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    Default Brake Caliper Painting/Caliper Decal's??

    Has anyone had any experience of these Brake Caliper Decal's you get off Ebay and such like places??

    Are they any good?
    Do they withstand the heat from the brakes??

    If the answers are yes, then which logo do i go for......

    Opel

    Or...

    Vauxhall

    Also, whats the best paint to use on Caliper's, Proper Caliper paint, or will hammerite do the job??

    Cheers for your help in Advance.

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    I have got hammerite waiting to go on mine just need to get off my ****, lots of peeps on here have said its better than calliper paint. Not sure about the decals think Im going to go for the VX ones, it does say they withstand temp of 300 degrees F so they must be good for the purpose.

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    I've used the Foliatec kit from Halfords on both my fronts and rears. Comes as a two part paint - paint and hardener that you mix before you paint on. Dries reasonably quickly and sets hard as stone - quality product IMO.

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    I used hammerite smooth silver, does a good enough job
    You need to make sure that the calipers are really clean.

    I got blue Vauxhall decals from the uber9 site and are a good job.
    A few members on here have also used the same place.

    The way to make them last is to put some clear nail varnish laquer on top once stuck to the caliper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian T View Post
    I used hammerite smooth silver, does a good enough job
    You need to make sure that the calipers are really clean.

    I got blue Vauxhall decals from the uber9 site and are a good job.
    A few members on here have also used the same place.

    The way to make them last is to put some clear nail varnish laquer on top once stuck to the caliper.
    Whats the best thing to use to clean them with, as i dont have access to an air line. Wire Brush, Brake Cleaner and a damp cloth is all i could think of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    I've used the Foliatec kit from Halfords on both my fronts and rears. Comes as a two part paint - paint and hardener that you mix before you paint on. Dries reasonably quickly and sets hard as stone - quality product IMO.
    I second the gaffers comments. Looks better and lasts longer than hammerite and goes on easier.
    I also have the Vauxhall caliper decals that have been on for about a year and are as good now as when they first went on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fil 4822 View Post
    I second the gaffers comments. Looks better and lasts longer than hammerite and goes on easier.
    I also have the Vauxhall caliper decals that have been on for about a year and are as good now as when they first went on.
    Have just ordered my Decal's now. The seller is in Leighton Buzard, yet he has to post them, wont allow me to go and pick them up!

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    wire brush, brake cleaner, keep doing until clean.

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    What colour should i paint my brake calipers if i were to do it.... i cant think of the right colour to go with the car!

    any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    cheers
    russ

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    Did mine black with silver decals (star silver car)

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