Rusty Hubs...

a3_dan

Registered User
Hi all,

My TT has started to get rusty hubs and the calipers are looking like they migth start soon too!

So...what with having a long weekend approaching, I might get my hands dirty and clean them up and give them a lick of paint.

I want them to still look like new and OEM, So what silver paint do you folks recomend i use for the job? Also any guides would be helpful!

Cheers,
Dan
 

moag

she's no d-turbo
Clean with degreaser/APC
Rub down with wire cool/sand paper
Paint with hammerite smooth silver/black


Its an easy job and really improves the look of the car! Just take your time to ensure the brakes are cleaned properly.
 

cloughy

Registered User
As above, did mine last week using smooth silver for the hubs and black caliper paint for the brakes, looks so much better as a result

 
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a3_dan

Registered User
Cool, hopefully the weather will be nice this weekend to get this done. how long do you need to leave to dry before you can drive again?
Can you use the hammerite on both the hubs and calipers?
 

moag

she's no d-turbo
Yep, hammerite is fine on both hubs and callipers

How long do you wait before driving? Depends on temperature really, I did mine a few weeks ago and drove 2hrs later. A few hours is fine, hammerite sets fairly quickly
 

a3_dan

Registered User
Bought everything to do the job this weekend but weather is soo bad haven't been able to do the job yet.... grrrrr
 
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