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    Calipers Painted - that's all

    Hammerite standard is fine, used it on many cars.

    My E39 530 sport had them done silver for 2 years and 60k miles, when cleaned they were as good as the day I painted them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdp1962 View Post
    Was working from home today, and had all my cases finished by lunchtime. It was a bright sunny day - still cold, though - so I decided to paint my calipers and hubs.

    Here are the results.

    Front offside - before



    And after:



    And one of the rears, with the wheel back on:

    Well done that man, looks ace.

    Didn't think you would do it that soon!!!!

    How long start to finish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny-boy View Post
    How long start to finish?
    Hour and a half.
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    Changing the subject entirely, but referencing other threads, having the wheels off allowed me to notice that the MTEC front discs do have locating screws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdp1962 View Post
    Was working from home today, and had all my cases finished by lunchtime. It was a bright sunny day - still cold, though - so I decided to paint my calipers and hubs.

    Here are the results.

    Front offside - before



    And after:



    And one of the rears, with the wheel back on:


    What a great job, HUGE improvement......kudos to you my friend.

    Well, I'm really lucky, but, skint.....lol

    Just had new pads & discs fitted all round so my hubs are looking the mutts nutts at the moment. I'll be getting the wheels off in the next few weeks and repainting my calipers to match.

    Whilst the wheels are off I'll be cleaning them inside n out with this
    http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct...44697112,d.d2k

    Any baked on brake dust / filings and or tar are instantly removed.....you can even see it working and its non acidic too.

    One of the best products in my detailing armoury for sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC64 View Post


    Whilst the wheels are off I'll be cleaning them inside n out
    Sadly, I didn't have time to clean inside my wheels today. A missed opportunity.
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    An upside is the drilled / grooved discs you have are awesome....

    I nearly went with them myself
    MY2008 (58) XJ X358 2.7 Tdvi Sovereign LWB remapped to 245bhp, Black, Ivory leather interior with black piping, 20" Alloys

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjmurphy21187 View Post
    Just to clarify, what paint have you guys all used? Assuming High temp paint is required for the calipers and not just hammerite standard paint?

    Need to do this when the weather brightens up and I refill my trolley-jack... AITP is going to have an array of multi-coloured calipers this year!
    Used hammerite on all my cars buddy......No flaking or pealing on any as yet

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    Calipers Painted - that's all

    That link doesn't work Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by READER84 View Post
    That link doesn't work Jim
    Works for me.

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    Used normal hammerite on calipers for years, actually lasts really well. In fact, I've never had to re-do them and usually keep my cars for around 5 yrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC64 View Post
    An upside is the drilled / grooved discs you have are awesome....

    I nearly went with them myself

    They've only been on about five months, but I'm very happy with them so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC64 View Post
    Well, I'm really lucky, but, skint.....lol
    A tin of Hammerite costs £8.99.
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    Calipers Painted - that's all

    And a good 1" brush is about £4.

    Stop making excuses!!!!! Ha ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny-boy View Post
    And a good 1" brush is about £4.
    And a cr@p 1" brush from the wife's craft box is free.
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    Calipers Painted - that's all

    Quote Originally Posted by jdp1962 View Post
    And a cr@p 1" brush from the wife's craft box is free.
    Dude, your wife has a craft box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny-boy View Post
    Dude, your wife has a craft box?
    Yeah, it's a girls version of a toolbox.

    No, seriously, Mrs Grumpy Old Man is quite creative, and has all sorts of arty crafty bits and pieces.
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    Calipers Painted - that's all

    Well, if it saves you £4 then bonus.

    I take it you washed it and put it back? Ha ha.

    I tried to clean mine for about 10 seconds, then threw it away!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny-boy View Post
    I tried to clean mine for about 10 seconds, then threw it away!!!
    This. Don't tell her.
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    Calipers Painted - that's all

    Quote Originally Posted by jdp1962 View Post
    This. Don't tell her.
    Lol, I guessed as much.

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    Need my callipers doing too but won't be going at them with a brush as the last set of callipers I done on my Golf didn't come our as I hoped with drips/lumps all over the place (attempted 2-3 coats for high gloss finish).

    Instead my plan is to get them all sent off to a guy I know in Loughborough who can bead blast them and get them all powder coated.

    Any suggestions for what colour with my Sprint Blue? I was thinking black, then getting S4 anti-rattle clips, spraying them black and then get some quattro stickers to go on them.

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    Just looking at this... Where people have painted the sides of the hubs... Am I right in saying that part is NOT changed when the disks are changed? Or will these need repainting everytime you get new discs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by azibux1 View Post
    Just looking at this... Where people have painted the sides of the hubs... Am I right in saying that part is NOT changed when the disks are changed? Or will these need repainting everytime you get new discs?
    No, the bell is normally part of the disc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny-boy View Post
    No, the bell is normally part of the disc.
    That's right; the disc is shaped to fit over the hub, so when we talk of painting the hubs, we are actually painting the hub section of the disc.
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    Okay thanks that makes sense

    I assume it would be the same design for a 58 plate S3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by azibux1 View Post
    Okay thanks that makes sense

    I assume it would be the same design for a 58 plate S3?
    I imagine so, yes. It's pretty much the norm for brake disc design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdp1962 View Post
    I imagine so, yes. It's pretty much the norm for brake disc design.
    Alright then (Y)

 

 
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