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Old 03-29-2005, 12:02   #1 (permalink)
Tony Boyle
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painting calipers

Hi,

I have just finished rebuilding a pair of front brake calipers for my
Defender. I would like to paint them to delay the inevitable corrosion, is
there a paint suitable for use in high temperature applications such as
calipers that anyone can recommend??

Cheers

Tony.


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Old 03-29-2005, 13:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: painting calipers

Tony Boyle composed the following;:
> Hi,
>
> I have just finished rebuilding a pair of front brake calipers for my
> Defender. I would like to paint them to delay the inevitable
> corrosion, is there a paint suitable for use in high temperature
> applications such as calipers that anyone can recommend??


There used to be a black spray on, called Sperex I think, which was sold
mainly for motorcycle exhausts, but which I reckon would be fine for
calipers.

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Old 03-29-2005, 14:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: painting calipers

Tony Boyle wrote:

> I have just finished rebuilding a pair of front brake calipers for my
> Defender. I would like to paint them to delay the inevitable corrosion, is
> there a paint suitable for use in high temperature applications such as
> calipers that anyone can recommend??


Your local motor factors should have some - simply called caliper paint.
Normally purchased by Nova owners wishing to paint their brake drums bright
colours, so don't be suprised if you only see red or yellow tins on the
shelf! otherwise Frost automotive have some which I've used in the past
(www.frost.co.uk).

Regards

William MacLeod
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Old 03-29-2005, 14:02   #4 (permalink)
Richard
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Re: painting calipers

I used smooth hammerite, undercoated with hammerite special primer. They are
not as bright now but the paint is still there ! Pics here:
http://www.richardsrovers.pwp.blueyo.../RebuildP6.htm
Richard
"Tony Boyle" <tony-boyleNOSPAM@NOtiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I have just finished rebuilding a pair of front brake calipers for my
> Defender. I would like to paint them to delay the inevitable corrosion, is
> there a paint suitable for use in high temperature applications such as
> calipers that anyone can recommend??
>
> Cheers
>
> Tony.
>



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Old 04-01-2005, 11:01   #5 (permalink)
Larry Shaw
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Re: painting calipers

Matt Black motorcycle cylinder head paint - theoretical improvement in heat
tranfer to air as well
but I dread to think how minor that is! If you use matt black you'll look
less like a poseur as well !

"Richard" <NO.SPAM@AT.NOSPAM.co.uk> wrote in message
news:lQj2e.22791$IH3.2991@fe3.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
> I used smooth hammerite, undercoated with hammerite special primer. They

are
> not as bright now but the paint is still there ! Pics here:
> http://www.richardsrovers.pwp.blueyo.../RebuildP6.htm
> Richard
> "Tony Boyle" <tony-boyleNOSPAM@NOtiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:3atn7aF6dfnnrU1@individual.net...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have just finished rebuilding a pair of front brake calipers for my
> > Defender. I would like to paint them to delay the inevitable corrosion,

is
> > there a paint suitable for use in high temperature applications such as
> > calipers that anyone can recommend??
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Tony.
> >

>
>



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Old 04-01-2005, 12:01   #6 (permalink)
Steve Taylor
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Re: painting calipers

Larry Shaw wrote:
> Matt Black motorcycle cylinder head paint - theoretical improvement in heat
> tranfer to air as well

In a similar vein, barbeque or stovepaint is damned good.

Steve
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