Brake Calipers

Brian4

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I've got to change the front discs and pads soon and looking at the calipers they are all rusty. I was thinking of painting them all black whilst I have them apart, thoughts anyone.

Brian
 

si-forks

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I'am also interested in what people have used as mine are just big rusty lumps

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A good wire brushing and a coat of Smooth Hammerite is as good as anything. ;)
 

DangerousDave

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I don't think that normal Hammerite will take the heat. I used Halford's Brake Caliper Paint.

If you can, remove the caliper to paint it. At the very least take the pads out, unbolt the carrier (#2) and remove the rubber bushes (#12).



I'd also suggest that you paint the pads the same colour as it looks really strange having pads that are a different colour.
 

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Unless you intend tracking your car and expect to overcook your brakes from time to time then Hammerite smooth is the way to go. I have also seen calipers painted with a mix of gold and silver hammerite which gives the same finish they came out of the factory with.
 

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mine have been painted with Hammerite for over 12 month and still look ok
 

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I used engine enamel on the calipers but only because it was already in my garage.
For the hub part of the discs I have used both silver and black smooth rite without any problem.
The best effect though if you can lay the car up for a few days is powder coating.
I think Shantybeater did this and someone else but I can't just recall who.


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Frank.A

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Hammerite has been on the Passat calipers since I bought it new in 2003,no problems. :)
 
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badman gee

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just painted mine yesterday.

nice and blue.

i used stp caliper paint.

no brush marks, dries with a gloss finish.

:D
 
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badman gee said:
just painted mine yesterday.

nice and blue.

i used stp caliper paint.

no brush marks, dries with a gloss finish.

:D
And here is a pic...

 
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badman gee

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badman gee said:
just painted mine yesterday.

nice and blue.

i used stp caliper paint.

no brush marks, dries with a gloss finish.

:D
And here is a pic...

nice!

you get better apprentice, id love to meet you. same soh!
 
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badman gee

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painted mine on the car, didnt remove them.

came up a treat.

blue calipers with red pads looks like the m badge!
 

Brian4

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Thanks everybody for your replies and as si-forks says they look rusty blobs, so I will go the hammerite route when I change the discs and pads.


Brian
 

billz

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Like Titan (terry) i also use Engine Enamal. With a couple of coats the crap then just wipes off.
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