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    Sandbalsting calipers

    Am i mad or stoopid or is this a good idea???

    so my clean S3 has been let down by previous owners. the calipers are black with tacky S3 decals but with previous red paint coming through.

    Due to me being a tightass, and always looking for a cheap option, im considering leaving the calipers on the car and purchasing a portable sandblaster, which i can hook up to my compressor and giving them a quick sandblast so i can paint them black properly.

    good idea or am i being a div?
    `02 S3 AMK now sold, need more doors so along comes an '04 Seat LCR Bam 225, badger5 tip, s2000 filter, very high mileage now with badger5 remap @ 275.5bhp.

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    leaving them on the car whilst blasting sounds like a bad idea to me, personally i'ld whip them off then blast/paint them then reassemble (good excuse for uprated pads?)
    2001 1.8T Quattro Sport 89k covered ARY engine.
    Remapped at Badger 5, 213bhp - 235lb/ft torque.
    HS2K cone, FMDV008, Silicon TIP, 18" RS4 (reps), AP coilovers, Catch can, n249 bypass, Toyosport 3" Downpipe/Decat, S3 Front brakes, Polyflexed Dogbone, S3dave adjustable tie bars

    Soon to be done: SAI delete, Install the toyosport FMIC i have kicking about in my living room

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    FYI i can spell sandblasting just have fat fingers.

    i need to do disks and pads all round anyway so can take em off easily enough whilst its on the ramp.
    `02 S3 AMK now sold, need more doors so along comes an '04 Seat LCR Bam 225, badger5 tip, s2000 filter, very high mileage now with badger5 remap @ 275.5bhp.

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    Just had mine sand blasted i left the piston and seals in and get an extra bleed nipple to cover the fluid inlet and all is good,i then replaced all the seals and lubed up the pistons..

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    Might aswell get them done properly take them off if not done perfect they will look the same in a year! Here's mine after powdercoating the new sticker on lol look beautiful
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    Audi s3 8l 2003 silver,brembo brakes,custom front mount intercooler,forged rods,acl race bearings,3inch tip,forge 007p green spring 1 shim,5mm hubcentric spacers,pipewerx 3inch down pipe/200cell race cat,2.75 miltek back non resonated,new piston rings,n249delete,pcv venting too atmosphere,neuspeed quick shifter,uprated clutch/pressure plate...large port agu head,inline fuel pump

    work left/relentless v3 manifold/wmi/blue haldex/antilag/launch controll/custom map!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darren t View Post
    Might aswell get them done properly take them off if not done perfect they will look the same in a year! Here's mine after powdercoating the new sticker on lol look beautiful
    Who powder coated those? I may be in the market for something similar
    > S3 225 (03) - OEM+
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    > Clio v6 255 (05) - Lethal Weapon

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    Quote Originally Posted by [Dave B] View Post
    Who powder coated those? I may be in the market for something similar
    local powder coaters called bournes powder coaters in Birmingham new brembo service kit and special high temp vinyl stickers of ebay put them on and baked sticker on in oven!
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    Audi s3 8l 2003 silver,brembo brakes,custom front mount intercooler,forged rods,acl race bearings,3inch tip,forge 007p green spring 1 shim,5mm hubcentric spacers,pipewerx 3inch down pipe/200cell race cat,2.75 miltek back non resonated,new piston rings,n249delete,pcv venting too atmosphere,neuspeed quick shifter,uprated clutch/pressure plate...large port agu head,inline fuel pump

    work left/relentless v3 manifold/wmi/blue haldex/antilag/launch controll/custom map!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darren t View Post
    local powder coaters called bournes powder coaters in Birmingham new brembo service kit and special high temp vinyl stickers of ebay put them on and baked sticker on in oven!
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    Cheers Darren, what did it set you back (if you don't mind me asking)?
    > S3 225 (03) - OEM+
    > 205 GTI (90) - Limited Edition Miami Blue with full leather - 1 of only 300 made
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    Quote Originally Posted by [Dave B] View Post
    Cheers Darren, what did it set you back (if you don't mind me asking)?
    25 each caliper and kit for seals ect was 50 so 100 pounds all in and 5 pounds for brembo stickers could have any colour!
    Audi s3 8l 2003 silver,brembo brakes,custom front mount intercooler,forged rods,acl race bearings,3inch tip,forge 007p green spring 1 shim,5mm hubcentric spacers,pipewerx 3inch down pipe/200cell race cat,2.75 miltek back non resonated,new piston rings,n249delete,pcv venting too atmosphere,neuspeed quick shifter,uprated clutch/pressure plate...large port agu head,inline fuel pump

    work left/relentless v3 manifold/wmi/blue haldex/antilag/launch controll/custom map!!!!!

 

 

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