DIY calliper painting or professional?

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catsandtrees
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Post by catsandtrees » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:10 pm

Hi folks,

as I have now had the joy of owning my little beauty for 3 months I thought I might look to get the callipers painted.

The front are like a sparkly gold colour, and the rear standard grey.

Would you recommend doing this yourself or is it best to pay a professional?

If professional then recommendations around Leicestershire would be appreciated.

Car is Storm grey. Thinking maybe red or yellow.

Thanks in advance.

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scharlton
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Post by scharlton » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:17 am

Hi,
I used these guys and bought their kit and painted the rears myself.

https://www.bcs-automotive.co.uk/

I was lazy and did not remove the calipers but you can get to all the visible surfaces to clean and paint. Results were great and still look great a year on. My only warning is order the kit when you are ready to do the job, I got delayed a year and the paint hardner had hardnened (doh) but they sent me another FOC.

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Also look at links below

viewtopic.php?f=21&t=4810&p=47760&hilit ... ers#p47760
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=4810&p=47760&hilit ... ers#p47756
2014 Coupe 5.0R RWD
White
Herts

cj10jeeper
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Post by cj10jeeper » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:25 am

It’s a really easy diy job and can get great results
Key is to remove callipers (leave hydraulics connected) and remove pads and carriers. This way there is no over painting and all faces get cleaned and painted.
Great paint from Halfords that dries and applies easily and on various cars I’ve owned last a good 5 years

Dirty job of course so if you prefer not to roll up sleeves then pay someone

catsandtrees
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Post by catsandtrees » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:40 pm

scharlton wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:17 am
Hi,
I used these guys and bought their kit and painted the rears myself.

https://www.bcs-automotive.co.uk/

I was lazy and did not remove the calipers but you can get to all the visible surfaces to clean and paint. Results were great and still look great a year on. My only warning is order the kit when you are ready to do the job, I got delayed a year and the paint hardner had hardnened (doh) but they sent me another FOC.

20200901_130300.jpg

Also look at links below

viewtopic.php?f=21&t=4810&p=47760&hilit ... ers#p47760
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=4810&p=47760&hilit ... ers#p47756

Thanks so much for the links. Looks you you did a cracking job.
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catsandtrees
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Post by catsandtrees » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:41 pm

cj10jeeper wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:25 am
It’s a really easy diy job and can get great results
Key is to remove callipers (leave hydraulics connected) and remove pads and carriers. This way there is no over painting and all faces get cleaned and painted.
Great paint from Halfords that dries and applies easily and on various cars I’ve owned last a good 5 years

Dirty job of course so if you prefer not to roll up sleeves then pay someone
Thanks for the info. Would prefer to do it myself to be honest as more satisfying.

Off to Halfords to see what they have.
MY18 Storm Grey V6 340 coupe R dynamic. Ivory seats & headlining Meridian sound system sports exhaust

KingGazza
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Post by KingGazza » Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:24 pm

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Fantastic job done @'www.danmerrinwheels.co.uk

DaddyDarren
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Post by DaddyDarren » Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:10 pm

@ KingGazza - They look amazing 👌
White 2014 V6 Coupe
OEM P7 Grill
VAP Lowering Springs
VAP 200 Cell Cats & Downpipes
VAP Pulley & Stage II 453 BHP Remap
Vorsteiner 21” V-FF 103 Alloys
Red Brake Calipers by BCS Automotive

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Glaf
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Post by Glaf » Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:08 am

Highly recommend this company for the finishing touch.

https://www.brakecaliperdecals.co.uk/Ja ... per-Decals

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gasgas
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Post by gasgas » Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:35 am

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did ours over the Easter weekend, works for us, white sprit is good for cleaning in the first place.

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Post by DaddyDarren » Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:23 am

I used BCS too. Took the original cast grey were finished in Candy Apple Red...

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Still look as good three years later 👍
White 2014 V6 Coupe
OEM P7 Grill
VAP Lowering Springs
VAP 200 Cell Cats & Downpipes
VAP Pulley & Stage II 453 BHP Remap
Vorsteiner 21” V-FF 103 Alloys
Red Brake Calipers by BCS Automotive

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