OK, so about 6 months ago I spent an evening "quick fixing" my terrible looking callipers by simply cleaning and lacquering them again with high heat resistance paint.
All has been well for a while but its peeled off and so I am back to square 1 with some seriously shocking looking callipers
This time I want to do it properly so will strip them (front and rear), clean them and re-paint them from the ground up. I have been looking into paint and process and the general consensus is:
2) Clean thoroughly
3) Mask & prep surfaces
4) 2 coats of Etch Primer
5) 2 coats of base colour
6) 2 coats of lacquer
7) leave to dry for a day then go out and cure the paint by giving the breaks an Italian tune up to get the temps up high
I will be doing this on the car and not removing the brakes btw.
That said, I have come across this stuff:
Peter Kwasny GmbH - Lackspraydosen, Lackstifte und Lackiervorbereitung für Automobil und Dekoration: Auto-K brake caliper paint
It states that it does not need a primer of any kind as its resin based and will bond direct? it also states it does not need a top coat, although I would have to top coat after I re-applied the alfaromeo decals so that is a mute point unless I left off the badges.
Anyone know of this stuff or used it before or know anything about painting in general? spraying colour onto things is by far my weakest skill and 9 times out of 10 it ends up looking a dogs dinner so I want to make sure I have the best stuff to get it right!!!
Current shopping list:
1) Wurths Brake cleaner
2) Wurths Etch Primer
3) Red Caliper Paint
4) alfa decals
5) Clear coat caliper lacquer
If this Auto-K stuff is good though I can ditch the primer, or should I keep it anyway and use the Auto-K for good measure?