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    Due to paint callipers this week......when I,ve decided on colour.

    What products to people use for prep? Just wire brush or bit of brake cleaner too?? Hammerite seems to be paint type of choice for the painting?


    Did have thread on colour choice but think it disappeared when the gremlins attacked! So I'll ask again, avatar shows car colour it's very very dark blue but does almost look purpley In the sun???? What do I go for thinking red but mot 100% yet.


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    i used brake cleaner and the painted them with high temp paint from halfrauds, was about a fiver a tin and thats enough to paint them with 8 coats.. I bought some small kiddie brushes from a hobbycraft shop for a quid. job done... did em in red too, just painted my new bigger calipers as well so they will go on when the new lines arrive.

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    rub well with a wire brush, spray with a brake cleaner, wipe clean of any remaining dirt/dust, mask off areas not to be painted/sprayed with tissue or rags, spray with hammerite smooth. 2-4 coats. add stickers.

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    Wire brish and some fine sandpaper, blast with compressed air, wipe over with meths, paint

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