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Post by Guest on Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:01 pm

Today I am thinking of painting one of my spare brake calipers in the old stick dipped in paint method, please keep coming back here to check my progress as i will be posting regular updates

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Post by Guest on Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:05 pm




Here we have a rusty old caliper, my preparations now begin to paint this baby

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Post by Stu D on Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:37 pm

Come on andy the suspence is killing me............ lol!
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Post by Benny375 on Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:06 pm

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Use a soft wood to layer the paint initially and then revert to a Hard Wood to smooth out any excessive paint splashes
Works best i find with Real tree wood as Mfi,s melamine range of woods tend to fall apart after a few minutes

I hope this helps

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Post by PeneloopyPitstop on Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:08 pm

When you say you 'work' on saturday mornings is this what you mean??? This isn't going to buy me lots of wine and keep my false nails looking good!
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Post by Guest on Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:15 pm



As you can see I have been wire brushing the surface rust off the caliper as part of my preparations to paint it. For illustration purposes I have wire brushed half of it to show you the difference it makes and why you must remove the rust before even thinking of applying any paint

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Post by Onslow675 on Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:18 pm

Funnily enough I am doing exactly the same job this afternoon
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Post by Guest on Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:42 pm



Now the caliper has been fully wire brushed I have taken a picture of it next to the other one which will be being done after this just to show you the difference. This is the bit when it really get exciting, were not far of painting yipeeeeeeeeee

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Post by Ker916 on Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:22 pm

i am curious as to what colour your going to sick your twig in andy!!

i'd sujest purple - coz i like it lol Razz
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Post by scouse48 on Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:01 am

OH MY GOD SHOOT ME NOW
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Post by Dan492 on Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:11 am

I fooking LOVE this!!!
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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:22 am

ok now we are ready to de dirt and grease the surface in preparation for primer. I was going to use a standard thinners but i thought i would push the boat out and get some quality thinners as to make sure to remove all those nasties

I mean it must be quality as it says it on the tin


no expense spared here in the painting of my caliper

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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:24 am

and here is a picture of me applying quality thinner into a blue tissue

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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:25 am

and finally we rub the caliper down with this quality thinner to fully de grease the surface. OMG i am so excited its nearly time to prime muh ha ha

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Post by Dan492 on Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:26 am

This really is clinching stuff!
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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:30 am

I know, i am struggling to contain myself with all the excitement. Dont worry though as there is a fair bit more

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Post by Dan492 on Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:07 am

Is there any paint on yet? I am dying to see!!!
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Post by Benny375 on Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:34 am

He has clearly given up as i just saw him driving in Preston

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Post by Ell's Bell's on Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:11 am

andydawson475 wrote:and here is a picture of me applying quality thinner into a blue tissue

F**k me, I am so excited, I have just done a little wee wee in my undies ................................

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Post by NeilB on Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:49 am

Benny375 wrote:He has clearly given up as i just saw him driving in Preston

Is he supposed to drive after sniffing thinners all day?
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Post by Stu D on Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:04 am

I would normaly say this is as boring as watching paint dry, but non has been aplyed yet!! lol!
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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:12 pm

Well what a night it has been, I struggled to sleep thinking about today when hopefully the project should come together and we get our painted caliper. Anyway now the thinner has had plenty of time to dry I put some brown paper down so not to paint the surface and I masked it up, I didnt really know what to mask up so i masked up a 45x45cm square all round it as pictured.


I also went to the local motor factors this morning and i asked for a suitable primer to be used with the stick dipped in paint method and guy behind the counter had just the thing

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Post by Benny375 on Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:54 pm

I feel i must write to the Queen and complain about your unlicensed use of the Stick dipped in Paint Method. This Application of paint was struck upon when my dear wife refused to pay for a pack of brushes, and hence this technology was born. Patents have been applied for in every country except France,(they smell) and are pending.
The use of this application is therefore illegal and i will have to instruct my Lawyer Lardy 80 to instigate proceedings against you.

PS. The primer you have used is "NON" stick therefore not suitable anyway.

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Post by Donkey Dawson on Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:17 am

Benny I appreciate your concerns over protecting your stick dipped in paint method, as you know we operate in a free market society in Europe if you insist in engaging Lardy as legal representative for prosecution, I would like to engage ACE on Andy's behalf as counsil for the defence

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Post by Guest on Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:37 am

So after shaking the primer for the last 4 hours to make sure it is all mixed up to give a nice smooth and even application here we are. I have also used an infra red heat lamp to speed this project up as you could imagine this topic could go on for a long time if i didnt lol

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