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    Default Caliper Paint

    thinking on getting this what you think??

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA:IT&ih=021

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    mate get yourself down to B&Q and go to the paint section. You get little tubs in loads of different colours and it only costs about £3.00!

    The stuff you want is called "plati-kote" paint. I have this on my vectra at the moment...



    and have used it on my last three cars, its alot cheaper and withstands the heat no problems.

    plus you get loads of colours!

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    small tin of hammerite does the job as well

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    Hammerite is much better than the proper stuff and is easier to use and cheaper.

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    Smooth hamerite is what i used. Wilkinson was the cheapest place and the only place i could find RED.

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    I have been informed today (thinking about it myself) that hammerite takes an age to dry, caliper paint will dry a lot quicker...

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    Quote Originally Posted by moorlander View Post
    I have been informed today (thinking about it myself) that hammerite takes an age to dry, caliper paint will dry a lot quicker...
    I painted mine and left for 15 min's and then painted a second coat and drove home 1 hour later. All dry

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    i used hammerite smooth spray



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    Quote Originally Posted by shan View Post
    I painted mine and left for 15 min's and then painted a second coat and drove home 1 hour later. All dry


    Especially if you take the car out for 5 mins first to warm the brakes up. By the time the wheels are off and you've cleaned the calipers, they're just nice and warm and the paint dries a treat

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    Quote Originally Posted by V6MICK View Post
    i used hammerite smooth spray


    Yellow calipers on a black car, looks great!

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