Brake Calipers

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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?

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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.

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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:


But for a blue car, I prefer yellow:


(sorry - couldn't find blue Zed)
 

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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?

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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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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???
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Gone power crazy since I bought an electric polisher Mark:mad:

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

I think mine was stp
 
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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.
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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!
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