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« on: November 12, 2018, 07:17:53 PM »
Im thinking about painting my brake calipers. Can anyone recommend the best paint to use.

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Re: Painting
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2018, 08:55:12 PM »
The whole caliper or the writing on it?

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Re: Painting
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2018, 09:39:53 PM »
The whole Caliper. I just want to tart it up a bit.

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Re: Painting
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2018, 10:59:29 PM »
Foliatec make the most common kit but there are loads of different paints on eBay. You could just go with oil based enamel paint.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw=2+pack+caliper+paint&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR2.TRC0.A0.H0.Xfoliatec+caliper+paint.TRS0&_nkw=foliatec+caliper+paint&_sacat=0
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Re: Painting
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2018, 11:07:48 PM »
I gather that you'll need a specific brake caliper paint as the heat and the brake dust can quickly erode normal or unsuitable paints.  Never used any but you could try these :-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191060557770

https://www.halfords.com/motoring/paints-body-repair/specialist-decorative-paints/halfords-brake-caliper-paint-red-250ml

https://www.eurocarparts.com/caliper-paint

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Temperature-Brake-Caliper-Paint-System/dp/B004BQ87YK

http://www.brakecaliperspecialists.uk

If you go down the Euro Car Parts route I would suggest that you sign up to their email as you'll get discount voucher offers every other day that occasionally bring their prices down to something more like reasonable!

Be interested to hear what you choose and  how it works out.


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Re: Painting
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2018, 11:23:50 PM »
I used Rustoleum red oil based enamel on my 02 Mini Cooper disc centres and callipers. Seemed fine on it. :027:
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Re: Painting
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2018, 11:26:01 PM »
I personally wouldn't bother, it'll never look as good as factory. Why not remove the callipers get the sonically cleaned and then just refit and bleed using all new hardware like titanium or stainless bolts etc or even get them off and saturate them in brake cleaner, you may be surprised how well they clean up.
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