Brembo calipers - heat-resistant paint?

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  1. 6th.replicant

    6th.replicant Senior Member

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    Want to refurb my LCR's brake calipers.

    Anyone know if the calipers' original paint-spec is heat-resistant? (I assume not, which might explain their current hue - a rather uncool shade of pale pink. :hide:)

    I've looked in the 'Refurbing Your Brembos: For Dummies' guide & it only refers to clear-lacquer.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. D.K

    D.K LCR 225

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    Has the red paint come off ?? If not you should only need to laquire them.
    I'v always used Hammerite on brake caliper's and never had any problems
     
  3. mcbeowolf007

    mcbeowolf007 Guest

    Regular paint in my case worked. there is a Foliatec kit that resisit at high temps..but i don't think it worths
     
  4. 6th.replicant

    6th.replicant Senior Member

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    They're not showing bare metal, just a universal shade of pale, faded, matt pink. (Maybe all I need to do is ask Trevor - he currently has car in for alloys' refurb & body mop - to re-lacquer 'em?):confused:
     
  5. D.K

    D.K LCR 225

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    Trevor might beable to do them
     
  6. jordyboy004

    jordyboy004 Leon Cupra 1.8t 20v

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    halfords do some hammerite heat res paint in a spray can. £8 a can. i just got some yellow for mine.
     
  7. Rocky Rocastle

    Rocky Rocastle AKA Tim

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    trust me mate, if there faded just re-laquer them and save some time, i did mine a couple of weeks ago a few fresh coats of laquer made them look miles better
     
  8. Andrewcupra TDI

    Andrewcupra TDI Resident Desk Jockey

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    i would have thought laquer will just put a shine to whats there , as its clear, so shiny pink !!

    halfords now stock their own caliper paint among other stuff like exhaust paint etc ,
     
  9. james walker

    james walker cooling is the key people

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  10. m.r.davies

    m.r.davies God's Property

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    damn good guide that if i do say so myself ;)
     
  11. oldman

    oldman Senior Member

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    could try simoniz sperex spray paint
    looking at this myself along with their lacquer to finish - just need the dosh and time of which i have neither for both
     

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