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Painting Calipers

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Painting Calipers

Postby goblin82 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:22 pm

Hello,

I'm going to get my calipers painted and wondering what paint is recommended and what else do I need? I haven't decided if I want yellow or red yet, my car is twilight blue with bbs alloys so any suggestions appreciated!

I'm going to get my mechanic to do it whilst he fits new pads/discs, he will have my car from 9 to 5.30 so will this be enough time to apply the required coats and for it to dry enough to drive it?

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Re: Painting Calipers

Postby flea » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:57 pm

Hammerite smooth. Plenty of time ;-)
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Re: Painting Calipers

Postby Yolo » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:02 pm

I got a wee kit off amazon which came with paint, brake cleaner and a brush. Just done the new carriers and have to get the calipers off now to get them sorted. :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Painting Calipers

Postby The Captain » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:51 pm

Two or three coats of Hammerite smooth, as Roy said, dries quick. No need to remove them to paint them, in fact its easier when they are on the car.
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Re: Painting Calipers

Postby goblin82 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:59 pm

Thanks Flea and Yolo!

Will have a look for the kit but if not is it the Hammerite smooth direct to rust paint? Is the aerosol best or tin? Do I need more than one tin/can?

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Re: Painting Calipers

Postby flea » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:40 pm

That's the stuff. I use the brush on stuff. Two coats. Make sure they are clean before applying
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Re: Painting Calipers

Postby goblin82 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:19 pm

Thanks everyone!

Sorry what size tin do I need to do the full job with a bit to spare as a top up (250/500/750 or 1l)?

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Re: Painting Calipers

Postby The Captain » Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:48 am

goblin82 wrote:Thanks everyone!

Sorry what size tin do I need to do the full job with a bit to spare as a top up (250/500/750 or 1l)?

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Its about ÂŁ8, that'll get your 2 or 3 coats plus loads for doing them again next year. If you an get smallish brushes that are cheap just use those and chuck them away after.
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Re: Painting Calipers

Postby Mazda Mender » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:22 am

I recommend that you try and remove as much rust as you can and clean them well with brake cleaner in a spray tin, as Nick say ,it is easier to do them still attached, Hammerite smooth will be fine just for normal pottering about, but any more than that i would highly recommend proper caliper paint as the hammerite smooth will burn with the heat.
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Re: Painting Calipers

Postby goblin82 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:55 pm

Thanks Captain & Wayne!

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