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Calipers Painted - that's all

Danny-boy Mar 31, 2013

  1. Danny-boy

    Danny-boy Member

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    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.
     
  2. Danny-boy

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    Well done that man, looks ace.

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

    How long start to finish?
     
  3. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    Hour and a half.
     
  4. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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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.
     
  5. JimC64

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    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&rc...dHK7c1jdwbXAVAufosX1yuQ&bvm=bv.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
     
  6. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    Sadly, I didn't have time to clean inside my wheels today. A missed opportunity.
     
  7. JimC64

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    An upside is the drilled / grooved discs you have are awesome....

    I nearly went with them myself
     
  8. tuffy

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    Used hammerite on all my cars buddy......No flaking or pealing on any as yet
     
  9. READER84

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    That link doesn't work Jim
     
  10. Danny-boy

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    Works for me.
     
  11. ajax1976

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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.
     
  12. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    They've only been on about five months, but I'm very happy with them so far.
     
  13. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    A tin of Hammerite costs £8.99.
     
  14. Danny-boy

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    And a good 1" brush is about £4.

    Stop making excuses!!!!! Ha ha
     
  15. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    And a cr@p 1" brush from the wife's craft box is free. :laugh:
     
  16. Danny-boy

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    Dude, your wife has a craft box?
     
  17. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    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.
     
  18. Danny-boy

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    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!!!
     
  19. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    This. Don't tell her.
     
  20. Danny-boy

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    Lol, I guessed as much.
     
  21. A4_MaJiK

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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.
     
  22. azibux1

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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?
     
  23. Danny-boy

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    No, the bell is normally part of the disc.
     
  24. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    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.
     
  25. azibux1

    azibux1 Well-Known Member Team Sepang Audi S3

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    Okay thanks that makes sense

    I assume it would be the same design for a 58 plate S3?
     
  26. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    I imagine so, yes. It's pretty much the norm for brake disc design.
     
  27. azibux1

    azibux1 Well-Known Member Team Sepang Audi S3

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    Alright then (Y)
     

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