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gampla

Brakes Respray

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hi

has anyone sprayed there calipers and drums as mine are looking a little worst for wear the look new so i was thinking about rubbing them down with a wire brush and spraying anti rust primer followed by top coat not sure on what colour.

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Black any other colour will just show how small they are or look dirty all the time

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Silver also isn't too bad on calipers, even when dirty they don't look like they were painted really.

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post-35185-0-84999600-1372603292_thumb.jdone my drums and calipers with a metallic silver high temp paint (no need for primer)

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^ Looks good :D

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^ Looks good :D

if you want to boost your power look at puma speed there a specialist to fords only

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attachicon.gifphoto (5).JPGdone my drums and calipers with a metallic silver high temp paint (no need for primer)

what paint did you use as i want to put some anti rust on them to keep them rust free a little longer

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I just use Hammerite paint with a brush on callipers, can stand heat and it's rust proofing, both painted before or after rust has got in.

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I just painted my calipers in a light blue I will post picks tomorrow

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I said I would post s pic of my blue callipers when I had chance

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which give better look painted or sprayed?

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If u can take them off and don't mind the wait then I would get then powder coated but if its a choice between brush paint or aerosol paint I would choose brush purely because u have to mask off loads with the can because of the amount of area it covers and also you are less likely to get runs with a brush and a can would take loads if layers because the cast tht the callipers ate made out of will just absorb the paint and you don't have to worry about brush marks because if u get calliper paint then it is self levelling and will smooth itself out

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If u can take them off and don't mind the wait then I would get then powder coated but if its a choice between brush paint or aerosol paint I would choose brush purely because u have to mask off loads with the can because of the amount of area it covers and also you are less likely to get runs with a brush and a can would take loads if layers because the cast tht the callipers ate made out of will just absorb the paint and you don't have to worry about brush marks because if u get calliper paint then it is self levelling and will smooth itself out

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If u can take them off and don't mind the wait then I would get then powder coated but if its a choice between brush paint or aerosol paint I would choose brush purely because u have to mask off loads with the can because of the amount of area it covers and also you are less likely to get runs with a brush and a can would take loads if layers because the cast tht the callipers ate made out of will just absorb the paint and you don't have to worry about brush marks because if u get calliper paint then it is self levelling and will smooth itself out

i was going to get http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/E-Tech-Brake-Caliper-Paint-Kit-Engine-Bay-Brakes-Manifold-ETECH-Drum-Metal-Car-/280943885574?pt=UK_DIY_Material_Paint_Varnish_MJ&var=&hash=item41698f7d06 or

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_222643_langId_-1_categoryId_255239

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I used hammerite on mine, its just a matter of where you can get it the cheapest.

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I'll be doing mine soon

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I did mine as soon as I got it just to stop them rusting they should look better against a black alloy

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I was debating this hammerite

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300481667088&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:GB:1123

or this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270908604320?var=570058026879&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Went for the second as I messaged the first and they said it was not heat resistant like the second one is, he said it would probably be okay but I'd rather have the one that says it

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The Hammerstein one would have been alright because tht is what halfords website have in there calliper and drum paint section I went to halfords and bought there halfords brand calliper paint which cost a tenner but the hammerite blue wasn't the shade of blue I wanted.

I then decided to paint them whilst hungover from a weekend in Manchester to think tht I didn't use a lot of paint so a tenner was a bargain then I stood up and kicked the paint over :( now my driveway is blue ha

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I did say hammerite but iPhone try's to screw u over with predictive text

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haha hammerstein...

Yeah I thought it would but I messaged the seller and said its not high temp, kinda put me off!

The other stuff is here, just waiting for my mate to bring over a few jacks to do them

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That's smarter than me I only had one jack and could only do one wheel at a time took me 4 and a half hours better make them jacks with coke ha

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ha yeah I am going to do my calipers first, then maybe do my drums in black, depends how the painting goes!

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What colour are u doing your calipers

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Flame red gloss!

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