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    Exclamation Want to paint my calipers red.

    I am thinking of painting my brake calipers red.Can anyone suggest the best way to do it,ie,on the car/off the car?,and what's the best paint? to use.
    Thank's in advance.

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    smooth hamerite and just take the wheels off and paint on the car after giving them a good clean beforehand

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    Personally I paint mine on the car starting at the inner parts working to the visible face on the outer taking care not to inhibit any sliding action as the pads wear.

    I have always used Hammerite smooth for now going on 20 years and find it totally fine and long lasting

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    can you laquer hammerite smooth with a VHT laquer to give them a shine or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizard View Post
    can you laquer hammerite smooth with a VHT laquer to give them a shine or not.
    yeah I gave mine a coat of Halfords clear laquer so the decals would not get washed off when they were jet washed. It worked ok for me.

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    Thank's for all your input,everyone.I am of to Halfauds first thing in the morning and will get cracking ASAP (weather permitting).
    I will try to post some pics when they're finished.Thanks again.FELIXX.

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    Use hammerite smooth and you dont! need any undercoat paint either, do them on the car , just mask the disc's and any moving parts such as the sliding parts of the calipers, Easy job, jack up both sides at once then the paint will have time to dry 1 side, then you can re- spray the opposite side,

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