Anyone used Hammerite and does it last.
2019 310S 1.6 Sigma
I managed to inadvertently leave the hand brake on, during a blat in my live axle Seven & fried the brake drums, burning off the paint.
I used this in matt black to paint the drums & it was fantastic stuff. When I sold the car ten years later, the brake drums still looked as though they had been newly painted.
I imagine it would work just as well on brake callipers.
Thanks Nigel there are some good reports on the net. Have some yellow smooth and just bought the 4 pot upgrade for fronts. My car is green with yellow stripe so should look ok.
Olly Amos - 2008 Caterham Superlight Sigma 150
You need to buy special caliper paint designed for high temperatures.
Gulf Racing 310R
It withstands temp of 150 degrees c. Wont be going above for normal road use.
I used POR15 and top coat on my rear Sierra callipers that were starting to look scruffy. They now look like they’ve been enamelled! A deep glossy black, so far not had any problems with heat.
only if you drive around without using the brakes........
"It withstands temp of 150 degrees c. Wont be going above for normal road use"
How do you know this? 150 deg C isn't particularly high for brake components when driven briskly on the road.
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Taken from POR website, POR15 would be good for 230oC for 10hours. Whilst regular track use could cause a sticky mess, it’s ok for my use.
During build I applied gloss black Foliatec on my rear calipers. As always good preparation gives a durable finish.
After seven years the finish started to show signs of wearing off but a touch up sorted that out. Beware of brake fluid spill from the bleed nipple!