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    A dumb brake question.

    This will probably sound like a very dumb question to most of you, but...
    I would like to paint my brake callipers (silver or black, opinions please!). How do the callipers actually come off!!! Is it an easy job to do? and what should i be especially careful of?

    I have a black S3, which colour would suit? Looking for an understated (but still visible!) look.

    Does anyone have any pics of their cars when it's been done?

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    Re: A dumb brake question.

    Nice car mate and nice pad. I was thinking of the same thing. If i had a black car i would paint the calliper red.Not sure myself of type of paint to use either.I'll watch this space.

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    Re: A dumb brake question.

    Use Hammerite. It's cheap and durable.

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    Re: A dumb brake question.

    http://www.audi-sport.net/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=1,10,15,105,200,900,1000&Board=a3s3&Number= 71386&page=2&view=collapsed&sb=5&o =&fpart=1

    see here!!!

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    Re: A dumb brake question.

    Hi,

    Nice car [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    It's quite easy to do. It comes in a kit - you get a can of caliper cleaner to get all the dust and grease off, then once dried you can use the paint. You have to remove each wheel otherwise you risk getting some of the caliper cleaner on the wheels and you don't want to do that [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

    I did a search online and found this website (ESP) but there are a load of other places that stock it including Halfords. I would probably go for red.

    Hope that helps,

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

    Chris

 

 

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