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What colour to paint the calipers?

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What colour to paint the calipers?

Postby roundymoony » Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:38 pm

Hey,
I was thinking bout painting the calipers on my altezza.
what colour do you think would suit it best? or should I just leave them??
Any help appreciated :D

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Re: What colour to paint the calipers?

Postby Dan » Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:41 pm

roundymoony wrote:Hey,
I was thinking bout painting the calipers on my altezza.
what colour do you think would suit it best? or should I just leave them??
Any help appreciated :D

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depends if you want them to stand out or not. i painted mine red and got nothing but abuse of mates etc slagging me! On yours i would go for gold to make them stand out or silver just to blend in. I have some caliper stickers if you want

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Re: What colour to paint the calipers?

Postby Evelyn » Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:46 pm

Id go with the same colour as the alloys & the stickers would finish it off...
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Re: What colour to paint the calipers?

Postby Shane M » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:04 pm

I think gold would look pretty decent 8)

Im gonna paint mine aswell, maybe just in silver though... (or was thinking of yellow :oops: )

Do you have to use special paint? or can you just use hammerite ?

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Re: What colour to paint the calipers?

Postby xnickx » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:14 am

Just prep the caliper (wash and brakeclean) and just paint right onto the caliper!

Clear ontop if you want but I didnt and still going strong after 3 years!

I choose red:
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Re: What colour to paint the calipers?

Postby Evelyn » Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:31 am

Shane M wrote:I think gold would look pretty decent 8)

Im gonna paint mine aswell, maybe just in silver though... (or was thinking of yellow :oops: )

Do you have to use special paint? or can you just use hammerite ?

Ya few of the lads have used hammerite hear think it does the trick, you can get the high heat resistance paint in you motor factors its not that dear but your limited to colours... Biggest tip sand them down the paint will go on quicker & dry better....& do the drum in the back for the handbrake shoes because the caliper will show it up
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Re: What colour to paint the calipers?

Postby dlocko » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:06 am

GOLD
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Re: What colour to paint the calipers?

Postby Shane M » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:52 am

Evelyn wrote:
Shane M wrote:I think gold would look pretty decent 8)

Im gonna paint mine aswell, maybe just in silver though... (or was thinking of yellow :oops: )

Do you have to use special paint? or can you just use hammerite ?

Ya few of the lads have used hammerite hear think it does the trick, you can get the high heat resistance paint in you motor factors its not that dear but your limited to colours... Biggest tip sand them down the paint will go on quicker & dry better....& do the drum in the back for the handbrake shoes because the caliper will show it up



ok thanks Ev and Nick :)
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Re: What colour to paint the calipers?

Postby d2carazy » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:44 am

i had mine red but them changed to blue, for the red i used heat resistant paint, but than for the blue i used normal hammerite paint, and there is no difference in either paint, i done the blue with a paint brush and the red with a spray can, no real difference but the paint brush u didnt have to mask everything up, and then about 2-3 coats of clear lacquer, then you done

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Re: What colour to paint the calipers?

Postby moomoo » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:51 am

I just use normal aerosal spray, not the high temp paint normal people use :roll:

colour code them dark grey or gold does sound good too :wink:

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Re: What colour to paint the calipers?

Postby Evelyn » Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:08 pm

This is what I mean by sanding down things right, I did mine quickly thats why its coming trough again....
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Re: What colour to paint the calipers?

Postby Altezzahead » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:49 pm

ok i decided to do mine yellow to stand out against the dark color ... most people say its nice , did the back drum silver

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Re: What colour to paint the calipers?

Postby lanigan » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:18 pm

Altezzahead wrote:ok i decided to do mine yellow to stand out against the dark color ... most people say its nice , did the back drum silver


Pics?

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Re: What colour to paint the calipers?

Postby Altezzahead » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:48 pm

lanigan wrote:
Altezzahead wrote:ok i decided to do mine yellow to stand out against the dark color ... most people say its nice , did the back drum silver


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8) will take some friday after its wash

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Re: What colour to paint the calipers?

Postby Karl » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:17 pm

imo i think reds best colour for a caliper


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