactly with a high temperature two part epoxy formula. This means that, although the base color will be exactly the same, the actual appearance may not match your vehicles finish exactly. This occurs because your car has a basecoat, clear coat finish. It is especially noticeable if you have a metallic or pearlescent color. It is virtually impossible to exactly match metallic and pearlescent colors for several reasons, the most obvious being metallics look very different when brushed on versus being sprayed on.

Custom G2 BRAKE Caliper Paint System™ based on color code can be purchased for $99.99 plus shipping and handling.

On most vehicles, locating the color code is easy. However, some manufacturers place the code in odd places and you may have to check several locations. You are looking for a plate, sticker, decal or stamping on the body somewhere. Below you will find some helpful starting points for finding the color code on different vehicles:

  • Acura/Honda -- Color id plate generally on the drivers door jamb.


  • Audi -- Hidden around the spare tire on a paper tag and can often be loose or folded over


  • BMW -- Usually underneath the hood by the strut towers.


  • Ford -- Always on the drivers door jamb, but often they will have the color code above where it says "Exterior Paint Code".


  • GM -- GM has a fairly confusing code system. Often there will be a BC CC before the color code. This stands for Basecoat/Clearcoat. The U in the paint code means the Upper Color and the L means the Lower Color. Don't get confused by the BC CC and the U and L, they are not actually a part of your color code.


  • Hyundai -- Usually on the drivers door jamb.


  • Infiniti -- Always on the drivers door jamb.


  • Jaguar -- Usually on the drivers door jamb, but in older models, it can be under the hood, trunk, etc.


  • Kia -- Usually on the drivers door jamb, but in older models, it can be under the hood, trunk, etc.


  • Land Rover -- Usually on the drivers door jamb or under the hood.


  • Lexus -- Has the color code on the drivers door jamb


  • Mazda -- On the drivers door jamb, but in older models, it can be under the hood, trunk, etc.


  • Mercedes -- Located by the radiator.


  • Mitsubishi -- Under the hood or the drivers door jamb.


  • Nissan -- Always on the drivers door jamb.


  • Porsche -- Usually around the spare tire, but it can also be on the drivers door jamb, under the hood, trunk, etc.


  • Subaru -- Usually underneath the hood by the strut towers.


  • Saab -- Usually on the drivers door jamb.


  • Toyota -- Has the color code on the drivers door jamb.


  • Volkswagen -- Hidden around the spare tire on a paper tag and can often be loose or folded over.


  • Volvo -- Usually underneath the hood towards either side.

No. When you receive your G2™ High Temperature Brake Caliper Paint System Set, all ingredients are pre-measured. In other words if you pour the entire jar of reactor into the caliper paint can and stir (As is recommended.) you have the optimal amounts of both parts to achieve the high-gloss self-leveling finish that you have come to expect from our G2™ High Temperature Brake Caliper Paint System Set.

If however you begin adding additional paint, whether it be another G2 color or not, as well as any other pigments you skew the formula which may have adverse effects on the finished product, especially the heat resistant and high gloss qualities, which are generally why you are using the G2™ High Temperature Brake Caliper Paint System Set in the first place.

For the sake of simplicity let's say the pre-measured amount of paint for the color you purchased is 4 oz. And the pre-measured amount of reactor is 3/4 oz. That would be the optimum mix. If you add 1/4 oz. Of white to lighten up that color you now have 4 1/4 oz. Of paint and 3/4 oz. Of reactor. The formula has been skewed.

It went from:
4 oz. of paint and 3/4 oz. of reactor

To:
4 1/4 oz. of paint and 3/4 oz. of reactor.

Yes. Although our G2™ High Temperature Paint System Sets were designed to be brushed on they can be sprayed on as well. However you cannot thin the paint to do so. Thinning our paint may have adverse effects on the finished product, especially the heat resistant and high gloss qualities, which again, are generally why you are using the G2™ High Temperature Brake Caliper Paint System Set in the first place.

You'll need to use either a portable aerosol sprayer with a wide enough nozzle, or if you are using an airbrush or paint gun you'll need to use a tip that's wide enough to accomodate the thickness of our paint. Generally a primer tip or anything wider than 2mm will do nicely.

No. The G2™ High Temperature Paint System Set is a high gloss epoxy. Therefore it cures to a high gloss finish without the need for a clear coat. In fact it is not recommended that a clear coat be used as most clear coats have a tendency to yellow and peel when exposed to high temperatures for an extended period of time.

No. The date on the back of your brake caliper paint kit is not an expiration date, it is actually the born on date. Your G2™ High Temperature Brake Caliper Paint System Set is good for 18 months from the born on date. In other words if your brake caliper paint kit is marked as JAN 08 on the back, that kit would be viable until JUN 09, and maybe longer. There is no expiration date on the paint itself, it doesn't ever really go bad. The expiration date refers to the reactor which may harden. If you have a brake caliper paint kit that has expired but the reactor is still in a liquid state it is actually still a usable kit.

Some of you may remember that the G2™ High Temperature Brake Caliper Paint System Set had a shelf life of 6 months. The shelf life has been extended from 6 months to 18 months based on an improved vaccum seal cap which is now being used on the reactor which has greatly increased the viability period of the reactor, thereby increasing the shelf life of the product.

Your G2™ High Temperature Paint System Set is good for approximately 18 months from the born on date located on the back of the box. Beyond 18 months the reactor begins to harden in the jar, once this happens the kit itself is no longer viable.

If the kit is less than 3 years old you can purchase a replacement reactor. For our G2™ High Temperature Brake Caliper Paint System Set you'll need a:

1/2 Oz. G2 Brake Caliper Paint System Replacement Reactor

For our G2™ High Temperature Engine Paint System Set you'll need a:

3/4 Oz. G2 Engine Paint System Replacement Reactor

If your kit is 3 years old or older it is reccommended that you replace the entire kit.

There is absolutely no difference in the formula. The only difference between kits is volume. The G2™ High Temperature Engine Paint System Set contains more paint and therefore more reactor than the G2™ High Temperature Brake Caliper Paint System Set. Other than that it is the exact same formula, same gloss, same self-leveling qualities and same heat resistance.
The G2™ High Temperature Engine Paint System Set contains approximately 5 1/4 liquid oz. of paint and approximately 3/4 liquid oz. of reactor, yielding 6 liquid oz. total when mixed, which will completely cover a standard 4 cylinder engine.

The G2™ High Temperature Brake Caliper Paint System Set contains approximately 3 1/2 liquid oz. of paint and approximately 1/2 liquid oz. of reactor, yielding 4 liquid oz. total when mixed, which will cover four (4) standard brake calipers or two (2) brake drums.

However if you have over-sized calipers on the front of your vehicle and/or if you are planning on painting your brackets, rotor caps etc. you'll probably need two kits.

No. The G2™ High Temperature Brake Caliper Paint System Set is an epoxy based application, therefore it does not require the use of a primer.

In fact, using a primer with our paint may have adverse effects on the finished product. Although the G2™ High Temperature Brake Caliper Paint System Set is heat resistant and won't chip or peel we cannot say the same for most primers. So if you apply the G2™ High Temperature Brake Caliper Paint System Set over a substrate that isn't heat resistant, or has a tendency to chip and peel this will have less than desirable effects on the top coat.

No. All orders must be shipped via ground methods due to the aerosol cleaner included. This pressurized can CANNOT ship via air freight. There will be absolutely no exceptions.

Yes. However this kit contains an aerosol cleaner which CANNOT be shipped to ANY destination other than a valid street address deliverable by Fedex Ground within the 48 States, we must therefore REMOVE this aerosol can for any APO, AK, HI, PR, GUAM, and all International shipments.

There will be no discount offered for the removal of the aerosol cleaner, and there will be absolutely no exceptions.

We here at G2™ pride ourselves on the quality and durability of our paint! That is why we offer a 100% Product Performance Guarantee! If our paint ever chips, cracks or peels we will replace it with no questions asked at no cost whatsoever to you!

In order to process a warranty kit we will need three things from you:

  1. A receipt/invoice for your purchase.
  2. Pictures of the chipping or peeling.
  3. The name and address you would like the warranty kit shipped to.

You can simply e-mail these items to info@g2usa.com with "Product Performance Guarantee" as the subject, FAX them to us at 1 (847) 327-1457 or if you'd rather mail these items in please send them on to:

G2 USA
876 Tower Road
Mundelein, IL 60060

For questions regarding our 100% product performance guarantee please contact us at info@g2usa.com or 1(847) 388-3901.

We hope you never need to take advantage of this guarantee, however if you do we hope that you will give us another chance to provide you with the quality high temperature you have come to expect from us, and that all your future encounters with our high temperature paint system sets bring you the quality results you deserve.

You may return all unused items, in the original packaging, in re-saleable condition (With the exception of custom match and color match materials) within 30 days of the original delivery.

All returns will be assessed a restocking fee of 20 percent, refunds will be issued less shipping and handling charges in the same manner as your original payment within 7 days of receiving the returned item. No returned merchandise will be accepted without a Return Material Authorization (RMA).

Ship authorized returns to the following address:
G2 USA
876 Tower Road

Mundelein, IL 60060

For questions regarding our return policy please contact us at info@g2usa.com or 1 (847) 388-3901.