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Painted Brake Calipers

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk4 (2002-2008)' started by BJM, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. BJM

    BJM Active Member

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    Had wanted to do this for a while but hadn't got round to it untill today. Took the calipers off but painted the carrier while it was still attached to the car. Wasn't sure what colour to go for - was thinking silver or gloss black, went for bright red in the end up. I think it looks good against the wheels. Here's some pics

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    Used Halford's high temp engine paint and a 1/2" brush. Only did the front 2 - will see how the paint holds up theni'll do the rears.

    Any opinions on the job I've done and the colour against the platinum paint?

    Cheers.
     
  2. Fez boy

    Fez boy Full Member

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    Looks good to me :)
     
  3. FR-RUSH

    FR-RUSH IBIZA FR TDI BLACK MAGIC

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    Ive been thinking of doing the same for a while, was it hard to get the calipers off?

    I reckon it looks good mate, as standard mine are starting to look a bit scruffy and they are very visable.
     
  4. BJM

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    Cheers Matey!
     
  5. BJM

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    It's very east to remove the calipers mate - 2 bolts (12mm) and slide it off. I also took the brake pad's off so as not to get paint on them! Mine were also looking scabby so gave them a wire brush 1st then a spray with some brake cleaner.

    Cheers.
     
  6. MK8

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    I want to do mine in the summer aswell, and my Dad said hell do his XKR callipers aswell, whats involved in removing the callipers?

    EDIT - already answered whilst i replied!
     
  7. BJM

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    It's very east to remove the carriers aswell - 2 18mm bolts - you really don't need to do this though once the brake pads are out!
     
  8. gazjones

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    i dint even remove calipers just took my time and a veery steady hand didnt bother taking them off as i will probably replace them for the 312 set up
     
  9. sted

    sted random wierdo

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    i just did them in situ when i painted the fiestas calipers and it dosent really matter if you do get paint on the discs it soon wears off
     
  10. Numenor

    Numenor Moddin' Noob

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    Very Nice I Like Them!!
     
  11. Nath.

    Nath. The Gentlemans Express

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  12. T. Spark

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    Dunno, black looks good tbh!

    I whent for red, but gunna take them off and do them again with lots more paint, and keep them off the road for a day to dry!
     
  13. MK8

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    Has anyone painted their rear hubs aswell? If you have them?
     
  14. Nath.

    Nath. The Gentlemans Express

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    no mate most people try not to draw attention to the fact that they have rear drum brakes..:whistle:

    If they look tatty paint them black or silver but red will look like your trying too hard..;)
     
  15. Bunnin

    Bunnin Stealth machine

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    I painted all 4, looks better than standard so its gotta be a bonus
     
  16. gazjones

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    i had one balck and one rusty gold colour so i did it to get rid of that really and make them look a bit nicer!
     
  17. Bunnin

    Bunnin Stealth machine

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    yeh mine were goin a ghost white colour
     
  18. gazjones

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    lol multicoloured brake calipers lol
     
  19. MK8

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    Paint them Red - do you think im mad? Or a Chav? I meant black, mines like adim silver colour, and i cant think whether painting them black will make them look neat and unnoticable, or draw attention to them, im going to paint the fronts black aswell when exams are over
     
  20. Nath.

    Nath. The Gentlemans Express

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    on post no 11 I posted these, I think they look tidy without drawing attention what do you think?

    http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g217/nathwarr/brakes2.jpg
    http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g217/nathwarr/brakes1.jpg
     

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