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Hey everyone!

I introduced myself the other day, so I wanted to post some pics of my G6 for all to see. I have not done anything to it yet, but I am thinking of painting the calipers (not sure what color yet) and I want to get lower grills. Anyway, here it is!





 

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nice 6 bud!
 

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Mike those glasses have some tint on them you giving him a clue? TINT!!!! would be bada$$
 

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Lets see.....If that gorgeous car was mine where would I start? Yes....tint.
Then recessed grills up top. I'd leave the lowers as performance wise for airflow they are awesome. Maybe some new wheels....calipers have to be red with that color...imho
 

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Thanks guys! I have a question that is going to seem stupid, but I will ask anyway. Acting on advice from members and others, I am going to have the calipers painted red. Is that tough to do on my own without and prior painting experience (besides walls)? If so, is it very expensive to get it done by a pro?

As far as tint goes, I live in New Jersey, and there is no tint whatsoever is allowed on the front windows or the windshield, so that is a bunch of crap, stupid NJ, but I noticed that the windows are fron windows are already slightly tinted, but I think that was done by Pontiac. I think it may fail inspection for that, is there anyone out there who has had any experience with tinted windows in NJ?
 

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its not hard just time consuming and as far as having a pro do it you thats just money out of your pocket its up to you but no not tough at all. To tell you the truth there is prob a how to if you google and prob a youtube video on it also.
 

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No its not hard. Pull the wheel off and clean them. Then mask the parts you dont want
painted with some blue painters tape. Then go to town. Dont paint the pads or get any on the rotor.

You know......yellow may not be bad with that color either....

 

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What are the calipers on these cars made of? If they are cast aluminum like my Camaro and many other cars, then you could polish them. It's a heckuva lot more work with the grinding, sanding, and polishing involved...but very rewarding in the end and would look pretty snazzy with your rims and paint color. You could even apply Pontiac lettering or decals before shooting them with a clearcoat.

Also, POR15 makes a caliper kit if you just want to paint them.

http://www.por15.com/CALIPER-PAINTING-KIT/productinfo/CKB/
 

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What are the calipers on these cars made of? If they are cast aluminum like my Camaro and many other cars, then you could polish them. It's a heckuva lot more work with the grinding, sanding, and polishing involved...but very rewarding in the end and would look pretty snazzy with your rims and paint color. You could even apply Pontiac lettering or decals before shooting them with a clearcoat.

Also, POR15 makes a caliper kit if you just want to paint them.

http://www.por15.com/CALIPER-PAINTING-KIT/productinfo/CKB/
If you polish them you will need to post a pic, its the law!:D
 

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Step1Select the color of spray paint for your brake calipers. Remember that some types of spray paint are more suited for metal application than others. If you are confused, consult an employee at your hardware store about the effectiveness of the paints and how much paint you will need.
Step2Loosen the lug nuts holding the tire to the wheel one or two turns. You will need to remove the tire in order to access the brake calipers.
Step3Raise the vehicle off the ground. Since you will only be painting one brake caliper at a time, a car jack may be used, but it is not recommended. If you do use a car jack, make sure you know how secure it is and exercise caution when placing a hand under the car.
Step4Unscrew the lug nuts the rest of the way, then remove the tire from the axle. Make sure that the lug nuts are located in a safe area to prevent loss.
Step5Prepare the brake caliper for painting by scouring it with the wire brush and then by rubbing it with a rag and cleaning solution. How clean the brake caliper is will determine the effectiveness of the paint job.
Step6Locate the bolts holding the brake caliper to its support. Loosen and remove the bolts using the ratchet.
Step7Remove the brake caliper from its support and then clean it again, checking for any areas you may have missed the first time.
Step8Avoid stressing the brake line at all costs. Setting the brake caliper on the rotor is the easiest solution. However, it can prove to be problematic when finally painting the brake caliper. A better solution is to use a coat hanger to suspend the caliper in the wheel well.
Step9Apply newspaper and masking tape to the area surrounding the brake caliper. While there is no one right method as to how to mask the area, make sure that the adhesive on the masking tape will not affect any areas to which it is stuck.
Step10Paint the brake caliper using the spray paint in the color of your choice. Allow time for the paint to dry and then spray on a second coat. A third coat of paint is not necessary, but it is recommended.
Step11Reattach the brake caliper to the support after the paint has dried. Then replace the wheel on the vehicle and lower the vehicle to the ground.


Visual always helps to here ya go

http://videos.streetfire.net/video/HOW-TO-Paint-Brake_153230.htm

or this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3mhq_BrnU0


This should be all that you need to do it yourself!!!
 

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anytime bud here to help i always need kinda of a visual when i do something or some really detailed info so however you take it i did both ways
 
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