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    Default eBay / Other places - What's the "best" source of paint for calipers ?

    Painted calipers ? Where did you buy your paint and what paint / why did you choose it ?

    How much paint do you need for four wheels ? Do you use anything like a primer or go straight for a final coating ? How many coats should I allow for ?

    All advice welcome.

    Looking to get mine done now that the new snowflakes are showing them up. Wanting a "casual" rather than a "high heeled tarty look"

    So, as said, what to use, and where to get it ? How much to buy (litres) and the "best colour" to go with Lightning Silver ? (I'm thinking Black, Dark Blue possibly even Silver ?)

    Cheers


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    Just use something like hammerite or smoothrite on them.

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    I used this having previously used hammerite

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CARPLAN-EN...f#ht_500wt_949

    Awesome finish that still looks fresh 3 months later

    IMG_0029.jpg

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    I have used engine enamel before, that lasts well.

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    Halfords Caliper Paint, £10 for a tin. A tin is enough for 8 calipers so loads left! Just clean the caliper with carb cleaner or de-greaser of some sort then slap it on (neatley) lol.

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    As above, Halfords. Did mine a couple of years ago and still looking good today.

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    Thanks guys, just what I was hoping for. Next project sorted !!

    Cheers

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    I use hammerite, and make sure the calipers are free from loose rust and dirt etc, wipe over with whiter spirit etc and let dry then paint away...about 2-3 coats usually does it.

    I would personally only do it in summer though on a very hot day so they dry properly.

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    Thanks for the summertime tip, maybe I'll leave it for another 9 months or so, we'll have to see if we get the Indian Summer yet that they keep talking about.
    I know about the properties Hammerite has for sorting out exterior metalwork like railings and other metal exposed to the weather, but had never explored its heat resistant properties before.
    Cheers again
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    I used hammerite smooth on mine did a but of searching and found that wilkinsons was cheaper than halfords buy a couple of quid!!!

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