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Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:20 pm 
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Hi guys,

This is in regard to my previous thread http://fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=50537.

I have finally got around to painting my brake calipers, and I have to say a big thankyou to those who gave me some pointers in that last thread!

I got myself some degreaser, caliper paint, a wire brush and some masking tape to do the job and it worked out great. I cleaned my very dirty calipers, and used the masking tape and plastic bag to cover everything up, that was a great idea and worked flawlessly!

I have only got the front done at the moment, and will get onto doing the rear tomorrow.

Here are some progress pics, looks better in person though!

 

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:23 pm 
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Looks heaps better esp since they stand out behind the wheel 8-)

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:24 pm 
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nice mate.
they look alot better make the brake system look alot better.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:29 pm 
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TONNES better!!! 8-) looks very nice the red paint on the calipers.. Classic colour.. :wink: ..needs to be dumped now.. :wink:

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:34 pm 
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Thanks guys! I'm very happy with it!

Aha I agree fordfreak ef, once the extractors go in, that will be on the cards.

It's funny going to cruises and your the only one with 4wd height there.
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Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:41 pm 
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Looks great, can I drop mine around on the week-end
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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:59 am 
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You should have tried polishing I did xruteboys without taking them off and they looked great. EF only have alloy rear but BA on and XF XG are alloy and only take about an hour per wheel.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:13 am 
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Hey nice.. that was also on my list of things to do as well, it's gone a bit higher now :D

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:31 pm 
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Looks good mate. I like your SR front too, i have the same kit on mine. Are you going to get the rest of the kit? I got my whole SR kit pretty cheap on ebay.
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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:15 pm 
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Well it's the second day I've been working on these calipers now, and it was time for the rears to be done.

I used another whole can of degreaser cleaning up the very dirty calipers and rotors.

The rear rotors were all rusty and yuck so they got a nice coat of black, while the calipers were again done in red.

Found a mound of red dirt (so that's where it was coming from when i cleand it!) that was like rock on top of the rear spring.

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Looks good mate. I like your SR front too, i have the same kit on mine. Are you going to get the rest of the kit? I got my whole SR kit pretty cheap on ebay.


Thanks mate!

I bought this car 6 months ago, and it was evident there had been a minor prang in the front as the front plate is a little rippled.

They must have changed the front bar to this one and quite honestly until your post I did not realize it was not the standard bar! But after a little research with google, I'm pretty happy I do have this front bar, looks much better then the standard one :)

So in response to your question, no I haven't looked into getting the rest of this kit as of yet.

I envy your pretty black car with cool headlight covers and sweet rims tho :)

 

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:19 pm 
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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:39 pm 
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You should have tried polishing I did xruteboys without taking them off and they looked great. EF only have alloy rear but BA on and XF XG are alloy and only take about an hour per wheel.
can XG front calipers be retro fitted to ef? cos the polished calipers on the green ute looked hot... if not then i might colour code my calipers to the body colour of my car.. :wink:

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:15 pm 
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very nice man, i did my AU Fairy brakes in Gold (to suit my Gold paint colour) was happy with the job, but it doesnt take them long to get dirty... i sorta wish i had done them red, it stands out more...

nice job though :)

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:15 am 
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I did mine a few months back, still as bright as ever, easier to clean too :)

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:51 pm 
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me too. still looks nice and shiny as if i painted them yesterday!
I didnt just paint the caliper, i painted the drum also..

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