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    Im wanting to paint my calipers but not the standard yellow,red or blues, im looking at a couple of options.

    What id like to know is can I use normal auto paint and then use a high temperature lacquer to protect it?

    Also how easy is it to mix different hammerites to get a nice shade of purple.

    Thanks for any help

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    I mixed red and yellow hammerite to get a mad orange colour on my old car

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    Quote Originally Posted by *rob* View Post
    I mixed red and yellow hammerite to get a mad orange colour on my old car
    Was it easy to do? I think im goig to try the hammerite mix n see if i can get a nice shade maybe use white or black to lighten or darken it.

    Anyone got any hints on mixing to make purple? is it red and add blue bit by bit?

    cheers

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    I'm wanting to do myn so wanna see how easy or hard it is and what colour to use

    Going to keep an eye on this tread!!!

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    Silver or gold looks good as thats the colour they come when new.




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    i like the silver nice and clean look, well im going to attempt it tomorrow ill post pics (if it turns out ok)

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    Ok so went with mixing 2 Hammerites red with blue.

    These won't be to everyones taste but i think against my wheel colour and on star silver they look good, and im quite happy with my first attempt.

    Oh and my discs and suspension look crap now so thats next, well after my mirrors and v-grille getting painted.

    Its never ending

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    I like them, purple my's fave colour. Top job and well done for being different

    My other car. 1972 1641cc slammed beetle. On the road finally!!

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    I like that too, and nice wheels

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    Thanks its something different, the wheel colour suits the purple calipers i think. im happy

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