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Finally got off my bum

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by stevie_a, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. stevie_a

    stevie_a Zorg Guru (IV)
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    #1 stevie_a, Mar 23, 2014
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    Good job there ;)

    Looks a million times better!

    Must say your front shock looks a bit rusty :bag:
     
  3. GazHyde

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    That's a great price Stevie. I'm about to order discs & pads all round along with the rear hand brake shoes. Normally go with Pagid, but may have to investigate those!
     
  4. FRANKIE

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    They look like new calipers. How did you clean them up so well?
     
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    I found some drilled and grooved discs on eBay at the weekend for only £54.99 inc free p&p. quite a good buy I thought.:)
     
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    If your parking brake shoe expanders are not ok Gary, I still have a pair surplus to requirements.
     
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    [​IMG] +.[​IMG] + [​IMG]

    ;)
     
  8. FRANKIE

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    I thought you also might have dipped them in something. Or hot tanked them.
     
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    Did not even remove them from the car ....:oops:

    Or should i say did not remove the brake hose and sensor cable from the car..:wacky:
     
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    Cheers, will let you know :)
     
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    Only the none important parts....:p
     
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    Very small tin of Elbow Grease Stevie:ymdevil:.=))
     
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    The last time I got calipers, they were semi-loaded. That is to say that the part that the piston was in was new but the part that expanded was not and had to be cleaned. I managed to do a fine job using a dremel w/wire brush attachment. Almost came out looking like new. Next time I'll follow your lead and use some paint. I like the extra touch it gives them. Frankie
     
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    How's these for two-tone Frankie? I did these last Feb whilst wife was in Florida. 20130209_141406.jpg
     
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    Wow! You could see them on a car stopped for a light across the street!
     
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    I did ours Summer 2012 and still looking clean now. Not as shiny discs anyway. These were the Pagid discs and Pads.

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    I'm confused. Did you paint your rotors white?
     
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    They look very like a type we use at work and they have a bright matt silver finish that lasts quite well. Mine were over a year old when I got around to painting them.
     
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    All look good! I'm thinking about painting my callipers - what would "correct" colour be? - or were thay just the "milled" finish?

    Richieroo
     
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    Well Ritchie...the correct colour is really whatever you want. My 2-tone was just something I thought would work and as Frankie said you could see them " on a car stopped for a light across the street" which in US terms is quite a long way away. I think mine look really good, but as usual it's down to personal preference.:cool:
     

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