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Red_SXi
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10th Mar 03 at 21:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hi,

I asked about this before. I am picking up my new Sxi on Thursday which will have the 16" Sri wheels on it, so I want to paint my calipers to show the wheels up a bit better.

Right first question, the car is Red, so what colour calipers will look good? I'm thinking red or maybe yellow ???

The next thing is what do i paint it with, people before said Hammerite, i've been lookin on the hammerite tin, and it doesn't say anything about being heat resistant? Is it ? Becuase i'd rather brush the paint on than spray,

Any help would be appreciated, cheers
Meat-Pie-SRI
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10th Mar 03 at 21:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

caliper painting kit maybe??
Red_SXi
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10th Mar 03 at 22:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

And does that involve spraying or brushing ?
Meat-Pie-SRI
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10th Mar 03 at 22:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

brushing...............
Ed Renshaw
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10th Mar 03 at 22:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Don't waste your money - get some smooth Hammerite. Same stuff, just cheaper.
Red_SXi
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10th Mar 03 at 22:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Is it heatproof tho ?
Ed Renshaw
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10th Mar 03 at 22:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Aye
Mav 3000
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10th Mar 03 at 23:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Don't paint them yellow if your cars red!

Hammerite Smooth is ideal. Wire brush the calipers to get all the rust off 'em first mind, and apply 3-4 coats of paint.

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10th Mar 03 at 23:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i did mine wiv hammerite i only put 1 coat on but im a bone head need sum more coats tho jus cant be arsed
JayC
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10th Mar 03 at 23:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

U won't have to wire brush them if ur car is brand new.. Just paint it straight on.
Mav 3000
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11th Mar 03 at 00:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

True JayC. Don't paint over rust though all you other ppl!
leeshez
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11th Mar 03 at 06:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I got some Hicote from halfords 5.99 a tin heat resistant i did them 12 months a go in green and i repainted them last week with silver loooks nice [img] http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/colours.gif[/img]
FrankP
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11th Mar 03 at 08:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

then it will look like this:
FrankP
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11th Mar 03 at 08:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

all up

Red_SXi
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11th Mar 03 at 11:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

That is exactly wot my car is going to look like, cant wait til thurs now
Kris TD
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11th Mar 03 at 11:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

dont get me wrong but i thought they came with red calipers anyway.
Red_SXi
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11th Mar 03 at 11:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The Sri does, mine is an Sxi with the above wheels, so i want to paint the calipers to make it look similar
Kris TD
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11th Mar 03 at 11:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

fair enough. just use smooth hammerite, u have to repaint the drums every now anfd then but the calipers wont ever need redoing.
Red_SXi
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11th Mar 03 at 11:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i'm not sure what the drums would look like painted red, any opinions or pics?
Kris TD
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11th Mar 03 at 11:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

paint em or they will rust, do them black if not red.
Red_SXi
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11th Mar 03 at 11:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ok, i probably will do. thanks for the help guys
antonOO2
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11th Mar 03 at 12:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

what colour calipers do you reckon on a rio verde corsa

cheers peeps
Kris TD
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11th Mar 03 at 12:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

silver anton.

 
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