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    before my bbs rims arrive tomorow, i would like to paint the callipers red, in which i have looked at paints, such as calliper paint from halfords and also hamarite paint.

    is their a paint which you guys recomend, which i could find in stores easily too?
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    Officially 2 part high temp brake lacquer.
    Unofficially, I've been using regular hammerite for a while now, probably about 3 different cars, and apart from a smell like hot paint for the first week or so (possibly from the hot paint), it's on and stays on.
     
     

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    High temp enamel paint is the stuff, halford do enamel paint especially for calipers, several colours - red is one of them iirc.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnd View Post
    Officially 2 part high temp brake lacquer.
    Isn't 2 pack only body shop spec stuff though? Super poisonous too?
     
     

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    @compact m54 is this the product
    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165495

    or is this better?

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165495


    before using it im going to clean the calliper, would i need to primer it? or could i just go ahead an spray
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnd View Post
    Officially 2 part high temp brake lacquer.
    Unofficially, I've been using regular hammerite for a while now, probably about 3 different cars, and apart from a smell like hot paint for the first week or so (possibly from the hot paint), it's on and stays on.
    i have used it once and i have gotta do all the calipers etc on my vert soon.

    it does work and its soooo much cheaper than the 2 pack type
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnd View Post
    Officially 2 part high temp brake lacquer.
    Unofficially, I've been using regular hammerite for a while now, probably about 3 different cars, and apart from a smell like hot paint for the first week or so (possibly from the hot paint), it's on and stays on.
    but do u brush or spray.....?
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    I have always user hammerite mate! Never had a problem...
    If it aint broke, don't fix it!!!
     
     

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    I just used a brush, It's quite a thick mobile paint so it will smooth itself but remember the caliper isn't too smooth anyway, so you won't get a finish like the bonnet.
     
     

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    can u get white caliper paint?
     
     

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