2002 e46 compact 318ti - colour coded p.sensors and calipers painted

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  1. 2002 e46 compact 318ti - colour coded p.sensors and calipers painted 
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    sprayed the parking sensors to match the car yesterday and today i tackle the calipers.

    I bought myself a drill rust remover to take off most the crud off but also bought myself some degreaser which worked like magic. amazing stuff.

    here are the pics









     
     

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    That looks the biz mate.

    Now that my MOT and repairs are out of the way, I'm going to get some of the cosmetic bits done on my car (DIT wheel refurb as my other half cannot seem to keep away from kerbs, angel eyes, black grills, colour code all rubbing strips and paint calipers).

    What caliper paint did you use?
     
     

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    i got hammerite smooth mate. first coat goes on a little thin. second coat finishes it off perfectly.

    i used this stuff to get the rust off:
    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165594

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165557

    and a brake dust degreaser because its safe to use on the break disks and pads.

    be careful when jacking the car up on the bmw jack. its not very strong on full extension. actually anywhere past halfway is a bit risky. almost collapsed even with jack stands in place. luckily a mechanic down the road had a decent one to lift the car back up. (to be fair i was doing it on an uneven road that sloped slightly.)
     
     

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    I was going to invest in a descent jack - GSF and ECP have them for around £30 plus VAT, so I figure that its worth it just in case (I've had to use the BMW jack one when I had a puncture, and it didn't inspire too much confidence!).

    I've got a week off in August, so I figured that would be a great time to get on with some of the painting as I can leave my car stood for 7 days.
     
     

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    Looking nice mate. Red is always the best colour to go for :P
     
     

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