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Old 04-04-2002, 01:47   #1 (permalink)
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There was a thread a month or so ago about painting brake calipers.

I've done mine and finally got around to getting the film developed. None of these fancy digital cameras for me!

I did these with High Temp engine paint, though I have been assured that normal enamel paint will do.

The hubs were done later on in black to hide the rust!

This pic is a before shot
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Old 04-04-2002, 01:49   #2 (permalink)
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All finished

People are always asking me what kind of brakes I have. Must make up a name one day.
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Im curious if you primed them? :0
Because last time i didnt, they came off within a few months! lol!

Looks good! .. should of went yellow or something, red with red! come ooooon! looks sweet!
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No I didn't prime them, just gave the calipers a good clean. It will be interesting to see how long they last. I did the hubs about a month or so after the brakes and it seems to have held up so far!

I thought of yellow actually, but then decided that it might look too much so I chickened out and stuck with the red.
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That looks awfully familiar... :s6:

We have done the same thing with our black XR, shall have pics up as soon as the film is developed. Pretty much the same, but we painted the hubs siver, looks nice and clean. Also thought of yellow like those on a porsche, but it wouldn't tie in with any other colours on the car.

As for the paint coming off, they were cleaned with a wire brush as well as cleaning stuff. We used the paint in the spray can, couldn't find any of the brush-on paint. Had to give it lots, and I mean HEAPS of coats because the paint was so thin. They still look good, but need a clean and a bit of a touch up in places where some of the paint came off when dad was fitting it back on or something.

Only thing left is to to do the Tickford logos in silver on the front ones.

Pics coming soon!
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Just finished putting the XR6 stickers on the skirts. Should see them FF, Sweeet!!

I'll get photos of them after I get back from Melbourne in May.
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Kewl! Starting to see some resemblance between our cars... but they don't have all that much in common really!
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there is a product out at the mo for brake calipers specifically.. It has its own spray on cleaner & brush on applicator, I think from memory that the paint was an enamel....
Apparently the ducks nuts??!!
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