If you remove the calipers completely you're likely to need to bleed the system as there is a real risk of air getting in there. I suppose it can be done without removing the disc but you will certainly need to remove the brake pads themselves. As for the squeak, given the age of your car its probably just dirt but you'll know straight away if anything needs replacing. Use brake cleaner to remove any dirt from the disc. It comes in aerosol and should only cost a couple of quid
Bluddy hell I don't want to remove them now can't be doing with the bleeding wouldn't have the faintest. However I presume if I don't take off any pipes I shouldn't have to bleed? So I might just pop it on a ledge of some sort next to the disk.
Otherwise Ill have to take off the wheel and see if its easy to paint it with it on.
Not done it on a fiesta before but can't be much different from my focus.... There should be 2 bolts to the rear of the caliper that hold it in place, usually have dust caps on, these will need to be removed first. This will release the caliper and also the brake pads. Put the pads to one side... a good tip is to secure the now released caliper with bungee cord so as to not put any stress on your brake line. On my focus the disc now comes free but it could be held into place with a screw or two or a central retaining nut. If so undo this and the disc should come free.
Good practice a will be to use some brake cleaner on the disc before refitting
Hope that helps!
Thanks for this might see if there are any youtube videos to assist.
I have seen many techniques used though - one didn't bother taking it off and just covered everything bar the calliper.
The other took it all down and cleaned it out too which was good because I have some squeaking, will need to get some of that oil though if I do this probably best..
When removing the calliper there is the brake line and some other cables sometimes arnt they clip off's so you can take the calliper away and go paint? Also the remaining bit left on the actual brake disk (not sure what its called) do you paint this also?