Callipers

Interior and Exterior bodywork Faults and Fixes
Joere07
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Re: Callipers

Post by Joere07 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:08 pm

BruceTheQuail wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:18 pm
But here is our xe with black wheels and red callipers. Breaks up the blackness
These are the wheels I have! That looks great, thank you for sharing :)

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Re: Callipers

Post by Joere07 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:08 pm

Paulclarkie wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:58 pm
Under 40 paint otherwise don't =)
22 so I think I'll take your advice :)

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lexie
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Re: Callipers

Post by lexie » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:26 pm

Joere07 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:08 pm
Paulclarkie wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:58 pm
Under 40 paint otherwise don't =)
22 so I think I'll take your advice :)
That's put us old fogeys in our place 😂.
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Re: Callipers

Post by Hillmangt » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:56 pm

I am an old fogey and think they should be painted. They just look so much cleaner. Thinking of doing mine but its a time consuming job to do it properly.
Go for it.
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m737
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Re: Callipers

Post by m737 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:26 pm

painted to light grey, disc cover to dark grey
12hrs of work...

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Re: Callipers

Post by Hillmangt » Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:11 pm

Nicely done m737 and very subtle. Did you spray or brush the paint on.
XE 2.0t 200PS Auto Prestige, Italian Racing Red, 2015. Every extra available except sunroof I believe.
Mercedes C320 Elegance Auto. Petrol. Eibach springs. Twin K & N Filters. Staggered 18 in replica AMG wheels. 2001.

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m737
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Re: Callipers

Post by m737 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:42 pm

Thank U, the brakes were disassembled, cleaned and sprayed

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Nuttyspark
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Re: Callipers

Post by Nuttyspark » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:44 am

I was thinking about doing mine but was thinking of doing the them dark blue like the colour of the car.
Having seen a picture of some rusty calipers on this forum I think it is a good idea to paint them as soon as possible.
Spraying them a non standout colour like silver would be a big improvement on rusty calipers. ;)
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Re: Callipers

Post by mrb » Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:47 pm

After reading various helpful posts on here, I decided to paint my very rusty callipers with hammerite hammered silver. Did not take calipers off though.

Then added transfers from an auction site.

Pleased with result.

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Kaikoura
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Re: Callipers

Post by Kaikoura » Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:08 pm

Very smart. I am sufficiently inspired to tackle mine now :D
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