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    Lightbulb Painting brake calipers

    can anyone who has done this tell me the best method, Id prefer not to remove and have to bleed the brakes ec, is it possible to do them in situe? even removing with the pipe still attached and at the side? also does it take 3+ coats? cheers in advance, paint in the post lol....like everything else! Also i have mixed feelings about vauxhall decals on them...views appreciated

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    i normaly give them 2 coats m8, hammerite smooth finnish

    and as for the decals, do it

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    I already ordered http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWN:IT&ih=016
    rich 2 coats enough? did you do it in situe ?

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    pretty sure signumboy told me he did his in situe

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSYSH466Y View Post
    pretty sure signumboy told me he did his in situe
    Hope its possible, just scared to make a c*nt of it lol

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    I did these today,

    I,

    Took Wheels off and popped the front onto axle stands,
    With fresh water only i wiped over the calipers.
    I let that dry
    then I wire brushed the calipers.
    I dusted all the crap off them
    then With Hammerite smooth i painted!
    I left the first coat for 3 and half hours then painted a 2nd on. I waited 1 hour before putting the wheels back on but this was because it was getting dark and i would of preffered to of left it 3-4 hours before putting them back on if i could of.

    I wish i had maskingtaped up the rest of the disc and assembly etc as i did get a bit on the disc (it will come off)

    Check out the results

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=71834

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    ....perhaps I should wait till the dundee meet and hand signumboy the paint tin hahaha ( and hope I dont wear it lol )

    diet1985, fancy a trip to *cough* sunny scotland? lol looks great
    Last edited by Big-Pete; 2nd April 2009 at 10:03.

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    Done mine a few weeks ago. Left them on and two coats of paint after a good going over with a wire brush and some steel wool.

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    Stick some masking tape of the bits you don't want paint on especially the disc but this can be done on the car just take yer time bud

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    Quote Originally Posted by bertbuckie1 View Post
    diet1985, fancy a trip to *cough* sunny scotland? lol looks great

    You pay the diesel and make me a damn good cuppa and we may have a deal .

    Just use a 1inch max brush on them and just take ur time... if in any doubt just go crazy with the masking tape so u dont get it anywhere u dont want to!

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