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Painted calipers

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Little_Si, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. Little_Si
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    Fitted some new front brakes to my car yesterday. Standard discs with Pagid Fast Road pads. While I had it in bits, I carefully applied a coat of silver hammerite to the calipers. See pic below. I think it looks good. Much better than the dirty black they were before.

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    Only problem I have now is bleeding all the air out of the system. Pedal feels like a big sponge at the minute. I clamped the brake hoses before removing them to stop air getting back up, but I can't of clamped them hard enough.
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  2. imported_Strider81
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    looks neat - why not red though?
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  3. The Slug
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    or yellow even
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    personal taste i guess.. plus it matches the car colour.


    tidy job, nice and subltle /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif
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    I did think about red, but wanted a nice subtle look. It matches the car colour quite nicely too.

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    Very nice, i'm amazed no one ever paints their callipers beige though.
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    will hammerite stand up to the heat generated during braking?
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    I painted mine with black hammerite over 12 months ago and they still look fine. i also went for the subtle look.
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    [ QUOTE ]
    will hammerite stand up to the heat generated during braking?

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    You can get a high temp version.
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    i used normal car paint on mine and after 6 months they are still ok.
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    Yeah looks nice Si, nice paint job u must have a very steady hand, lol
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