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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:05 pm 
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Hi!

Was talking to a mate last night about painting brake callipers on my fairmont. Do I need special heat resitant paint? Or will any old paint do?

I don't want to use the wrong paint and then my callipers start to peel cos of the heat generated by the brakes.

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:09 pm 
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Personally I would be using High temp paint, to-be sure, to-be sure.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 7:14 pm 
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yeah definately get some High temp paint, like VHT.
You've just gotta think, your brakes are gonna get pretty hot, even slowing down, driving slowly.
If you've got time, spray your hubs silver or something that takes your fancy as well,\. Cause in my opinion it finishes it off really well, if you're spraying the calipers.

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 7:21 pm 
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VHT make a range, or hi temperature paints, they also make one specially called Brake Paint, that'd be the way to go!
Just make sure you don't paint the shinny part of the brake discs and the brake pads - like some other retard on one of the forums a while ago!

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 11:24 am 
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just dont spray teh pads or the discs. i saw some turkey on a civic forum do that. now that was some funny s**t

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 11:30 am 
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janek wrote:
just dont spray teh pads or the discs. i saw some turkey on a civic forum do that. now that was some funny s**t

PML - what colour do you guys think looks best; red feels overdone, altho since my car IS red, i dunno...

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 11:34 am 
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My cars white with the brakes painted red looks phat....red car...how about blue or sumthin
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Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:46 pm 
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Daniel, I doubt you could get a metalic red to match your bodywork, and so a different red would look odd in my opinion! I'd go a dark blue or something like that if you wnat them to stand out and still get noticed, otherwise just black or grey. Actually silver might look alright?

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 1:05 pm 
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You can get it what ever colour you want if you have it made up..
I really dnot think i want red, well not red red like every other car out there.

Will have a play with photoshop.

 

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I was thinking of doing the same thing but itll be hard to paint round the tickford wings

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 1:58 pm 
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Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:01 pm 
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I was thinking of doing the same thing but itll be hard to paint round the tickford wings

the tickford wings wear off often on fbts, i dont think its a huge loss, you can always make a stencil n put it back on after; i might try that over the red in white - that'd look nice.
It will all take time tho, but i dont wish for them to stay the way they are, barely noticable that its got nice brakes.

 

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Yeah true, be nice to make me stand out

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 2:02 am 
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i just did mine yellow the other day, looks pretty noooice i recon, got alot of good feedback aswell.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 2:33 am 
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i just did mine yellow the other day, looks pretty noooice i recon, got alot of good feedback aswell.


Ya ride lokks nice with the rims in your gallery need to drop her IMO :wink:

 

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