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Post by thanatu55 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:24 pm

andyfanshawe wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:08 pm
Nice job.
What paint did you use?
TBH, I've stripped and restored/painted hundreds of calipers over the years, and only had to replace a very small number of piston seals and dust boots. Bigg Red are the only source I use for UK calipers and seals. http://biggred.co.uk/
Interestingly, I have never had to replace seals on any american stuff. Even leaking wheel cylinders come back to life with a quick hone with a scotchbrite pad. Amazing.

Excellent job though. I would be proud of them.
Thanks :)

I bought a few paints to test and went for VHT Engine Enamel in the end in Universal Gold. The colour is actually much much brighter outdoors, the photos don't do the colour justice but I chose that over Foliatek and Silver Hook paints.

I also used E-Tech XHT Xtremely High Temperature Clear Lacquer to seal it and baked them in the oven for an hour or so.

Thanks for the link, I'll take a look.

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Post by firebobby » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:00 pm

As above, Bigg Red
BMW Z4 30i 2003 auto 107's Whippy Toledo Blue
Toyota MR2 NA 1995
Triumph GT6 1972 (project)

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