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    caliper paint

    alrite guys
    looking to paint my calipers as i got a few weeks sat doing nothing. what i need to know is whats best to clean them with and any recommendations on whats the best paint.
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    clean with an aerosol cleaner (brake cleaner) and a wire brush. Use hammerite paint it worked perfectly for me. I used 2-3 coats
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    Quote Originally Posted by spidercoupe View Post
    clean with an aerosol cleaner (brake cleaner) and a wire brush. Use hammerite paint it worked perfectly for me. I used 2-3 coats
    As above, dont waste your money on expensive caliper paints. Hamerite is perfect.
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    i used halfords high temp paint came out nice with 2-3 coats

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    halfords high temp paint does a good job, but first wire brush and clean well with brake cleaner...take alook
    http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/4286/dscn0260.jpg
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    hammerite doesnt wrk and it doesnt seem to be heat proof.
    best ive used so far is projekt paint from b & q.
    its heat proof fast drying enamel paint.
    only cost me 3 quid n put 4 coats on front and rears n only used half a pot

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    how can you say hammerite "doesnt" work when alot of people on here use it! Its worked for me for the last 2 years! It hasnt cracked or anything like that and i use my brakes heavily!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by supersterl View Post
    halfords high temp paint does a good job, but first wire brush and clean well with brake cleaner...take alook
    http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/4286/dscn0260.jpg

    hmmm that came out well nice...and theres me spending £24 on the paint...i didn't think u can use that paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandizzle1 View Post
    hmmm that came out well nice...and theres me spending £24 on the paint...i didn't think u can use that paint.
    was painted in feb 2009 and just wash once a week with hot water and turtlewax wash using an inch wide paintbrush to get between wheel spokes then rinse with a bucket of cold water for each calliper.....still as good looking now as it was then..
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    Quote Originally Posted by southwestastra View Post
    hammerite doesnt wrk
    I think you are in the minority.

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