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Hi, just got orange edition and want to get some coloured brake calipers - anyone got any suggestions ?
 

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Really? Yes, need to take wheel off. I used a nylon cup brush to get most of the crud off then the brake cleaner in the kit. Used an old envelope to keep paint off the disc!

 

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Halfords Brake caliper paint is good,2 or 3 coats after a brush off with a wire brush,clean with brake cleaner then apply. What colour are you going for with your Orange?
 

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I wouldn't recommend Halfords caliper paint. I've heard of horror stories where it melts and drops all over the wheels.

I wouldn't recommend any paint if you do trackdays as it'll burn, but if you must paint calipers I recommend Foliatec as it has a high melting point and when it goes it chars and flakes off.
 

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if you have the funds then consider geting some calipers from a scrapper and send them to Bigg Red for a coating or find a local powder coater?
 

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A couple years ago I painted mine silver with one of the Eurocarparts kits as the calipers both had nasty rust stains that I couldn't stand the sight of.

Lots of track days later using high temperature pads and the paint was still there. I still wouldn't recommend painting them a colour, it's a bit of an Astra GTE look.
 

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I think one of the problems with painting the calipers on these cars is that, as standard, the calipers look quite puny, so I am not sure I want to draw attention to them
 
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