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    Can anyone recommend a really good brake caliper cleaner and method?

    Now the horrible steelies have gone, seriously thinking about painting them blue (calipers not steelies), remember seeing someone elses on here and they looked great. Think blue will go nicely with the head/sidelights (Stuffvilles) and set off nicely against the Moonland bodywork.

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    Brake cleaner will do the job,plus for the paint i would go for smoothrite.Seen it used on a few forums to good results.I'm gonna do mine in the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikeyİ
    Can anyone recommend a really good brake caliper cleaner and method?

    Now the horrible steelies have gone, seriously thinking about painting them blue (calipers not steelies), remember seeing someone elses on here and they looked great. Think blue will go nicely with the head/sidelights (Stuffvilles) and set off nicely against the Moonland bodywork.
    Hey Spike , you coppying me with blue calipers !

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    Quote Originally Posted by caprimanuk
    Hey Spike , you coppying me with blue calipers !
    I knew i'd seen them on here somewhere

    What did you use to do yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by caprimanuk
    Hey Spike , you coppying me with blue calipers !
    Well you can add me to the list! Got myself a dark blue (to match the car) paint caliper painting kit (cleaner, paint hardener etc.) earlier this year, but it's been to frigging cold to apply it so far! lol. I'll be doing it when it's a wee bit warmer and the paint won't take a zillion hours to dry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan
    Well you can add me to the list! Got myself a dark blue (to match the car) paint caliper painting kit (cleaner, paint hardener etc.) earlier this year, but it's been to frigging cold to apply it so far! lol. I'll be doing it when it's a wee bit warmer and the paint won't take a zillion hours to dry!

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    Who makes it, where do you get it and how much?

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    I just used smoothrite made by hammerite people . Bought it from Focus I think .

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    Cool, that's 2 votes for Smoothrite.

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    Hey Capriman. When you painted your calipers did you remove the pads or paint around them?

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    "grumpano" I just went very carefull , painted around them . They look fine too . I quite fancy green ones now though as Spikey is going for Blue also !

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