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    Default Brake Caliper Painting

    Hello everyone
    I know this may have been asked times before, but need help choosing.
    When the weather starts to get better, I want to get calipers painted.
    What colour do you recommend for my Ultra Blue Vectra??

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    Got mine done in silver mate, But the old man's new 'C' that The members of this site found for him , will have red calipers behind it's SRi wheels..

    Personal choice at the end of the day..

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    Thanks, silver was my first choice but I wondered what other peoples views were

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    I went for red with mine, I think it looks good on darker cars ...


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    I've gone for Yellow mate -


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    Gold for me

    [SIGPIC]VX<font color=Red>R</font> with added Courtenay <img src=https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.png border=0 alt= title=Big Grin class=inlineimg />

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    whats the best method of painting - i like the yellow and gold...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rscosworth
    whats the best method of painting - i like the yellow and gold...
    Smooth hammerite (two coats), that's all mine is. Give the calipers a good spraying with brake cleaner and use a tiny wire brush to clean them off. I continued repeating the process with the brake cleaner and wire brush until the brake cleaner was running off the job still clear/clean. That process took about 10 minutes for each brake. Then I gave each caliper its first coat and by the time I'd given the last caliper its first coat, the first caliper I painted was dry enough to receive the second coat. Mind you, I was in the fortunate position to be able to get the car up on a two post lift and get all four wheels off at the same time, which made life a bit easier. HTH a bit
    [SIGPIC]VX<font color=Red>R</font> with added Courtenay <img src=https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.png border=0 alt= title=Big Grin class=inlineimg />

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    sounds good to me - no need to worry about a ramp, got access to a couple of two posters in my dads work - certanly makes them stand out from the crowd..

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    Silver for me.................


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