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#1 alkyz89

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:49 AM

sorry if this has been covered before...
was just wondering if anyone has painted there calipers before?

1. does it look too chavy
2. is it easy to do yourself, and whats involved
3.has anyone got any pictures

i was thinking red caliper paint would look quite good on the silver zetec s, as it has the red on the s badges.
also would it look stupid as i only have front disc brakes lol
thanks in advance for your comments!!

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:12 AM

Thinking of doing the same myself will be looking later for the correct spray/paint and looking into how to prep it properly as its got to be heat resistant i,d say and get a good base on it cos of the crap that gets at them i,ll let you know later what i find

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:36 AM

there are a few members who have done this with very good results.

I painted the calipers on my first car, using halfords heat resistant paint (about £10). its best to remove the caliper and carrier for best results but not necessary. remove all the flaking rust, get them as clean as you can. I found the brush on paint best, its thicker and could also be used with the calipers still on the car, whereas the spray would just make a mess and take more to get good coverage.

just my opinion and experience.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:02 PM

i agree with stef ive done the same on mine but i painted them still on the car a lot easier just used some spray degreaser on them to get rid of the brake dust and then used a wire brush on my drill to get rid of the crud and away you go.

alkyz89 ide say the best colour for youre car is either blue or yellow but red would go

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:43 PM

Drums always look bad painted in my opinion, but red would go well. we painted my brothers mk1 using brush on paint and it came out great with the calipers still on the car.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:38 PM

sorry if this has been covered before...
was just wondering if anyone has painted there calipers before?

1. does it look too chavy
2. is it easy to do yourself, and whats involved
3.has anyone got any pictures

i was thinking red caliper paint would look quite good on the silver zetec s, as it has the red on the s badges.
also would it look stupid as i only have front disc brakes lol
thanks in advance for your comments!!

Aaron

My opinion is yes red and other bright colours are chavvy - but I always do mine black and it looks neat ! Very easy to do with a high temp paint !

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:49 PM

thanks for the input guys....
i was thinking red as the whole car is silver and red... red s badge, all rear lights are silver/white and red reflective trim,
but i also like the sound of black, does sound pretty smart...
i never considered painting the rear wheel drums and i think painting them a bright colour would be far to much and would look tacky...
i wonder if you can get a decent looking replicer brake disc that sits over the rear wheel drums... again will probably look real tacky.... so i wouldnt even consider it unless they looked the part!!
has any ever seen such a thing??

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:28 PM

thanks for the input guys....
i was thinking red as the whole car is silver and red... red s badge, all rear lights are silver/white and red reflective trim,
but i also like the sound of black, does sound pretty smart...
i never considered painting the rear wheel drums and i think painting them a bright colour would be far to much and would look tacky...
i wonder if you can get a decent looking replicer brake disc that sits over the rear wheel drums... again will probably look real tacky.... so i wouldnt even consider it unless they looked the part!!
has any ever seen such a thing??

Mate silver car with red brakes I think does look touch and chavvy ! But black calipers and drums look good ! Get pics up once done !!!!

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:45 PM

Mate silver car with red brakes I think does look touch and chavvy ! But black calipers and drums look good ! Get pics up once done !!!!

I agree with that. Black is by far the best for drums. Calipers often look chavvy if anything other than black unless factory. Coloured front calipers with even black rear drums doesn't look right either.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:59 PM

Nothing can be as chavvy as this guy who lived down the road from were I used to to live, he had a saxo with bright flurecent green rims, makes me shudder thinking about it

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:00 PM

personally ide do the drums silver that way they blend with the alloys and dont stick out and do the front whatever colour you want

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:04 PM

Gonna be painting mine in the spring, no sure what colour though, what do you all think on the light blue focus.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:07 PM

yellow

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:31 PM

silver?

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:33 PM

yeah silver would look quite nice and a bit discreet

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