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Right painted my brake calipers today, took me only 4 hours :ohmy::lol:

Most of the time was looking for tools.. :unsure: and the front wheels were a ***** to get off.. anyways I started with rears, a quick clean with carb cleaner, let it dry briefly, masked it off with some old cloth and then splashed on Halfords red caliper paint, wasnt sticking very nicely.. anyways managed to do two coats. Then removed the masking, **** a bit of red was on the drum... :angry:

So then I went to shed, got out a bottle QD90 Machinery & Metal Paint went to touch up the drum, but got bits over the caliper.. so I decided to the paint the whole caliper black, ok it doesnt stick out like red and look as sporty, but went on a lot easier and looks really really classy B) So I done the rest with black :D (what a waste of a tenner on the Halfords paint :lol: )

I still have few questions tho.

How will the following factors effect the calipers? :crybaby:

1. Heat Resistance up to only 150°c?

2. I gave the calipers a quick clean with carb cleaner, not white spirit

3. I didnt stir the BIG tin properly

4. The tiniest amounts made their way onto the discs

5. I only applied one coat (which covered much better then 3 coats of halford paint)

I hope I wont have too much to worry about.

And when can I put on the LOCs 'LEXUS' stickers?

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And when can I put on the LOCs 'LEXUS' stickers?

Just b4 you put a coat of lacquer on.

Now if you'd asked me b4 i'd of given you a great tip to make your calipers look different.........too late now you've painted them.

Never mind you can see mine at Gaydon :whistling::whistling:

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Damm, :angry:

yep only 2 days too go :D

Pete, have a few people put the stickers on without laquer.. (some previous thread)

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I am not going to ask again...

When is someone going to offer to paint mine?

Juicy Judy makes a good cup of tea while you do the job...

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I am not going to ask again...

When is someone going to offer to paint mine?

Jusy makes a good cup of tea while you do the job...

Offering a drive in it before? :lol: (with a tank of nos)

Yes Judy makes top tea, trust me, was it PG tips or tai foo steve?

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Steve your good ladies name is Judy or have you forgotten :P

:offtopic: as you havent quoted it, He will edit it now pete :P

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Coffee man myself :whistling:

:offtopic: thats for americans.

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I am not going to ask again...

When is someone going to offer to paint mine?

Jusy makes a good cup of tea while you do the job...

i will help ya if you want, get the Folia tec caliper paint as the adhesion and covering are great. and it comes with all the stuff you will ever need!

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Now if you'd asked me b4 i'd of given you a great tip to make your calipers look different.........too late now you've painted them.

Whats the tip? been thinking of repainting my ones! :whistling:

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Now if you'd asked me b4 i'd of given you a great tip to make your calipers look different.........too late now you've painted them.

Whats the tip? been thinking of repainting my ones! :whistling:

See you on Sunday :winky:

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ahh.. I'm not going to be there. I'll be at Bluewater though! :crybaby:

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Now if you'd asked me b4 i'd of given you a great tip to make your calipers look different.........too late now you've painted them.

Whats the tip? been thinking of repainting my ones! :whistling:

See you on Sunday :winky:

Oh well you'll miss out then wont ya :P

You could always ring me or drop me a pm :winky:

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I havn't done mine yet but I've got the stickers waiting!

Am I too late for yor words of wisdom?

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