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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 18th April 2011, 20:04 Thread Starter
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Painting Brake Calipers

Today I had the afternoon to myself so after watching a few episodes of Family Guy, American Dad and Scrubs I got off my bum and decided to dedicate some time to my CTR.

I had planned to tidy up the alloys by giving them a good cleaning and also re-painting my brake calipers, as they were looking a little tired. Also thought I would give a shot at painting the Type and R different colours.

So onto some pics....

Starting off with a fairly dirty wheel and brakes (although you can't see).


So off with the wheel!


Looking a little jaded and tired so had to clean it up first (no photos) and give it a base layer of paint. While that was drying took the time to clean the wheel:


Then another layer of red before chancing my luck on trying to do the Type in Black... why is it you have a stable hand right up until the moment you touch what you are painting?! Anyway:


Content enough with that I though may as well do the R in white:

I actually wasn't that happy with that, and may still clear over it with black in the future.

Return the wheel:


And lower the car again!


That actually took a little longer that I expected (I blame cleaning the wheel) so I will have to do the other one tomorrow. I will also take a shot from distance with the car back down to give some perspective.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 18th April 2011, 20:09
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Looks awsome J_H, 100% better than OEM look... what paint did you use? Hammerite?

Just finished mine last week... Took 3 coats of Hammerite smooth and I cheated with the lettering as I used a 'Honda' caliper decal from Ebay!
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Thanks Andy, yeah I used the same although with the hand painting lettering!

Thanks! I'm surprised that the wife likes it as well, she was a doubter beforehand.

Edit: The photos are sideways so people may need to rotate their monitor, as editing them all is probably more hassle than it is worth!
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Looks great, whenever I look at one of these threads I think ' I must go do that myself this weekend'

Where did you get the paint? I like you want to use red black and white, but I don't want to spend 20 quid on each different colour.
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Do you want to come borrow mine?! I had the black for doing some metal work a while back, the red from last year when I did the calipers originally and the white I took some from a neighbour after finding out.

I'm off work all this week so if you are interested I have absolutely no problem you using the paint at my place, I'll give you a hand as well!
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Thanks Andy, yeah I used the same although with the hand painting lettering!

Thanks! I'm surprised that the wife likes it as well, she was a doubter beforehand.

Edit: The photos are sideways so people may need to rotate their monitor, as editing them all is probably more hassle than it is worth!
lol takes the time to hand paint the lettering but is defeated by photoshop!!!
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Yeah lol. Well they were the right way up and then they were transferred by bluetooth which messed it up. If I get bored in the future I may correct it...
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The other side successfully done and uploaded - this time the correct way up!
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very nice mate, i must do something with mine the rears look like they have white mould on them and the fronts are brand new shiny silver
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The rears are so small, I don't want (read can't be bothered) to do them. I'm not sure they look that good on the CTR. I've seen someone who has de-rusted and cleaned up the edges of the brake disks and then sealed them to prevent them rusting up again - and I'm thinking about that.
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Some APC in that wheel arch would have been a good opportunity
Wheels and calipers look good though
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Do you recommend a particular APC?

I'll be getting some Iron X and Opti-Seal soon as there were some stubborn tar spots that hadn't come off the inside of the wheels, and in the future I want them properly sealed to try to make rinsing off the brake dust easier.
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i know this is an old thread but hopefully someone will see

Can i use halfords high temp red engine paint? And a dremel with wire brush bit to get the rust off...
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i know this is an old thread but hopefully someone will see

Can i use halfords high temp red engine paint? And a dremel with wire brush bit to get the rust off...
100% yes, saves your elbow grease
I used a similar attachment for my cordless drill.

I used Halfords caliper paint but you can use any high temp paint.
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Looks good. Big improvement
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100% yes, saves your elbow grease
I used a similar attachment for my cordless drill.

I used Halfords caliper paint but you can use any high temp paint.
Thanks syx! Gonna start doing mine today Saw some in yellow the other day on a black car an they looked nice. Already got the red paint though so gonna just stick with.
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