Brake calipers

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Work in progress!

Chris i moved this from brake pads, better placed here

S1 MMC AP Racing Twin-piston Front Calipers and Brembo Rear Calipers
S1 non-MMC AP Racing Twin-piston Front Calipers and Brembo Rear Calipers
S2 K Series AP Racing Twin-piston Front Calipers and Brembo Rear Calipers
S2 Toyota AP Racing Twin-piston Front Calipers and Brembo Rear Calipers


Front

Rear

  • Brembo Caliper


Painting

Many people paint their calipers so that they look less 'tatty', its a very easy job to do.

Various paints and colours can be used, from just plain Hammerite paint to specialist brake painting kits.

A few tips though:

Avoid rushing this job as it can look bad very easily, make sure you clean the calipers very well first. I used some brake cleaner, then some warm soapy water with a hard toothbrush and finally a soft cloth and my finger. (but my brakes were painted yellow before so I had to apply some paint remover and gently remove all the old paint first).


I used just a standard paint but made sure I used a base coat, main coat and finally a few coats of clear lacquer to fend off the brake dust.


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