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Question Caliper Paint which to choose

Im thinking of painting my calipers but there are a few options/brands out there and its hard to know if the prices are justified or not.

I'm seeing painting kits from Foliatec and E-Tech, and there are options from Halfords and some other none branded kits.

Can anyone recommend any sound options or is there anything I should steer clear of?

NB looking at a red/rosso red options
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This is good stuff. It's brush on but I've used it on my rear calipers and there aren't any brush marks. It dries nice and smoothly. No lacquer needed. Been on for 9 months. No fade or flaking, even with jet washing. Good range of reds available too.
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+1 for smooth rite.
Brilliant stuff. Brush on, no streaky bits. Very glossy finish.
Mines been on 2 years now. Still looks great
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As above I've used Hammerite Smooth several times in the past. No colour fade and looks great years after
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I've thought of brightening up my V6 calpers, but not sure how to avoid the alfa romeo white lettering?
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Caliper Paint which to choose

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I've thought of brightening up my V6 calpers, but not sure how to avoid the alfa romeo white lettering?

You can buy new transfers on eBay

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Ive just used Foliatec Rosso Red, and applied new (ebay) decals. See pic.

I never removed all the old paint, just the damaged lacquer. What you see is the finish when applied by a brush. I'm happy with it.
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With brush-on paint.. buy the most expensive brush ever. It's worth it, since you're going to the trouble and expense. You need a brush with dense, natural bristols. A lot of cheapo brushes have fake bristols and they're not very densely packed together, so you get brush marks.

Oh.. Hammerite smooth for me too.


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Thanks all!

Struggling to find anything called Smooth rite in the UK, perhaps someone would be kind enough to confirm whether it is in fact this this Hammerite product range?

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Thanks all!

Struggling to find anything called Smooth rite in the UK, perhaps someone would be kind enough to confirm whether it is in fact this this Hammerite product range?

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Top man, thanks!
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