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Well, i found a link on youtube to help me out with polishing my wheels up




but i'm having no luck finding a wax coating for the polished alloy wheel or gold heat resistant paint for my brake calipers


i ordered some gold paint that i found on the internet but it looks like smooth hamerite and comes up with dark streeks through it :(


i'm looking for a heat resistant paint that may come in an aerosol form so i can get a thin layer of paint just like the origonal ones.


anyone any ideas on the paint and the wax?

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Seems a lot of work and hassle for some extra shiny bits


Id go with the paint you bought

Probably just needs a blerry good stir

Try on some scrap metal first

At worst if you dont like the results you can always strip it down and start again.


Not sure on the wax for the wheel

Did you try the manufacturers from the video?

Failing that I am wondering if car polishing compound will do the same thing? EDIT or even conventional chrome polish?

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Well, i found a link on youtube to help me out with polishing my wheels up




but i'm having no luck finding a wax coating for the polished alloy wheel or gold heat resistant paint for my brake calipers


i ordered some gold paint that i found on the internet but it looks like smooth hamerite and comes up with dark streeks through it :(


i'm looking for a heat resistant paint that may come in an aerosol form so i can get a thin layer of paint just like the origonal ones.


anyone any ideas on the paint and the wax?

i'd laquer the wheels, and paint the calipers with yellow heat paint for calipers, check out the boy racer aisle of halfords, then over spray with gold.


otherwise check out "streetfighters" mag, theres a company that advertise that specialize in anodizing, they should be able to anodize your calipers and give you some info on your polished rims.

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Seems a lot of work and hassle for some extra shiny bits

the calipers were completely siezed so i had to strip them anyway. (only had 1 out out of 8 pitsons that moved !) I thought this would be a 5 minute job to make them look half decent again :roll:

 

Id go with the paint you bought

Probably just needs a blerry good stir

Try on some scrap metal first

At worst if you dont like the results you can always strip it down and start again.

well this is how it looks at present and i don't think i'll be putting back on the bike like this :oops:

 

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the paint gave a really good smooth finish it's just the black streaks that spoil it. i've mixed the paint as much as i can so i can only conclude it's cr@p paint!


not too bad if your painting a car caliper that is mostly obscured.


i don't fancy anodizing them as it will affect the internal surface of the brake cylinder and i'd have to polish it up before hand.... now that would be hard work :!:


i'll probably buy one of those custom bike mags like frankie suggested and trawl the adds to see if any specialist paint is available. i can't believe there is no demand for the paint as the calipers must get a fair amount of abuse from road dirt on any bike...

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well this is how it looks at present and i don't think i'll be putting back on the bike like this :oops:

 

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the paint gave a really good smooth finish it's just the black streaks that spoil it. i've mixed the paint as much as i can so i can only conclude it's cr@p paint!


not too bad if your painting a car caliper that is mostly obscured.


i don't fancy anodizing them as it will affect the internal surface of the brake cylinder and i'd have to polish it up before hand.... now that would be hard work :!:


i'll probably buy one of those custom bike mags like frankie suggested and trawl the adds to see if any specialist paint is available. i can't believe there is no demand for the paint as the calipers must get a fair amount of abuse from road dirt on any bike...

 

I would try the caliper paint, I did on my katana to keep with the original look, then overcoated with peugeot orange (talbot orange was the best match, but they were bought out by pug..) this was guided to me by the Katana owners club..


I did red for orange, so I would suggest yellow for gold..


before


http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg250/simonevans73/before-1.jpg


after


http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg250/simonevans73/PIC00609.jpg

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