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Have noticed today that the lacquer on my front brake callipers is starting to peal off! Has anyone had any experience with the this? Am looking at re lacquering them but not sure if I will need a special hi-temp lacquer to do the job properly? Any help would be great.
 

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Re: Pealing front brake caliper lacquer?

The best job can be done by removing the calipers.

If the problem is only on Lacquer then you can do something more easier without remove. Don't need to pay to a specialist.

Take a good quality of lacquer of 2 parts.(like Car systems)You can find on the market as a big can with a small can on the top. You have to empty the small part in to the big can. Then shake well and you can spray on the calipers. You can use this lacquer only within 2-3 days. Then it doesn't work.

This is very strong lacquer and super for high temp. Leave the car for one day before use it.

Good luck.
 
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Should not need to remove them as it only the lacquer and only the outer face (were it says Alfa Romeo). Have had a chat with a mechanic mate about them and it seems that at some point the brakes may have been bled with no drain tube, so the brake fluid (which is a mild paint stripper) has just run down the side of the calliper delaminating the lacquer. Pretty poor if that’s the case.:(
 
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No just good old elbow grease!:D Don’t like those cleaning agents, but the previous owner may well have:tut:
 

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My drivers side caliper is doing the same. The coating is lifting, but hasnt peeled off yet. I would have to get rid of all that lifted stuff before I could re laquer it
 

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May be it's only me that crazy about the caliper appearance. I clean it only with car wash liquid and microfibre wash mit. I also clay it and follow by 2 coats of Zaino wax (Z2 Pro) once a year. It is as glossy as the paint work.
 

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my calipers are in a proper sad state, down to tatty bare metal and I'm thinking of re-painting, anybody know what colour should they be on a 2000 156???
 

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Guy's,
This problem also happens to the 330mm's. The problem in my case is the workshop during the course of standard maintenance removed the front wheels, if the mechanics aren't carefull when refitting the rims they can easily scuff the caliper.
It happened to me & they agreed to touch it up.....eventually that looked like a dogs breakfast........so the best is to remove them & send them in to a professional shop to be stripped clean & repainted.

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Had the same problem with my 305's. Just revampped them with a can of clear gloss, the high temp stuff. Look as good as new. Trying to sell them actually since i upgraded to the 330's
 

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Hey mate, you gonna go to the this Sunday Spectacolo? Love to see your car there with the new 330mm. Actually I like to hear what's your DS2500 sounds like?
 

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May be it's only me that crazy about the caliper appearance. I clean it only with car wash liquid and microfibre wash mit. I also clay it and follow by 2 coats of Zaino wax (Z2 Pro) once a year. It is as glossy as the paint work.
yea ive just had my wheels off and gave them a right proper seeing too, leaving v.nice. mind you i only performed the 330mm upgrade 1year ago, still looking sweet

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