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Old 25 Aug 2006, 12:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Caliper Painting

About to have a go at painting the calipers on my silver bugeye WRX.

Firstly, anyone know if Halfords own caliper paint is any good or should I just stick to Hammerite (or anything else)?

Secondly, I've now removed my blue mudflaps and am replacing them with black ones. So, I'm now torn between black or red calipers - objective opinions welcome.
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Old 25 Aug 2006, 02:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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personally i would go for blue........

but seeing as you only asked about black or red

umm...... let me see now

red

don't think black shows up as well....but thats only my opinion
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Old 29 Aug 2006, 01:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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personally i would go for blue........

but seeing as you only asked about black or red

umm...... let me see now

red

don't think black shows up as well....but thats only my opinion

Cheers Mal for offering an opinion.

As mentioned I had blue rally mud flaps on but got so many side ways looks and less than positive comments about the silver/blue combination I was finally swayed by the dark side and took them off. There's no going back either, sold them to a mate with a blue STi.

Anyway must have missed the issue of Max Powa which poured scorn over that colour coding. So, with no arguement from Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen and his mates for black, it looks like red it is.

That said still wondering if anyone has any thoughts on Halfords own brand paint
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Old 29 Aug 2006, 06:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The 06 Impreza have red calipers & I think they look rather smart


Never used Halfords own brand paint but Hammerite smooth is very good.
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Old 29 Aug 2006, 01:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Bought some caliper stuff meself and thought it were crap used hammerite(smooth) in the end on calipers and rear disc centres where they rust like fcuk-cant fault it just used black meself coz ive got enough on with the rest of me polishing without calipers aswell lol.
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I need to get mine done, or even just cleaned but its just a case of finding the time to clean then and then paint them... Also, where would I find the Brembo stickers too?
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Old 23 Oct 2006, 08:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Finally got it done! The photo shows the car with the painted calipers and the new Pi springs that lowered it 30mm - just a pity about the low sun.

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Looks great mate

How's the new springs? Better handling no doubt?
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Looks great mate

How's the new springs? Better handling no doubt?
Cheers M8.

Much better handling, especially as the rear shocks were bu99ered and replaced too. No more back end like a diving board. Just had a cheeky wee de-cat put on today to so things are just peachy
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ooh, nice one.....
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Sounds like peachy too

The decat doesnt half help too Noticed a big difference with my Sports Cat on mine... Lovely

Have you just replaced the shocks or just the springs or both? Sorry mate, I'm kinda blind!
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I had the rear shocks replaced as they were completely gone. I bought what I thoughtt were Jamex springs off good ole eBay for jusy under 70 but was sent a set of Pi springs instead which are normally about 115+ I always thought it sat too high so having it down even 30mm makes all the difference. I only got the 2nd cat taken out as I don't want to mess with the downpipe at this stage. Looking to get a Ninja centre and backbox in the new year. Once that's done I'm gonna start on the looks.
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Old 23 Oct 2006, 08:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Nice one.....i like the red calipers

My rear shocks are on the way out aswell, so looking around for a replacement kit at the moment
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My rear shocks are on the way out aswell, so looking around for a replacement kit at the moment
I just left it with the guys at my local garage as they're pretty good. That said they prefered to fit Subaru supplied shocks as I wasn't going for fancy kits, rather than budget ones from a factors - 108 each side
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I have a full Ninja system mate, downpipe, center and backbox and I'm very happy with it Never any problems and the sports cat makes a good deal of difference

Worth doing Thinking about a suspension 'upgrade' as I basically dont know whats on there so I'd rather replace whats there and get something that I know what it is!! (If you understood that, your a better man or lady than I!! )
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