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Hammerite OK for calipers?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Confused, 20 Jan 2006.

  1. Confused

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,017

    Hey all,

    Having lots of work done to my car tomorrow, so have decided that while it's off the road for the day, i'll paint up my brake calipers/carriers to tidy them up a bit.

    Has anyone used hammerite on their calipers, or should I go for specific caliper paint?

    Anyone who has used hammerite - have you had any issues with temperature during heavy braking?


    Cheers :)
     
  2. chopchop

    Banned

    Joined: 14 Jun 2004

    Posts: 6,118

    does it say heat resistant on the tin? or you could just find some caliper paint ?
     
  3. Confused

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,017

    I'm not sure, not got a tin in front of me ;) Still undecided on colour, I think hammerite has a larger range than caliper/high temperature paint ;)

    Just wondering if anyone else has used hammerite without adverse effects if I can't find caliper paint in the colour I want ;)
     
  4. Stonedofmoo

    Soldato

    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,245

    Location: Portsmouth

    My friend did on his calibra and it caught fire

    Wouldnt advise it!

    Halfords sell high temp paint for the purpose for a few quid. Just get some of that
     
  5. Dougsnake

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,053

    Location: west yorkshire

    Hmms now im worried as i used hammerite smooth red on my astra calipers 6 months ago :eek:
    although i found a thread with google saying that it stands up to high temps here http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=91706&f=6&h=0

    kinda puts me at ease a little :o
     
  6. chopchop

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    do a few 120-0 stops and see if it can live with the toasty warm temps :)