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Old 28 Jun 2005, 07:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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caliper paint?

hey chaps.... gotta 99 dark met blue scoob and have just taken delivery and fitted a set of dynamic pro race 17in matt black wheels which look the dogs!!! they're crying for tidied up calipers behing them so looking to paint all four red... any suggestions on brands of paint and how easy/difficult it is.... much appreciated... cheers
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Old 28 Jun 2005, 07:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I used Hamerite smooth on mine...

Just used a small wire brush to clean them then sprayed them with brake cleaner.
Ready to paint, I used a half inch brush. then picked out the lettering afterwards with a modelling brush
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I used a foliatec kit from halfrauds on mine, quite expensive but the finish is bloody good!

I used a normal caliper paint on my last motor and this definately has a better finish

As for using, was a bit more of a pain than the normal caliper paint, found it needed a lot more coats. I used my dremmel tool with a little wire wheel on to prep the calipers, then just cleaned down using the cleaner in the kit
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I used a foliatec kit from halfrauds on mine, quite expensive but the finish is bloody good!

I used a normal caliper paint on my last motor and this definately has a better finish

As for using, was a bit more of a pain than the normal caliper paint, found it needed a lot more coats. I used my dremmel tool with a little wire wheel on to prep the calipers, then just cleaned down using the cleaner in the kit
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I also used Halfrauds red caliper paint. Easy to do cleaned them off with a wire brush, front 2 then the rear both 2 coats. I had some white radiator enamel spare so I used a soft sponge to high light the subaru letters on the front calipers Nice touch I though :wink: Still looking good over 12months later

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Old 05 Jul 2005, 09:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I used E-Tech paint on mine, it's cheaper than Foliatech and has the same finish, didnt apply it myself I got the guy from my wheel furb place, when I had my wheels done to do it ops: but I know preparation is the key to a great finish :wink:
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