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    Default caliper painting ????

    Im thinking about painting my calipers and would appreciate some advice...

    1,what colour would look the best ? my car is star silver,
    2, whats best to paint them with ? Ive seen some people using smooth hammerite ?? is this the same as caliper paint ?

    I dont think I will get around to it for a few weeks, but I will be grateful for any advice....thanks in anticipation.......Bob.

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    i did mine yesterday with light blue caliper paint(my car is black) seen both blue and red on silver, both look good, down to personal choice really!

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    Done mine in gold as per THIS thread. Just smooth hammerite, two coats. Been done for nearly a year now I think and still look as good as the day I did them
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    go for red bob imo looks good on the silver me thinks

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    I used Hammerite Smooth Blue on mine and I'm very pleased with them. I like the blue on silver cars, but red, blue, silver or yellow all go just fine with silver. I would suggest that you think about some decals though, they really finish them off well. As per avatar

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    where did you get your decals from spikey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonno_07
    where did you get your decals from spikey?
    Ebay seller Ubernine:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VAUXHALL-Brake...QQcmdZViewItem

    They are the dogs danglies, come in several colours so you can match them to your caliper or bodywork paint, quick delivery, cheap, good instructions, well worth the price

    I went for Silver for my Blue calipers, very happy

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    cheers mate not sure, either the silver or the carbon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonno_07
    cheers mate not sure, either the silver or the carbon.
    What colour are your calipers mate? On a black car with red calipers I think the carbon ones might not stand out much, silver would be a good bet, gold would look great on red calipers on a black car.

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    I went for the smooth red hammerite with the silver decals and I am well chuffed with them . I think the colour is down to your personal choice but if you can't decide the above does look real good.

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