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    Awlrity...thinkin bout painting calipers all round shortly,probably going for this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/E-TECH-Blu...item19c1393f00 thing is will I need to prime the calipers first? (It does say in the description that you dont need to prime but will be painting with brush and just after best/longest lasting finish possible).opinions on colour choice welcome
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    i didn't bother mate, just give them a good going over with brake cleaner and wire brush. then wipe down with meths
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    I have their orange paint and there is no need for primer, just stir the tin and clean the caliper with the cleaner provided and then paint on

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    Cheers matey's ,shb...how much paint do you get in the kit mate? and do you know if the metallic finish will allow vinyl decals to stick? many thanks

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    I used good old Hammerite. Bright red, smooth finish. Had a nice day painting them with a few tinnies in the summer

    Still look brand new when I blast them with the hose.

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    There is loads, I done all 4 calipers with 2 coats and still have 3/4's of a tin left and yes they should be fine with the decals on them dries solid so can stick anything to it

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    put some clear lacquer on top of the decals

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    lovin the blue colour thinkin of doin this car is misty mornin grey think it would go well

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    Cheers tbh,yep asked the supplier of kit and he says 250mls of paint so yes plenty,might even do my engine cover too ! And Dave......used said hammerite colour on my Nova years ago perfect for the job,and Farley like that solution,basically seal the decals into the paint......does anyone know if you can you get heat resistant clear lacquer for calipers?

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    Acquired some clear laquer caliper paint http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VHT-CLEAR-...item3a67af00da ordered some silver vauxhall decals and the blue caliper paint also,might get cracking at the weekend weather permitting and if the goodies have arrived

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