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    Default Rusty Brake Calliper

    Hi all,

    I recently (2 months ago) bought an 08 Vec Sri from a vauxhall main dealer. However the front left calliper is starting to rust.

    Is this normal??

    Is it a trip back to the dealer under warrenty (I got original manufacturers and 12 months network Q), or will they laugh and tell me thats not covered under any warrenty??

    If not covered at all, is it something that could be sanded down and painted silver easily??

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    No problem at all in rubing it down. You could then use hammerite paint, or even better special brake calliper paint sold in any motor factor, or Halfords !!

    Not sure about what they would say, worth a try maybe ? Strange that its starting to rust...Hope this helps.

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    they will tell you that its wear and tear

    rub em down and then apply hammerite as above - will give a better finish and look 100 times better and make them easier to clean

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    Cheers all, will go the hammerite/calliper paint route!!

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    Hammerite is a fraction of the cost and does just as good a job mate, I used to use caliper paint but only use hammerite now

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    Halfords Caliper paint is like water, steer clear of it. I'm driving round at the moment with one yellow caliper because of it.

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