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That paint is horrendous. It’s thick and goopy and leaves an incredibly amateur finish. I’ve had great results with rustoleum etch primer, paint and 2k clear. You can get a great finish with some time and nice masking
 

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It’s actually not bad at all…. Just follow directions 1hr to paint 3-4hrs in prep. I’m actually really surprised by it, almost looks powder coated. I guess I’ll see what tomorrow brings.
 

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This is what I achieved with basic paint from Home Depot. Brushing it on really doesn’t work for me. I know Taos calipers do have a rough cast finish and these don’t but spraying always has great results. I’ve attached 2 pics on factory cast and the other is higher end calipers. Both the same process . Cover with a 2k clear and your good. Excuse the chips on the last pic those springs are lethal. Dab of touch up and we were good.

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Please post some pics. I’m also interested in painting the calipers or having a professional do them for me. It there any warranty implications by doing this?
If you disassembled everything and did good masking there wouldn’t be any issue with warranty. I used to paint 4 sets a week at a shop and cars used to come directly from dealers for new customers. Never had 1 issue
 
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