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As per title,  i am looking at getting new brake calipers and don't want to end up with rusty chunks of metal in a couple of years time!

So what to do!?! Do i paint them, if so with what (yes i know a brush and paint! But what type?).

Or can you treat them with something to stop them rusting up???

Cheers Andy 

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Not something I have ever bothered with but a quick search on Frost's website came up with this and I have been more than happy with the products I have used from them in the past. 

Someone with some experience of said products will more than certainly come along..... 

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I used the VHT gold paint on my engine block during the rebuild, it has remained in place, haven't noticed any missing areas, 

I'll use the same on my calipers when we get some warmer/dryer weather.

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8 hours ago, Mutley said:

(yes i know a brush and paint! But what type?).

About 1" wide should be OK, and it could be with bristles, natural or nylon, or even a paint pad, and probably with a wooden handle, although a plastic handle would be acceptable.  As always, different strokes for ........

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Mike

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I used VHT paint specifically for this and bought in a kit from ebay. I had previously painted them with the same paint over 15 years ago and it held up pretty well for at least 10 years of that without being repainted. I shot blast them when I rebuilt them hence the repaint

 

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Foliatec caliper paint seems quite good - it's 2 pack and you put on 2 coats with a brush. It seems very tough - I have tried sprays and I think this is better. Without something they will be rusty very quickly, the plating is just a token gesture.

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Thanks guys, i might look at the VHT Paint, is there a certain brand that is best or are all VHT types pretty much the same?

Cheers Andy 

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On 1/16/2020 at 10:22 AM, Snagger said:

I have used regular Hammerite Smooth on engines and callipers, brush-on and aerosol, with no peeling or discolouration.

+1 on that. Unless, you regularly "cook" your brakes, the calipers shouldn't get that hot.
I painted our 2.8T RRs calipers with smooth black hammerite more than a year ago, & their still unmarked.

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