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If someone asked you what colour this is, would you say "gold"

A gold tinge, but not gold as such.
6 (42.9%)
No.
7 (50%)
Yes
1 (7.1%)

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Voting closed: Wed, 10 Dec, 2008 - 07:08

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Offline Aircon

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Looks yip yip yipetty gooooold to me! :)

sure is...and NOTHING like the original.

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FWIW - my experience with brake callipers.

The Zinc plating process is not a good idea because of the damage that the process can/does cause.
So, even though it pains me to say so :p, I have to agree with FF. I would not consider zinc plating second hand callipers, ever!!
The only time it does not cause problems is when fresh/new castings are done.
There is a trick that can be using with zinc plating that makes it look a little more like CAD.
Bead blasting the item before plating will give a dull look to the zinc, instead of that shiny look.

Painting them also has it's own problems, I have a friend who is a brake specialist and he does not like to paint callipers.
It causes heat dissipation problems. Yeah, I know that there are painted callipers out there but these have been engineered as such.
Powder coating is another thing that can cause problems as well.

One of the processes that I have seen that works really well is boiling the calliper in Brake fluid. But this gives a natural look and will not rust in a hurry.

There is also a few paint products out there that are designed to be used to paint such things as callipers. It is an almost see thru paint and gives the look of dull CAD plating and it has been designed for heat dissipation as well. But I have only been able to get hold of this from the USA.

The Gold paint that FF has used IMO looks nothing like the Zinc plate or original CAD plate.



Offline Aircon

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FWIW - my experience with brake callipers.

The Zinc plating process is not a good idea because of the damage that the process can/does cause.
So, even though it pains me to say so :p, I have to agree with FF. I would not consider zinc plating second hand callipers, ever!!
The only time it does not cause problems is when fresh/new castings are done.
There is a trick that can be using with zinc plating that makes it look a little more like CAD.
Bead blasting the item before plating will give a dull look to the zinc, instead of that shiny look.

Painting them also has it's own problems, I have a friend who is a brake specialist and he does not like to paint callipers.
It causes heat dissipation problems. Yeah, I know that there are painted callipers out there but these have been engineered as such.
Powder coating is another thing that can cause problems as well.

One of the processes that I have seen that works really well is boiling the calliper in Brake fluid. But this gives a natural look and will not rust in a hurry.

There is also a few paint products out there that are designed to be used to paint such things as callipers. It is an almost see thru paint and gives the look of dull CAD plating and it has been designed for heat dissipation as well. But I have only been able to get hold of this from the USA.

The Gold paint that FF has used IMO looks nothing like the Zinc plate or original CAD plate.

who wrote that? it was actually quite interesting!

:)

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errr..........

i'll stick on topic.

and these are two completely different colors. they NOT THE SAME, and no where even remotely similar!



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errr..........

i'll stick on topic.

and these are two completely different colors. they NOT THE SAME, and no where even remotely similar!

source of the photos?

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source of the photos?


is Alfa/Ferrari caliper the same as the front on a mid '70s Porker?



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source of the photos?



first one posted by Greg246 the correct color, 2nd by FF.

they are different colors!! Surely!



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first one posted by Greg246 the correct color, 2nd by FF.

they are different colors!! Surely!

oh..i see what you mean.

sorry...a bit slow today.

they're the same...................






in a TOTALLY non identical way.
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oh..i see what you mean.

sorry...a bit slow today.

they're the same...................






in a TOTALLY non identical way.

I can understand that CAD plating has health hazzards, but so does a lot of things relating to using of chemicals, even dry cleaning.

But the topic is the color, not if CAD plating is good or not! the Color is different! Period!



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sorry...a bit slow today.


Only today???????????????????



If those are the ones that FF has painted, it looks like the gold paint that you buy from one of those "Cheap" arse shops, for $1 a can.

Plus - as I stated earlier, what effect does this paint have on heat dissipation???
There IS an effect (as I have had an expert who works with brakes all the time show me) with painted calipers not being able to lose heat effectively causing problems with preformance of the braking system.










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