Painted My Calipers!! (Eventually)
Finally got round to painting my calipers, they've been bugging me for a while, just grubby and dark.
I know theirs probably a hundred different threads on site already about this, but I was quite chuffed with myself for doing it so I thought I'd stick this up.
Started off as expected, jack it up and put in the axel stands, first time I've used them so was a bit apprehensive but worked fine.
Covered them in Gunk Degreaser and left to soak, then used a powerdrill with small wire brush attachment and some brass and steel brushes to take off most off the crap on the calipers, you'll see in the pics before and after.
Time to mask up, and a quick wipe with a paint prep wipe, just to take off the loose burrs and flakes.
Then time for paint, I used Halfords Brake Caliper paint, you can use it without primer, which is cool.
I put on two coats per caliper, waited a bit then applied the third coat.
went on really well and hardened up nicely giving a nice enamel type finish.
I know theirs a lot off people that think doing both calipers is a bit boy racer, but I couldn't go through all that and not do both.
Plus I think it would make the back one stand out if it wasn't done as well.
Hopefuly my pictures will show up okay, any questions or comments are welcome.