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#16 stef123

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:36 PM

atleast on a new car you will get better results as they wont have rusted to the same extent as my car for example.

What colour is the coating on them from the factory? is it still the silver stuff?

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:42 PM

you can use hammerite paint i did on my mk1 and nope it never burned or melted or went sticky with the heat from the brakes in fact it lasted for ages without a recoat

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:53 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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Black all the way mate don't spoil a nice car with chavvy coloured brakes !!!

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:03 PM

Yea yellow is tempting and a bit wild but silver I think is the best bet.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:06 PM

Yea yellow is tempting and a bit wild but silver I think is the best bet.

Or black is cool yea,
They are silver from the factory, but have already rusted up abit to be honest, so need doing soon,
Thanks for the input people.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:30 AM

Pink so they stick out and people notice your hard work :-P

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:19 PM

Pink so they stick out and people notice your hard work :-P

There's always one :P

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:10 PM

Just painted mine this weekend. I used Brush on Caiper paint from HalFORDS. I Would highly recoomend the Halfords caliper cleaner too. Just a quick spray and a light wipe made easy work of the grime build up. I didn't mask anything, just took my time and followed the instructions with regards to drying times etc. Here is the result:

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With regards to all of the colour preferences, Red suited my car (In my opinion) as there are other little red bits such as the "S" badge, lights etc. I also would go for red on most cars to be honest, but Yellow looks good on black / gun metal grey. It's your own personal preference!

I havent seen a car that looked good with painted drums, I personally would go for black if any.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:15 PM

I do like that.
Good result.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 06:45 PM

You really can't tell from the piccy, but after not being able to source a grey caliper paint, i approached my local automotive paint supplier who'd make up a caliper paint in any colour imaginable, mixed on the spot, for £11 per 1/4 tin. They even made me up a tin of metallic caliper paint for one of my other vehicles, all i had to do was add a splash of activator to the paint once i'd prepped the calipers...

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:05 PM

Just painted mine this weekend. I used Brush on Caiper paint from HalFORDS. I Would highly recoomend the Halfords caliper cleaner too. Just a quick spray and a light wipe made easy work of the grime build up. I didn't mask anything, just took my time and followed the instructions with regards to drying times etc. Here is the result:

http://i1246.photobu...temporary-5.jpg

With regards to all of the colour preferences, Red suited my car (In my opinion) as there are other little red bits such as the "S" badge, lights etc. I also would go for red on most cars to be honest, but Yellow looks good on black / gun metal grey. It's your own personal preference!

I havent seen a car that looked good with painted drums, I personally would go for black if any.


The red looks cool on the white car for sure : )

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:17 PM

FLORYFOCUS how many coats did you give yours in the process of doing mine now hope mine turn out as good as yours look.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:10 AM

what about these http://www.ebay.co.u...=item20c271edc6
and also look at the links on you tube on how to
thinking about black one to go with panter black paint and peper grey wheels
upcoming mod maybe see you soon

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:58 PM

what about these http://www.ebay.co.u...=item20c271edc6
and also look at the links on you tube on how to
thinking about black one to go with panter black paint and peper grey wheels
upcoming mod maybe see you soon


:D I'll probably get called a chav, but i have some of the black/silver versions waiting to go on my motor! My brand new set of polished ST alloys (my summer wheels) Are at the bodyshop awaiting extra coats of lacquer, the caliper covers will be getting bonded on as the new wheels are fitted. The way i see it, you can get away with fitting these quite convincing covers if you have a relatively closed spoke type wheel fitted...we shall see once i've bonded them on! B)

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 12:04 AM

Hi. What do you think will go well to a black panther car? I want to paint the front and the back drum as well as they started to get rusty.



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