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    I want to paint the brake calipers on my SRi to make a cheap and easy sporty styling change. Never done this before. Could someone tell me what paint I would need in terms of primer and top coat?

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    Iirc most people just use smoothrite/hammerite

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    Can't beat the good old hammerite, long lasting and cheap

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    No undercoat?

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    No undercoat required with hamerite, will neutralise rust also. Just give them a wire brush to remove flakes of surface rust.

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    i gave mine two coats of hammerite red



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    hammerite

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    they look sweet! may i ask where did u get the caliper decal from?

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    I done both my standard and gsi calipers in red hammerite smooth. there is a post in the quick album of mine

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