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Old 10 March 2019, 02:54 PM
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Refurbished and sprayed my AP brakes. However stuck how to get the lettering right.

What is the best way to get the lettering painted back on and what to use?
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Old 10 March 2019, 04:48 PM
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Use a syringe or eye dropper filled with paint.


Another way of doing it..........
http://thedreamscars.blogspot.com/20...-on-brake.html

Paint the lettering first and mask.........
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Old 10 March 2019, 06:04 PM
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Would it not be easier to mask the Caliper, cut with craft knife etc and then paint the writing
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Old 10 March 2019, 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by STI535 View Post
Refurbished and sprayed my AP brakes. However stuck how to get the lettering right.

What is the best way to get the lettering painted back on and what to use?
i like that! What paint did you use ? And did you use rattle cans or pots buddy ?
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Old 12 March 2019, 07:37 PM
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i like that! What paint did you use ? And did you use rattle cans or pots buddy ?
Hi. Sent to a paint shop with all the other work including the chassis.


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Old 12 March 2019, 08:10 PM
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That looks lovely mate
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Old 17 March 2019, 03:09 PM
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I'd echo using a small syringe to fill up the lettering. Keep the calipers flat and it'll sit nicely in there. But as it goes in thick you do definitely need to give them sufficient time to dry before fitting (or at least using) - I'd suggest at least a week.
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Old 17 March 2019, 10:02 PM
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Thanks to all for your recommendations. I have left it with my mechanic to sort with painter as I am in UK for work and car is in Cyprus.
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