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    so got my new wheels fitted and the calipers look a little pants. they are rather rusty and dirty so they need to be cleanned first. ideally done on the car as im not majorly confident in removing them. wonder if it was safe to use hammerite rust remover: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HAMMERITE-RUST...item35a3aad8a9
    to remove the core of it before wire brushing it. would this also be safe on the brake disk?

    also i remember seeing a guide on here about cleaning and spraying the calipers. can anyone point me to it?
     
     

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    You can wire brush it first then put that stuff on but what i'd do is take the caliper off and submerge the whole thing like the ad says. I'm cheap and I used vinegar lol calipers still came up perfect and I brushded yellow paint onto them.

    What colour you going for?
     
     

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    I used rust remedy aswell, stops anymore corrosion forming
     
     

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    cool, im thinking either silver or black. like the look of red but its brembo wanna be! lol
     
     

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    if you like red go for red mate .. will look a lot better than silver thats for sure!
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    Yeah not too sure on silver, black will look ok cos you've got a silver car

    Thought of going white?
     
     

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    hmm white would be interesting as it goes. especially if i can find the new pearl white!
     
     

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    white could look really good.. but.. don't think it'll go on a silver car??

    I still reckon red would look best, with black/blue as 2nd/3rd choices..

    don't forget mind mate you need specific high temperature paint or you'll be re-painting once a week!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pallarisari View Post
    also i remember seeing a guide on here about cleaning and spraying the calipers. can anyone point me to it?
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    thanks guys. do you recon it would be safe to do with just a normal bmw car jack? or should i invest in some proper axle stands.
     
     

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