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    painting calipers

    whats the best way to paint them???


    clean and then brush on???
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    take the wheel off first helps.....

    but thats all I did and used hammerite in red?!
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    I went over them with a wire brush and them used black hammerite.

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    on my old car i washed them, went over them with a wire brush, washed them again and painted with a brush and hammerite looked ok

    gonna do mine blue when i get round to changing the discs

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    you can buy kits, which contains a cleanin spray, spray that on first then go over with a wire brush, then paint em whatever colour, jobs a gooden! saying that ive ordered mine this week, there guna be yellow!
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    I used the kit, quite good too.
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    Been waiting to do mine for about 4 weeks. Dont seem to get time and when I do it bloody rains! Gunna seal my wheels at the same time, 2 birds with 1 stone!

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    I did mine last weekend, i pured white spirit on the calipers, wire brushed the crap off and then painted up with hammerite smooth.

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    Clean with alloy cleaner.. rinse, paint with hammerite, give it a few coats, take the car for a run with heavy braking.. jobs done

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    If you lacquer it too then they will be easier to clean in the future


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