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 * Spray Painted Brake Caliper on Suzuki C50T *

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Mr Intruder
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PostSubject: * Spray Painted Brake Caliper on Suzuki C50T *   Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:30 pm

Spotted this today & I reckon it really makes the caliper look better, rather than the bog standard stock grey color





Thats another one for my to do list


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PostSubject: Spray Painted Brake Caliper    Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:51 pm

that looks realy good mr i, will have to source some paint to match my vl800, do you think it might need etching primer first though?
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PostSubject: Re: * Spray Painted Brake Caliper on Suzuki C50T *   Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:17 pm

i will be getting mine done with the paint job but that red looks lush.
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PostSubject: Re: * Spray Painted Brake Caliper on Suzuki C50T *   Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:23 pm

My bike is grey and silver , so I won't bother. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: * Spray Painted Brake Caliper on Suzuki C50T *   Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:36 pm

Dimond white would look good?
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PostSubject: Re: * Spray Painted Brake Caliper on Suzuki C50T *   Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:27 am

smart wrote:
do you think it might need etching primer first though?

yes
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PostSubject: Re: * Spray Painted Brake Caliper on Suzuki C50T *   Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:52 pm

DrewMechen wrote:
that red looks lush.
Thats what I thought

What a good idea to turn what is a fugly piece of metal in to an orniment
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PostSubject: Re: * Spray Painted Brake Caliper on Suzuki C50T *   Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:29 am

The white walls on that bike look great, in fact I really like the colour as well..
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PostSubject: Re: * Spray Painted Brake Caliper on Suzuki C50T *   Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:25 pm

the bike could be in the U S white wall are standard on c50t
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PostSubject: Re: * Spray Painted Brake Caliper on Suzuki C50T *   Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:37 pm

What I would like to know is where has he repositioned his Key ignition switch?



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PostSubject: Re: * Spray Painted Brake Caliper on Suzuki C50T *   Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:49 pm

Hi Crash, I don't think he has repositioned the ignition switch, I think he has fitted some kind of chrome cap onto the key.
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PostSubject: Re: * Spray Painted Brake Caliper on Suzuki C50T *   Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:57 pm

If thats what he has done then it looks real good like that & you could leave the key in and no one would know
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PostSubject: Re: * Spray Painted Brake Caliper on Suzuki C50T *   Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:49 pm

Have to agree with Mr Intruder, Etch primer will give a key for the paint to bind to, go to any car paint shop supplier and they will be able to supply you with a rattle spray can, Doc Cox. E =MC2
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PostSubject: Re: * Spray Painted Brake Caliper on Suzuki C50T *   Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:51 pm

You dont need to have primer What you can do and Ive done this meny times with car and bike calipers is get hammerit smooth dry gloss.

The reason you get this is its three times cheaper than caliper paint, you do not need primer or gloss, it can go staight on to the meatal, its heat resistant and looks great £7 for a small can will do 8 car calipers at three coats a caliper.

It so easy to do all you need a wire brish to take exess crap off, hot water and washing up liqued this will take of all grease and a paint brush.

It will take three to four coats 20min between coats and thin coats so that you do not get runs.

This has been tryed and tested ment times the down side you smell the paint for about three days and you have to do it again every 3-4 years.
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PostSubject: Re: * Spray Painted Brake Caliper on Suzuki C50T *   Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:35 pm

Excellant well in Jim this is what we want good cheap,workable ideas.Thanks for the tip.
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PostSubject: Re: * Spray Painted Brake Caliper on Suzuki C50T *   Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:00 am

very nice..great job..
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PostSubject: Re: * Spray Painted Brake Caliper on Suzuki C50T *   Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:42 pm

agree with jim hammerit dont need primer but you could do the job what ever way you wanted as long as the paint you choose is suitable for the job
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PostSubject: Re: * Spray Painted Brake Caliper on Suzuki C50T *   Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:40 pm

I know this is an old thread and sorry but  and catching up lol

Would you have to strip the Caliper off completely or can you get it off the bike and mask off the important bits leaving it still attatched?

Wow that sounded a load of balls sorry
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PostSubject: Re: * Spray Painted Brake Caliper on Suzuki C50T *   Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:57 pm

Personally, I'd remove the two bolts holding the caliper on and the rear bolt of the front fender holding the hose clamp to gain some movement, then paint with a brush and smooth Hammerite rather than spraying.

ps. no need for primer as the caliper is already painted silver from the factory.
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PostSubject: Re: * Spray Painted Brake Caliper on Suzuki C50T *   Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:51 pm

 With Sim on this one.
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PostSubject: Re: * Spray Painted Brake Caliper on Suzuki C50T *   Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:25 pm

A paint I'd recommend for this job or any metal painting is Coo-Var, It's a similar product to Hammerite Smooth or hammered finish, but easier to work with and gives a better finish.

http://www.coo-var.co.uk/specialised-paints/hammercote-enamel-paint/
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