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Brake Calipers

Discussion in 'Z4 Roadster & Coupé' started by EnthuZiaZT, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. EnthuZiaZT

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    What is the best way of repainting the brake calipers? Attached to the car or removed? Spray or paint brush? Which paint?

    Mike, The Mad Detailer
     
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    It really depends how good a job you want to do Mike ;)
    If you don't want to go to the extent of getting them blasted and powder coated,
    the best results will be obtained by taking them off the car and giving them a good clean before spraying them.
    If you want a quicker job just remove the wheels and brush paint them. Spraying in situ will need a lot of masking!
    As for the type of paint Smoothrite, Hammerite or high temp engine paint are all suitable.

    HTH
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  3. EnthuZiaZT

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    Thanks, they are not heavily rusted. I thought I might be able to remove the Calipers and hange them, still attached to the brake line and then spray them. I don't want to go to the trouble of having to bleed the system. Thought I might spray them Red to match a blue car.
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    Red always looks good:
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    But for a blue car, I prefer yellow:
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    (sorry - couldn't find blue Zed)
     
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    Hi Mike very confused with the new site at the moment, but i wirebrushed mine in situ & bought caliper paint from halford ,used a small brush and as it dries the brushmarks vanish, looks good (i did red, but they do various colours ) cheers pete
     
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    On this subject, what colour usually goes with a red car?
     
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    Ferrari yellow
     
  8. badman gee

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    I'd go with black for red, yellow or silver with a blue car
     
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    Another vote for black with red :)
     
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    Thats a point, BMW brake calipers never look very attractive. Well not like the Ferrari ones, they look sort of business like???
    Mike, The Mad detailer
     
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    What's this mad detailer nonsense mike!
     
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    Gone power crazy since I bought an electric polisher Mark:mad:

    Mike, the Mad Detailer.
     
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  14. badman gee

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    You need good quality paint, there are a number of companies on line.

    I think mine was stp
     
  15. badman gee

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    Have you got the hang of it mike
     
  16. badman gee

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    I need to do mine again, going to remove them this time, without disconnecting the pipes hopefully.
     
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    Thanks Paul, Looks a good place to shop.
    MikeThe Mad Detailer
     
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    No Mark, Tried to get a slight scratch out, on the Bonnet. Two hours later and the scratch is still there, That why I'm Mad
    Mike, The Mad Detailer
     
  19. badman gee

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    I need to spend some more time with mine mike,

    It's about getting the right pad, compound combination.
     
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    Perhaps I should have tried wet sanding the scratch off first, in other words, stick to something I understand!
    Mike The Mad Detailer
     

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