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    Cool caliper paint removal...

    i've ordered a brake upgrade for my car from mann3210 but the calipers are painted blue, what's the easiest way to remove the paint off them as i will be painting them orange

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    Depends what they are painted with. If it's hammerite it will probably scrape off. Failing that paint stripper

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    ahh excellent will paint stripper be ok for it? (won't damage any of the insides?)

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    Avoid getting it on the rubber and you should be fine. If they are well covered with paint then you could key the calipers with sand paper (or a wire brush) and paint over the top of it

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    they look like they have been done pretty damned well so might try that, they are in his for sale thread and look mint condition

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    £50 is a bargain in my eyes, will look mint when they are on the car.

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    Thanks ginge hopefully will look good

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    I would not try to remove it all. I would rub it down with sand paper and repaint.... I would not risk paint strippers anywhere near the seals!!!

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    also when fitting these brakes (302mm) i've read that the cars have heat shields behind the brake, so would these fit ok? or will i need new heat shields? my car is a 1.9 120 and has the 285 mm as standard.

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    I think it might just be on the rear that you have to trim/change the shields mate. I went from 285-302-314 and never had to do anything to the shields

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