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Caliper refurb

Tj 0785 Mar 7, 2018

  1. Tj 0785

    Tj 0785 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Bronze Supporter Audi S3

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    I’m refurbishing my new calipers I’ve got some brake cleaner and a dremmel with some sanding pads. 2 18z brembo seal kits and new pins, brake Caliper primer on order. My questions are can i use a normal paint and not a caliper paint if I’m using a vht clear coat and baking it as instructions say? As I’m not finding the colour I want in the Caliper paint but will try the local colourtone and see if they mix it? Also would these wire brush be to harsh for cleaning the Caliper
     

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  3. hendo#1

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    Unless you are constantly on track getting them hot, normal paint will be absolutely fine.

    I did my Brembos with acid etch primer and halfords spray paint. Still look great 18months later.

    Its all in the prep. I stripped, halved and blasted mine. Painted and rebuilt with new seals, bolts, nipples etc.
     
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    Tj 0785 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Bronze Supporter Audi S3

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    Mine are mono block but I willlook into getting them blasted I didn’t think off that I’ve also ordered new link pipes and bleed nipples I think the pistons should be re useable, it might see the odd track day but will mainly be road use
     
  5. S3 Hilife

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    I agree it should be fine mate For prep I used a fine flap wheel and various grades of sand paper and a cone ended fine wire brush attachment for the awkward bits
    I used the Hycote calliper paint as it comes in the colour I wanted. I wet sanded the primer between coats aswell to get a nice flat finish

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    Tj 0785 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Bronze Supporter Audi S3

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    I’m wanting a blue like this on mine 23AD1C21-41E3-44C5-821A-073F0F3D7BAB.png
     
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