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    Cool painting calipers

    lads bit of advice, is it possible to paint these while they are on the car? what paint do ye reccomend? i have some spare car spray paint lying around to test it out.

    just not too good at taking off the callipers.


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    i would if i could but i cant (be arsed)
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    Smooth hammerite will do it and comes in a good range of colours.

    You can do it on the car, but you'll have a job cleaning them up before you start, and they won't look as good once done.

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    cheers geoff

    so do you recomend leaving them as is instead of painting them??


    would you reccomend any other options?
    i would if i could but i cant (be arsed)
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    No - I recommend painting them

    all you need to do is unbolt the caliper, but leave those hose connected - you should be able to paint that easily enough. Don't let it dangle by the hose tho - it's not a good thing

    if you can remove the carrier, then do so, and paint that off the car.

    Make sure you don't paint the sliding surfaces, but if you do you can easily scrape off the paint with a stanley knife after it's dried

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    ill prob do them while on the car, recomend any cleaning agent? carb cleaner...im a complete novice when it comes to brakes, thinking of uprating the discs at some stake too but im guess its a real ball ache to do if you dont really know what you are doing........
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    Only use a proper brake cleaner or meths - anything else might contaminate the pads. And try to get as much crap off the calipers before you start painting - a small wire bush is good (or a dremel with wire brush attachment)

    After you've clened them just follow what it says on the tin - two coats is a minimum, preferably 3

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    personally mate id rather have them powder coated then painted
    Go where the mind takes you, just take it in style

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    thanks Geoff/Scooter

    cheers for the help lads (dont even know where in cork, ireland i would look to get powder coating done!!!)

    im having enough trouble at the minute trying to source a person who retrims car interiors.... do'h!!
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    some people who refurbs wheels should be able to do that really
    Go where the mind takes you, just take it in style

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    alot cheaper to buy a can of hammerite TBH if you had them powdercoatd you would need a complete strip and rebild. i did my fronts off the car, but am doing rears on the car.
    Astra VXR - Arden Blue, Diamond cut 19's, Cruise Control, Debaged, Folding Mirrors, CD70 NAVI and CID + Aux-In, Factory Bluetooth, Piano Black Interior Trim, Full Milltek Unresonated Exhaust

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