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Damaged Caliper Surface Finish

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Coqui, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. Jan 1, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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    Coqui

    Coqui [OP] Active Member

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    Oh well live and learn!!! Just like when I thought this would be a good idea I missed the Warning in the product - All Wheel & Tire Cleaning - This was the result after I washed the the wheel. Some of the foam sprayed towards the caliper and eat up the finish of the surface.

    My piece of art!!
    [​IMG]

    Any ideas on how to revert the damage?

    :frusty::frusty:
     
  2. Jan 1, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    what the hell wheel cleaner are you using?

    Remove the wheel, use caliper cleaner and then caliper paint. problem solved.
     
  3. Jan 2, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    Coqui

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    Thanks Chris. Your suggestion is a thought, I saw another post how to paint the calipers, and may consider it; I will wait a week and see if the calipers surface return to normal, maybe is just residual cleaner.

    I should have read the fine print!!:evil:

    This is the product -

    [​IMG]

    Frank
     
  4. Jan 2, 2012 at 11:24 AM
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    mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    High heat paint. Wow took the finish right off.
     
  5. Jan 2, 2012 at 11:29 AM
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    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    Just camera angle but your spokes look black. That would be a cool design,
     
  6. Jan 2, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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    It could be. I mean, I can't really see that cleaner taking off anything from the caliper which is already bare to begin with. I've used the same wheel cleaner before with no problems. In fact, I painted my calipers and have used that stuff since then with no problems.
    Any auto parts store should sell the cleaner and paint. They come in spray bottles. Very easy to use and honestly, it gives the calipers a much cleaner look. I would say to go ahead and paint them anyway. :)
     
  7. Jan 12, 2012 at 12:55 PM
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    wrxRome

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    i like how you did your wheel, might have to jack your idea there lol sorry
     
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