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Old 12th July 2006, 19:31   #31
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That's nice! That's sorted out! Will paint it myself tomorrow. No spray, so brush for now.

Whattya guys have to say about painting the rear brake drums?

Will it be counted as a moron activity? LOL!!
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Old 12th July 2006, 21:15   #32
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Will the same laws apply for painting the brake drums? Painting the outsides of the drum will make 'em look a stunner, Me thinks.
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Old 12th July 2006, 22:43   #33
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Now you confsue me speedzak! Shouldnt I paint both?
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Now you confsue me speedzak! Shouldnt I paint both?
Confusion is the heck of the game. LOL!
Exactly JK, all the 4 wheels have to be painted. Front callipers only and rear drums. Right?
It's difficult to paint the whole disc brake assembly except the callipers (painting discs? Moronic! Some say). Painting the exterior of drum is the only way for drum brakes. Ain't it guys?
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Lets the rains stop. Its gonna be red all around. HEHE
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Old 13th July 2006, 11:03   #36
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I think powder coating can also be done....... in powder coating the paint gets in to the surface and I hope it will not wearout with heat..........
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Could anybody please put up pics of any painted callipers. Not a hash from the web. But your own cars!!

It'll help many upcoming car fanatics!
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go ahead paint yr calipers and drums be sure to cover all moving parts and clean wthe areas you wanna pait with a good quality strong brake cleaner
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Hey Viper,

Where can i get a set of these calliper covers in mumbai - any idea if they make them for the ikon?

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I'm in the process of painting both front and back. And for an added zing I'm painting the engine accents too.

Regarding painting engine parts, Is it advisable??
I'd like to paint some parts like AC pipes, Radiator hoses etc..
Any problem doing so?
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I'm in the process of painting both front and back. And for an added zing I'm painting the engine accents too.

Regarding painting engine parts, Is it advisable??
I'd like to paint some parts like AC pipes, Radiator hoses etc..
Any problem doing so?
left over paints frm your construction business?

You shouldnt paint inside engine bay on parts like rubber hoses I guess.
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left over paints frm your construction business?

You shouldnt paint inside engine bay on parts like rubber hoses I guess.
Plenty of paint left over this side! That's the reason to paint the town red!

Why no painting on rubber parts?
Painting AC pipes are ok?
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DC Trends has Caliper Paint.. Going to get mine painted.. Its a special paint and retains the gloss even after high temp usage.. I have used the Standard Dupont paint before but after 5-6 months the paint loose gloss and then starts to look ugly..
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DC Trends has Caliper Paint.. Going to get mine painted.. Its a special paint and retains the gloss even after high temp usage.. I have used the Standard Dupont paint before but after 5-6 months the paint loose gloss and then starts to look ugly..
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Hi Bhushan,

You are right. You get this at 4 Seasons as well as Opera House. The whole kit sells for Rs4.5k approx. One set is good for around 8 sets of callipers.

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Simple paint job on my caipers done by by mechanic with some leftover red paint that he had, has not lost the colour for the past 3 months.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/34037.jpg

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