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....