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Old 19-11-2017, 08:12 PM   #11
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If you look at the pattern on the bells and the rust on the front of the caliper it looks like something strong has been used to clean the wheels and sprayed through and not been washed off thoroughly.

Standard unpainted calipers usually have some sort of plating coating to keep them looking reasonable until they're out of warranty. If they were completely bare they'd be rusty before the car reached its first customer.
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Old 19-11-2017, 10:20 PM   #12
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Last pair of discs I fitted, I applied gtechniq C5 to the hub body. It was applied Feb '16 and it's only just stsrting to show signs of corrosion coming up from the wheel mounting surface, not the main hub part.

Using it over a painted surface id hope it would resist corrosion for even longer
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Wheel hubs (small) project

Really interesting post. I’ve got similar problem with the polo suspect will be spring before I’m fit enough to sort it though


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Old 20-11-2017, 03:37 PM   #14
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Last pair of discs I fitted, I applied gtechniq C5 to the hub body. It was applied Feb '16 and it's only just stsrting to show signs of corrosion coming up from the wheel mounting surface, not the main hub part.
That would keep the original look as in his first pics, I have applied the old AS Krill in the past to do that but it breaks down a bit in winter. Looks nice on polished hubs though.
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That looks really good . What paint products did you use ? Last time I painted calipers I got the caliper paint ( red ) from euro car parts and it's noway as bright red as that and don't look anywhere as good .
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That would keep the original look as in his first pics, I have applied the old AS Krill in the past to do that but it breaks down a bit in winter. Looks nice on polished hubs though.
That's why I said apply it over the painted surface, and as it's currently lasted 20months on my car it's lasted better than C5 would typically last on my wheels.
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That looks really good . What paint products did you use ? Last time I painted calipers I got the caliper paint ( red ) from euro car parts and it's noway as bright red as that and don't look anywhere as good .


Believe it or not, i got the red caliper paint from Halfords. 2 coats applied. The first one looked rough. The second one looks perfect. Kinda looked orange at first but turned bright deep red when dry.


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