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    Hi all, weather permitting i am going to paint my calipers this weekend.I have jack axle stands and brake cleaner all ready but have not bought paint.Basically its between halfords brush on blue or hammerite smooth blue but which one in your opinion would be best?
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    hammerite blue mate its quality

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    Has anyone done theirs green? All see is red and blue (which do look very good though)

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    I used Hammerite smooth red. 2 coats and it's spot on.

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    try some high temp engine laquer, about 5 quid a tin and dries quickly
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    do you have to take the calipers off to paint

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    no not at all

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    i migtht do them myself

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    Smooth Hammerite gold for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuteJoe View Post
    Has anyone done theirs green? All see is red and blue (which do look very good though)
    My brother has green calipers on his car - works well if you've got other green styling, otheriwse will look pants IMO.

    Theres an ebay seller called South Side Customs that sell a nice green colour caliper paint, very similar to the Skoda vRS colour. Hammerite only do a dark green, which is no use. No idea about Foliatec.

    HTH

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