Painting Brake Calipers

Andy76

4 Rings All The Way!
Hi,

I don't have my Audi that long and I am slowly but surely tidying it up! I was thinking of painting the calipers, hub and stone guard. Is this something that you guys have done and have you's put any decals on the caliper.

I was thinking black caliper and silver hub and stone guard, quite possibly with a quattro sticker down the caliper?

Have you guys any pics of how you have down yours?

Andy
 

rum4mo

Registered User
Well I have cleaned up the stone guards (where you can see them!) and brought them back to silver - they are aluminium alloy, the older steel ones, on my other cars, I clean (where you can see them!) and paint with a very thin coat of paint - probably semi-gloss/satin, but certainly not gloss, black Hammerite paint. Hub area, I'll probably get some mid grey paint - if I can ever track some down, calliper, I'm afraid are gloss black already as the car is an S4.
 

Bulldog

Registered User
Cheers it makes a big difference. I think I will redo & add some decals to the calipers for when I fit my new wheels when the weather gets better.
 

Andy76

4 Rings All The Way!
Sounds like a plan! I'm gonna do mine when I'm taking winters off!
 

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rum4mo

Registered User
I don't know why Hammerite etc can't produce a mid grey paint for those fussy buggars that want the "original as new" look. I slobbered the hub centre bolt area with Copaslip to drive the water away!
 

Andy76

4 Rings All The Way!
I done that when putting winters on too!

I'm researching some heat resistant paint on line that'll come in a variety of colours! ;)
 

AdamB8

Registered User
Bulldog did you just mask the brake disk off when you were painting the outside of the disk?

What prep did you do? Did you sand them or rub them down or anything?

Might give this a shot soon!
 

Bulldog

Registered User
I done that when putting winters on too!

I'm researching some heat resistant paint on line that'll come in a variety of colours! ;)

The silver I used is a high temp paint from VHT & comes in quite a few colours.
 
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Bulldog

Registered User
Bulldog did you just mask the brake disk off when you were painting the outside of the disk?

What prep did you do? Did you sand them or rub them down or anything?

Might give this a shot soon!

I used a couple of wire brushes then gave them a clean with some brake cleaner then masked them up. Took a couple of hours but I couldn't stand the dirty looking discs & calipers through the wheels.
 

Brennan

Former Audi Driver
Bit of colour would be nice :)
 

Bulldog

Registered User
I know what you mean but they're only standard brakes & they look better than before maybe when I get the six pots fitted I might paint them a lairy colour to show them off ;)
 
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