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#238478 - 15th Jun 2008 12:02am brake caliper paint?
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as the title say, what type of paint did every one else use? im just gonna do them black as they are kind of rusty colour now!
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#238480 - 15th Jun 2008 12:05am Re: brake caliper paint? [Re: exploding_penguin]
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high temperature paint
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#238482 - 15th Jun 2008 12:06am Re: brake caliper paint? [Re: BMW Joe]
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Halford will sell it, bit expensive tho, you could try BBQ paint as it is High temp, just mask off all other bits.
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#238484 - 15th Jun 2008 12:08am Re: brake caliper paint? [Re: MrPhil]
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I think Motorworld and ebay ae quite cheap for VHT paint
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#238485 - 15th Jun 2008 12:10am Re: brake caliper paint? [Re: MrPhil]
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will have a look tomorow. did u take the caliper off or paint it while attached?
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#238486 - 15th Jun 2008 12:12am Re: brake caliper paint? [Re: exploding_penguin]
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paint while attached would be easiest

but for longer lasting, take it off, use a wire brush to get as much of the rust off as you can and then spray it
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#238487 - 15th Jun 2008 12:17am Re: brake caliper paint? [Re: BMW Joe]
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is it best to use the spary kind and not paint by brush then?


Edited by exploding_penguin (15th Jun 2008 12:19am)
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#238488 - 15th Jun 2008 12:19am Re: brake caliper paint? [Re: exploding_penguin]
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yeah, deffo spray as brushing it on is too messy

as Phil said, BBQ paint is probably best as you're only after black
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#238494 - 15th Jun 2008 1:21am Re: brake caliper paint? [Re: BMW Joe]
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wire brush the worst of the rust away, then use a smooth finish hammerite,,,put the tin n hot water first it makes it thinner asnd easier 2 apply,,,hammerite can b applied directlt to rust, and will withstand high temps,,,

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#239769 - 22nd Jun 2008 7:45pm Re: brake caliper paint? [Re: BMW Joe]
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Originally Posted By: BMW Joe
BBQ paint is probably best as you're only after black


barbecue paint? that's got to be a first lol

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#239771 - 22nd Jun 2008 7:50pm Re: brake caliper paint? [Re: Davey_Martin]
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i used the brush on type and it went on no problem, no mess or running.... got it off ebay, ready mixed and the small tub did 3 coats on all 4 calipers and i still only used half the tub...
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#250598 - 23rd Aug 2008 10:58pm Re: brake caliper paint? [Re: jonah]
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Yeah, Hammerite straight to rust is good. Also good for engine bays and underneath the car. Lasts forever. I always remove rust first though.

This is the white stuff:



This is black stuff:



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#254797 - 3rd Sep 2008 6:27pm Re: brake caliper paint? [Re: DavidB]
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I used matte black BBQ paint on my exhaust when i had a side exit. It came out of a tin so it was easy, but i did have it on a bench. It easily held up to the temps.

I painted my calipers with hammerite. Quick hose down, rag or tissue to get the worst of the dirt off, maybe some white spirits and then brush it. Looks fine and hasnt faded. Although i did get a blob on the driveway and its still there now, and me mum aint pleased.
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#262065 - 7th Oct 2008 12:44pm Re: brake caliper paint? [Re: Dave100e]
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Halford's high temp paint is only about 6 a tin, brush on stuff, easy to work with, see my MMC for what i did with mine.

I've heard differing reports on hammerite, most say it gives up after a while and doesn't really stand up to high temps too well.

If anyone is interested, i may be getting Foliatec as a supplier, their paint is 2 part and really good colours (20.17 a kit) but i need to spend 350 to start with!

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