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    Looking at doing the calipers soon but curious on the paint to use, i have read hammerite is the best option, now do i go for the tin or aerosol bearing in mind ease of application and quality of finish?

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    Sorry i meant caliper

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    I've only ever used Hammerite Smooth, straight from the tin on a clean smooth surface. It's easy to build up layers every 4 hours with thin coats and leave it to go off/ set for 24-48 hours for it to be very durable. There's no marking off required, just a steady hand and a brush.

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    Brush is best... I tried aerosol hammerite on my shocks and it still runs, but at least with a brush you can spread it...

    If I did them again I'd strip them and use car spray with high temp lacquer...

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    I was just thinking about streaking by using a brush but i doubt it will notice much.

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    The paint spreads really well and doesn't leave brush strokes as it smoothes out as it dries. any runs can be rubbed down once its dry and another lick of paint over the top will give a great finish.

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    Lovely, cheers for that fella.

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    Just use normal automotive paint. Far better finsh and durable enough for application on brakes. Plus you have a unlimited color range to choose from

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    Quote Originally Posted by A5TRA View Post
    Just use normal automotive paint. Far better finsh and durable enough for application on brakes. Plus you have a unlimited color range to choose from
    you also have an unlimited colour choice with hammerite if you know where to get it from.

    ultra blue in hammerite


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    Loving the callipers in ultra blue!! Would you be prepared to share where you got the paint from??

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