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    Painting calipers

    Just wondering what`s the best paint to use on calipers. I know you can buy special paint that states it`s for use on calipers but don`t know if this is the best stuff to buy.

    Also, are there any tips for painting the calipers or is it just a case of clean and paint them.
    MK4 Golf 1.8T, Euro Style

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    Smootherite works for me - three oats and you'll get a super duper dirt resistant finish.

    As for prepping - just a through clean, de-rust and de-grease is all that's needed.

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    Many Thanks for that.

    It may have been a silly question but once their done and on the car, I don`t want to be remove them again to re-paint.

    Thanks Again.

    Barry
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    barry i would say use one of the kits that you can buy they cost around £20 but they will only need one coat that way best to do them B4 you stick them on the car as well

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    hammerite smooth. about £5 for a nice size tin.

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    Never had a problem using hammerite and its designed for going on rusty uneven surfaces.

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    i personally get the wire brush out and scrub them really well so that the calipers are shiny, and i bought one of those kits mentioned above, quite handy cause u get a tin of brake parts cleaner.
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    did mine yesterday, its the second car ive done now, i think the best way is the smooth them down as much as poss using wet and dry sandpaper, and wire brush for the loose bits of rust, other wise it dont look as good, then paint em with the £23 packs from halfords, no point mail order cuz postage, then leave em over nite, look good when done.

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    Ready to fit my 18"s now

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    that dose look nice mate if your going to fit 18's buy a 308mm upgrade they will look better with the 18's

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