Brake Caliper Decals

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Hi.

Has anyone painted their brake calipers and ordered new decals. I'm doing my 2013 E350 sport and just wondered if anyone can tell me the correct size of decal? they seem to be in mm 70/75/77/80/etc.

I'm looking at you SmartAMG :)
 

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Hi.

Has anyone painted their brake calipers and ordered new decals. I'm doing my 2013 E350 sport and just wondered if anyone can tell me the correct size of decal? they seem to be in mm 70/75/77/80/etc.

I'm looking at you SmartAMG :)
 

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loads of times pal , just measure where you want them to go and order accordingly
Took the words outta me mouth, although I went for the round Mercedes badge as opposed to the words Mercedes Benz, less chance of snagging one of the letters when cleaning. :)
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Haha, they look awesome. I didn’t even know such things existed.
 

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Took the words outta me mouth, although I went for the round Mercedes badge as opposed to the words Mercedes Benz, less chance of snagging one of the letters when cleaning. :)
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You could have lined the wheel badge up with the calliper one...:D
 

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This is bringing out my inner desire for red callipers....
 

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Jon, what exactly did you do to paint them? Wheel off, disc off, mask hub?

Wheel off, wire brush and brake cleaner then a sand then more brushing and brake cleaner.

4 coats of Halfords Caliper paint

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Wheel off, wire brush and brake cleaner then a sand then more brushing and brake cleaner.

4 coats of Halfords Caliper paint

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You've either got a posh carpeted garage or you've just driven your car into your front room! If the latter .. you're in the mire for getting paint on the carpet! :D:D
 

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You've either got a posh carpeted garage or you've just driven your car into your front room! If the latter .. you're in the mire for getting paint on the carpet! :D:D

My parents garage has always been carpeted, has axminster at the other end ;););)
 

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Wheel off, wire brush and brake cleaner then a sand then more brushing and brake cleaner.

4 coats of Halfords Caliper paint

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Did mine slightly different but same result, I just used one of those green scouring pads, then blew the caliper with me garden blower, to get rid of all the dust, I tried Halfords caliper paint, but didn't like it ,found it to watery, I use Halfords engine paint, much better, it's thicker, so just two coats, no masking, small brush, and take ya time. :)
 

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Did mine slightly different but same result, I just used one of those green scouring pads, then blew the caliper with me garden blower, to get rid of all the dust, I tried Halfords caliper paint, but didn't like it ,found it to watery, I use Halfords engine paint, much better, it's thicker, so just two coats, no masking, small brush, and take ya time. :)
Using engine paint on brake callipers! You’ll invalidate your insurance!!! :p:D
 

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Did mine slightly different but same result, I just used one of those green scouring pads, then blew the caliper with me garden blower, to get rid of all the dust, I tried Halfords caliper paint, but didn't like it ,found it to watery, I use Halfords engine paint, much better, it's thicker, so just two coats, no masking, small brush, and take ya time. :)
That sounds the ticket!
 


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