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Jack--ZS

Zetec S Mods

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What the easiest and cheapest way to get blue brake drums and callipers, gloss black centre console, and maybe blue electroluminescent or LED footwell lamps?

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If you feel competent enough you could do the spraying yourself. Or find someone local to do the painting for you.

As for foot well lighting I believe there's a few threads discussed on this, shouldn't take you long to find if you use the search bar.

Might be a simple case of plugging in bulbs if the wiring is present, never really looked into it though.

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Yeah I wouldn't be great at spraying! I'll have a look into the footwell lamps.

Cheers!

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Calipers & drums = a paint brush & tin of Hammerite!

Though I would advise against painting the drums anything other than black (calipers are fine)

Drums on a car are not normally a feature you want to draw attention to...

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Another vote against painting drums.

Looks cheap and tacky.

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Another vote against painting drums.

Looks cheap and tacky.

Where's your sense of adventure?

One man's fish is another man's fowl.

It's his car and he can paint it however he chooses.

Painted drums look far better than rusty brown ones.

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Where's your sense of adventure?

One man's fish is another man's fowl.

It's his car and he can paint it however he chooses.

Painted drums look far better than rusty brown ones.

Agreed just don't paint them a bright colour because the fiesta brakes are tiny

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Where's your sense of adventure?

One man's fish is another man's fowl.

It's his car and he can paint it however he chooses.

Painted drums look far better than rusty brown ones.

Yeah i'm wanting to hide the surface rust on them!

But I also like the idea of black just because of the fact that they are small.

Is there any pics of any with black brake drums?

Also any pics of black centre console wrap.

Cheers guys!

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Is there any pics of any with black brake drums?

Just looks like a new Fiesta with rust-free drums :P

I've done my calipers red & drums black.

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Yeah i'm wanting to hide the surface rust on them!

But I also like the idea of black just because of the fact that they are small.

Good wire brushing and a can of hammerite black then

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Mines both silver/grey now..... match the wheels.

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Calipers & drums = a paint brush & tin of Hammerite!

Though I would advise against painting the drums anything other than black (calipers are fine)

Drums on a car are not normally a feature you want to draw attention to...

i would advise not to paint calipars or drums full stop as paint on them causes them to over hear and cause brake fade. though if you want to paint them do it properly do not use hammerite as that really keeps the heat in, go to ur local auto spares or halfords or the like and buy a tim of the heat proof/heat treated transfer spray paint in blue as that will do a better job and stop the brake parts from over heating as bad. also id advise in not putting paint on the flat surface round the wheel studs as an un evan surface can make you get brake shudder.

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i would advise not to paint calipars or drums full stop as paint on them causes them to over hear and cause brake fade. though if you want to paint them do it properly do not use hammerite as that really keeps the heat in, go to ur local auto spares or halfords or the like and buy a tim of the heat proof/heat treated transfer spray paint in blue as that will do a better job and stop the brake parts from over heating as bad. also id advise in not putting paint on the flat surface round the wheel studs as an un evan surface can make you get brake shudder.

Im sorry but no. A thin layer of hammerite is not going to cause the braking system of a small car to overheat. lol

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So will halfords paint be fine?

And what we going for, blue callipers and black brake drums?

Also it doesn't affect the warranty does it?

cheers

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Blue calipers and black drums should be fine mate. also halfords caliper paint is what to use..... :)

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Halfords list single colour cans online but I'm pretty sure the stores do a pack with all you need for painting the brakes.

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Im sorry but no. A thin layer of hammerite is not going to cause the braking system of a small car to overheat. lol

have you put your hand on a set of fiesta front discs to see how hot they get even on a short journy, put it this way ive seen people burn to the bone, im a ford tech and have been for a long time and hammerite is the worst possible type of paint to put on brakes be it a small car or a big car, the additives in it to stop metal rusting through it causes brakes to over heat a lot more then if 2k was used and at that its not good to use 2k, why be stupid enough and arrogant enough to turn the blind eye and save a few pennys rather than just buy heat proff paint that allows heat transfer.. come on now guy you use your brakes to stop do you not belive yours is important enough to keep rite.

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Hi mate.

I've just painted my calipers over the weekend using the red caliper paint from Halfords. I used a wire brush to get any crap off along with a steam cleaner and pre paint wipes then painted on with a simple brush.

I got good results :)

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Does it affect any paint warrantys or anything though?

Looks nice by the way

Cheers

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Thanks.

No mate not as far as I know!

Halfords do blue, yellow and red caliper paint that I've seen :)

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I like blue. Black car.

I think reds mainly look better on white

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I like blue. Black car.

I think reds mainly look better on white

I originally had red.... looked good with the white mate.

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