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#1 Big_dom91

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:27 PM

So finally some time off work to sort me calipers out another job ticked off the to do list :)

20130410_123934.jpg before
20130410_130331.jpg first coat
20130410_144255.jpg 3rd coat
20130410_152027.jpg looking alot better with the alloy back on20130410_164723.jpg all so inbetween coats to kill some time give the inside of the alloy a good scrub :)

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:26 PM

Looks great bud. I am tempted to have a go at this. My focus is grey so might try black for a subtle difference or be brave with a lovely blue. Although I might just take the caliper off to do it. Give a it a good clean and paint. A good excuse to do it is an impending brake fluid changing kill to birds with one stone and get a nice painted caliper.



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:47 PM

Looks great bud. I am tempted to have a go at this. My focus is grey so might try black for a subtle difference or be brave with a lovely blue. Although I might just take the caliper off to do it. Give a it a good clean and paint. A good excuse to do it is an impending brake fluid changing kill to birds with one stone and get a nice painted caliper.


Cheers mate like you say if you have other jobs aswell irs easier to do em all at once i greased all my wheels while i had the jack out and was getting dirty so you'll have to post some pics of the them when there done

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:58 PM

Looks good, i quite fancy a set of those wheels for my focus. Are they 17" or 18"?



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:59 PM

Actually i can see the tyre size in one of the pictures, i didn't want to go above 17" really.



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:54 AM

Those calipers are looking good Dominic

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:11 AM

Looks good, i quite fancy a set of those wheels for my focus. Are they 17" or 18"?


Cheers mate yer these are 18" like prefer these to the 17" tho just sets the car off nicer

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:12 AM

Those calipers are looking good Dominic


Cheers mate haha its amazing how a little bit of time and some paint can make something look 100x better than before :)

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:22 AM

Cheers mate haha its amazing how a little bit of time and some paint can make something look 100x better than before :)

 

sure does.

 

Is that the halfords paint i see there? whats it like these days? i can remember using it about 6 years ago and it was very thick but was great for getting a thick and smooth finish quite easily



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:17 AM

Yer its the halfords one but unfortunatley its quite thin so you have to put it on little by little like but still turned out nice

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:29 AM

Yer its the halfords one but unfortunatley its quite thin so you have to put it on little by little like but still turned out nice


+1
I've used halford caliper paint too,
Very watery compared to foliatec which I tried my damdest to purchase in ireland.
The first coat I applied to the calipers went a bit black as it mixed with some carbon despite cleaning as best possible,
But give that time to dry and it traps the black and allows the next coat to be clean.
Took me 3 coats of halfords,
If available to purchase I recommend foliatec caliper paint comes with mix in laquor and hardens quicker.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:09 AM

+1
I've used halford caliper paint too,
Very watery compared to foliatec which I tried my damdest to purchase in ireland.
The first coat I applied to the calipers went a bit black as it mixed with some carbon despite cleaning as best possible,
But give that time to dry and it traps the black and allows the next coat to be clean.
Took me 3 coats of halfords,
If available to purchase I recommend foliatec caliper paint comes with mix in laquor and hardens quicker.


Quite right lenny i had exactly the same cleaned it as best i could using a wire brush and caliper cleaner but like you say the first coat was just full of carbon like but let it dry then repeat the coats and on the 3rd one it was looking great :)

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:24 PM

Cheers mate yer these are 18" like prefer these to the 17" tho just sets the car off nicer

I like 18's just think mine might look a bit like its on stilts as it hasn't been lowered at all.



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:04 PM

I like 18's just think mine might look a bit like its on stilts as it hasn't been lowered at all.


When im on my break il post a picture of mine because mine hasnt been lowered and it looks sound mate :)

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:41 PM

This is mine like without lowering springs20130412_200913.jpg 20130412_200913.jpg

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