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Old 11-11-2018, 07:35 PM   #1
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Brake Caliper Tidy Up

Today I had a bit of time to spare and managed to get my brake calipers tidied up and painted. They’ve been in a bad way for a while now as you can see below.





Please excuse the state the car/arches/wheels are in, I only had time to do one or the other so opted for getting the calipers sorted!

So I started by giving them a rub with a wire brush then a good spray with brake cleaner. I then set about the calipers, brake guards and hubs. Nothing too fancy, just silver and black!





I then opted to paint the clip black as I couldn’t find any wire wool to clean them up.



So here’s the finished article, pleased how they turned out! Thanks for reading!








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Old 11-11-2018, 07:46 PM   #2
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Looking good - certainly a big improvement
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Good use of that spare time Freshened things up nicely.

What did you use?
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Just used Hammerite, smooth silver & smooth black!


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Jobs like this make a lot of difference to the overall appearance. I did a similar thing on our old Corsa E, the callipers were looking tired after only 6k miles, but they weren't painted from the factory.
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Got as far as cleaning one of mine before I decided I need a decent jack. Good job on yours.
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Lovely job on those.
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I particularly like the black painted Spring clips. Nice work
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I particularly like the black painted Spring clips. Nice work


Me too and I hadn’t initially planned on that, I had wanted to polish them up a bit, but turns out black looks great on them!


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