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    Cool Calipers Done!

    Done them at last had a nice dry warmish day up here so i was up early and raring to go started at about 0930 and finnished about 1800.

    I used Hamerite Smooth

    I mucked the first one up by putting too much on so i let it dry and rubbed it down, ive never been a good painter but like everything its trial and error and you only get better by practace. While i was waiting for coats to dry a gave the wheels a propper cleaning on the insides and out.

    I decided to go for RED but im not sure on it i may find my self giving it a go over in black.......

    My TIPS then (haha)
    1.Take time prepping make sure you give the callipers a good clean with the wire brush and brake cleaner.
    2. Apply it thinly and do it in two coats allowing arround a hour for the first one to dry
    3. Allow your self a whole day to carry out the process
    4. Enjoy

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    So what youguys think?

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    apart from the missing axle stand it looks a top effort......

    red does work well on silver cars..... painted my mother-in-laws vectra has red calipers as well ( also used smoothrite )..

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    Wow, looks great mate!

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    also i would trust that jack as far as i could throw it mate but great job with the paint

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    i like them but they dont quiet look deep red more pinky !

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    they look nice m8, done a good job, just done mine today in blue will be a thread later.

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    I know i do need a good trolly jack and some stands but i didnt do anythin like this till i got a VEC and a mebership to this site.....

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    great job bud

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    Quote Originally Posted by EARLEY View Post
    I know i do need a good trolly jack and some stands but i didnt do anythin like this till i got a VEC and a mebership to this site.....
    .. we'll let you off...

    see what this site is doing to you now.....we've got you on that slippery slope..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    .. we'll let you off...

    see what this site is doing to you now.....we've got you on that slippery slope..
    Indeed you have my bank or should i say SWMBO dosent like it much hehe

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