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 Post subject: Painting BA XR6T Brake Calipers!!
Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:40 pm 
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Hey Guys,
Looking at painting my brake calipers on my xr6t can anyone put pics up who have painted theres for ideas!!!
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Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:33 pm 
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I have done a set of Calipers for my AU (they are BA ones). I took them apart, just took the outriggers off, and then painted them Blue like the High Series ones on the BA/BF. I bought the paint from Supercheap and it cost me $17.50.

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Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:36 pm 
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why do you want to paint them?
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Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:10 pm 
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Make sure you prep the surface properly!!

Metho, wax and grease remover etc. Very important.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Painting BA XR6T Brake Calipers!!
Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:10 pm 
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Kenay wrote:
why do you want to paint them?


Why not? it may be bling but isn't that what most of the mods people do are? :D
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Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:18 pm 
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thanks guys im looking at using Duplicolor Metal Cast Anodised Blue from supercheap anyone used it??
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Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:25 pm 
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Bullyz_XR6T wrote:
thanks guys im looking at using Duplicolor Metal Cast Anodised Blue from supercheap anyone used it??



pretty sure that has to be painted over a chrome surface for it to work.. maybe if you polished the calipers first... not worth it unless your building a show car imho

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:29 pm 
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yeah u can buy a duplicolor base/ground coat apparently which works well with it! apparently you can do you rocker cover in it aswell is that true
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Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:44 pm 
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yeh i painted my rocker cover with that stuff not that long ago, comes up really nice with the base coat

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:03 pm 
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F you use the anodized paint make sure you use the base coat though or it'll look like utter s**t
have painted my rocker cover with it came up pretty good the anodized part is very thin though
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Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:09 pm 
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thepistonhead wrote:
Make sure you prep the surface properly!!

Metho, wax and grease remover etc. Very important.

and even more importantly, do not get brake fluid on them when bleeding them, nastiest stuff around.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:37 pm 
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or you could do it this way
all you need is:

Masking Tape
Plastic Bags
Wax and grease remover
Preferred Caliper paint colour
Couple of rags
some sand paper

Take your wheel off , wash the caliper and then use to wax and grease remover to get rid of any left overs, give it a light sand and use the wax and grease remover again, wipe it dry, use the masking tape and plastic bags to cover your brake disc and any other parts you do not wish to get sprayed. Make sure its dry and all wax and grease is off
then spray away with your paint, leaving about 10minutes in between coats, give it about 3 - 4 coats, let it dry, then move on the next caliper

Quite easy man

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:45 am 
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Polish them!

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:13 pm 
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Get them HPC Coated, cooler brakes and it will look pimp as !

polishing them should attract to much heat ! but still would like nice !

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:45 pm 
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Kenay wrote:
why do you want to paint them?

because it looks s**t on bricks. otherwise.
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