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    What better way to spend the bank holiday than to paint your hubs and calipers ?

    Took some photos to assist anybody that wants to do the same. I did the following;

    1. Cleaned all the paint off the hubs using an abrasive wire brush attachment in my power drill, and for the hard to reach areas, a Dremel type tool with a similar attachment. I then thoroughly degreased the area.

    2. I masked the bits of caliper I did not want to paint, however, I did not mask the disc, instead scraping the paint off afterwards with a sharp wood chisel. This was sheer laziness on my part.

    3. I then sprayed 2 coats of heat resistant primer on all parts, followed by 2 coats of silver high temperature paint.

    4. I sprayed the heads of the wheel-bolts while they were out.

    5. I took the opportunity to thoroughly clean the inside of the wheels while they were off and waxed them too.

    6. I then removed all the masking, re-attached the wheel and hey-presto.

    7. Whole process took about 4 hours, well worth it. This is the second time I have done them, they seem to last about 18 months before needing to be re-done.

    Pictures are in order, before, process, and result....






















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    Nice job mate
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    i did mine today but noware as good as yours, a can of hammerite in dark green to match the car, am glad i am not the only person would does this, as my next door neibour thinks i am mad, he the mad one with a 450bhp skyline that only runs for a couple days then breaks


    nice job cheers
     
     

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    Looks really good mate, just make sure you get all that paint off the disk before you drive it again because when it gets on the pads the brakes feel s**t and make an awful racket - I know because I've done that once and it was a pig to clean up afterwards and ended up changing the pads.
     
     

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    cheers mark...am gonna print that off..got new ac shnitzers and my discs nd calipers look crap!was gonna replace them but at approx £3000 for front and back!!!fk that..so new discs and a caliper paint job it is!
     
     

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    Me thinks someone has been paying very close attention to the posts by Gleam Machine

    Good work Mark, Getting ready for the Meet?

    I'm not even going to wash the Touring, I may even go and find a rusty bonnet just for a LAUGH
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by A20 RYM View Post
    Me thinks someone has been paying very close attention to the posts by Gleam Machine

    Good work Mark, Getting ready for the Meet?

    I'm not even going to wash the Touring, I may even go and find a rusty bonnet just for a LAUGH
    BUSTED !! I have painted the hubs before, but the calipers looked great on the e91 Rob did a couple of weeks ago.

    I'll be in the Fiat unless I get my rim sorted.
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    Nice job Mr Vorny....
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark@vorny.co.uk View Post
    BUSTED !! I have painted the hubs before, but the calipers looked great on the e91 Rob did a couple of weeks ago.

    I'll be in the Fiat unless I get my rim sorted.
    Just bang the spare on.... Oh I forgot you can't as it doesn't have one

    I hope you get it sorted mate but it would be nice to see the Fiat
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by A20 RYM View Post
    Just bang the spare on.... Oh I forgot you can't as it doesn't have one
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    looks top notch!!
     
     

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