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#16 Jack--ZS

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:43 PM

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?

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:28 PM

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

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:45 PM

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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Posted 18 February 2012 - 07:29 PM

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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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:05 PM

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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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:07 PM

Does it affect any paint warrantys or anything though?
Looks nice by the way

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:13 PM

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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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:41 PM

I like it.
Better than brown.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:58 PM

I like blue. Black car.
I think reds mainly look better on white

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:06 PM

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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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:19 PM

Yeah but I think blue would go better with black.
I'm trying to find out if I can get some blud flood LEDs for the footwell

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:19 AM

Yeah but I think blue would go better with black.
I'm trying to find out if I can get some blud flood LEDs for the footwell


Never seen blue mate? Look forward to the fitted pics! ;)

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:12 AM

lol@painting the retaining clips.

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.


lol, right. Because a layer of paint is going to cause overheating anymore than brake dust.


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