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Hammerite smooth is the way to go. You dont have to rub down the rust as much, and is ccheaper than most 'caliper paints'. £4 for a medium size tin.
Did mine [color:yellow]GOLD[/color]
 

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dont see why not , just make sure you dont get any on any mating surfaces where the wheel sits :L
 

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i painted the brake calipers on my mk3 with gold hammerite smooth after giving them a bloody good clear with a wire brush as they were rather rusty.

they came up rather well and only have one complaint about them, they need cleaning more now as the muck & brake dust shows up very easily.

i also did the brake disc's centre hub bit too and the effect is rather nice as it looks better than rust anyday :)
 

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One thing though .. the hammerite paint...

how good is it against the heat?

Thought about doing it... but can't get round this bit so might ask someone who have tried it! :tongue:

Phil
 

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well its been on my callipers & brake disc's since june this year & its still there & only the brake dust spoils its appearance, no flaking or bubbling that i can see :L

the shop i bought the paint from was a car accessories shop & they advised me to buy the normal hammerite as it did just as good a job as the brake caliper paint & was cheaper and available in more colours, that was good enough for me so thats what i bought :)
 

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Cheers

but probably i will do it much later on... good to know what to use anyway...

Even if i am doing it i think it will be black... not to spoil the image this car gives off... :D

(sometimes people do get a bit surprised... seeing someone this young come out from a dusty mondeo :D :D )
 
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