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Alloys and Calipers

Hi,
I'm considering having my alloys re-sprayed in 'Anthracite', gonna ask around various places and see who's the cheapest (anyone know any decent ones in Manchester?).

Would it be easy and cheaper to do them myself? I've got the standard Seicento Sporting alloys on my Cinq.

Also is it easy for a 'amatuer' to have a go at painting calipers? I've been wanting to do it since I got my car, but feel it may be a bit over my head!!

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Re: Alloys and Calipers

Heres an excellent guide to painting your calipers.

Nice and easy to do too.

https://www.fiatforum.com/stilo/36556-how-paint-calipers.html

To have your alloys resprayed your looking at about 40 per wheel.

Its not too difficult to do yourself, just make sure you prime them well.
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Re: Alloys and Calipers

Got mine powder coated cost 30 per wheel and have a great finish
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Re: Alloys and Calipers

I;m having mine reconditioned and anthracited for 45 a corner on Thursday. If your wheels are in good nick, he may charge you less though because he only charges a fiver extra for a different colour anyway. Really friendly bunch too.

Genesis tyres and alloys in Linthwaite - www.genesis-tyresandalloys.co.uk

With regards to the calipers, leave plenty of time to do it and use axle stands. Put the wheels back on too early and the paint drips, big problem. It is easy enough, use a small painting brush though otherwise you will make a mess and miss bits in corners.
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Re: Alloys and Calipers

heres a modded pic of what i want the wheels to look like:

http://img224.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sicinq6wy.jpg

i think i'll have a go at doing them myself, is it easy enough to get tyres off/on again? any tips? i've read a few guides on here about it, i'll just take my time and make sure i do a good job. i know its a daft question but who sells the 'Anthracite' spray paint colour, do halfords do it?

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