Ok so the past couple of weeks ive been meaning to get round to painting my calipers and rotors as they looked awful, so i had a free week where i could work on them, although the weather was totally against me doing them, when there was a dry day i went out and cracked on with them.
So heres what ive been up to...
My old retaining clips were very faded and stained black, so i got a new pair from Cardiff Audi...
Now, as i wanted white calipers to match the car, i sprayed the back of my pads black so the red wouldnt be visible through the calipers
Before i got the pads fitted, I painted the calipers white using hammerite white aerosol (Bad idea in hindsight).
As soon as i started spraying the calipers, the weather completely changed and the heavens opened, typical welsh weather.
Front caliper before
Front caliper after
Sanded down the rears and started spraying
So now i got the ebc pads fitted...
and to my horror, the calipers were totally ruined, even though the paint had dried, it was chipped all over, so, another sunny day and i went out, sanded them all down and hand painted them, which i think came out much nicer than sprayed, also did the rotors black as they were completely rusted over, planning on upgrading them very soon...
Also started cleaning the alloys...
Wish i cleaned the wheel for this picture
So, learn from my mistakes:
1) dont spray paint calipers if it looks like its going to rain or be very windy
2) dont spray paint calipers if your getting pads fitted straight after
3) hand paint them, much more control over what your painting
4) dont try and bed in new pads after painting
Although personally i much prefer white, i am noticing they are an absolute sod to keep clean now.