04-18-2010, 04:53 AM
The calipers on my 2003 9-3 Aero are looking a bit brown and I would like to spruce them up a bit.
Has anyone got any experience of using brake caliper paint to good effect?
Product recommendations would be great.
04-18-2010, 05:25 PM
halfords brake caliper is very good I used red it has been on car for over a year with no fading also vht spray paint works
04-19-2010, 03:46 AM
I used the Halfords silver spray on my last car. It lasted well over a year before it needed touching up. Just make sure you mask up the hoses etc and give it a clean with brake cleaner and a wire brush. Watch out for the dust though!
04-19-2010, 09:04 AM
I used the Halfords silver spray on my last car. It lasted well over a year before it needed touching up. Just make sure you mask up the hoses etc and give it a clean with brake cleaner and a wire brush. Watch out for the dust though![/b]
Presumably I need to remove the pads too?
04-19-2010, 10:07 AM
Now don't snigger but.....
...I cleaned my calipers with carb cleaner spray, paint over with Kurust then used Humbrol Enamel paint - yes the one used on Airfix models, colour was Battleship Grey. :thumbsup:
That was 3/4 years ago and it still looks fine:
04-19-2010, 04:06 PM
Hey Naranto i agree with you.I had a black 3 litre alfa 75 and i did my calipers in pale blue plasti-kote enamel,looked good and lasted my two years of ownership.
04-20-2010, 02:58 AM
Presumably I need to remove the pads too?[/b]
I did my painting while changing the pads so they were out anyway. You could do it with them in but just use plenty of masking tape to cover the bits you don't want painted!
04-27-2010, 01:33 PM
Hammerite works well. Some lovely colours too.....
04-27-2010, 03:41 PM
Hi Mark B, did you just put it on with a brush?
05-03-2010, 01:13 PM
Sorry for the delay in replying. I haven't been around much for a few days. I just wire brushed the calipers and degreased with brake cleaner and brushed on smooth black Hammerite. That was a few years ago. It's only damaged where stones have got between the caliper and the wheel.
05-03-2010, 03:51 PM
Hammerite works well, I used gold smooth the first time I did mine.
Then I went with yellow.
I used some QD90 high gloss, high temp metal paint.
This stuff is evil paint to work with, its very thin & requires several coates to cover well.
That said, once the job is done it lasts & brake dust just falls off with normal washing.
I kept mine like this for about two years.
Now Ive gone all red.
I work with trucks so as I wanted to paint my Koni's Ive gone with red truck/bus chassis paint.
It seems to be coping very well with the heat too.