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Old 08 April 2013, 01:36 PM
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Default Perfect paint match for Brembo gold calipers!

Thought I should post this up as I've been searching for ages!

I've had Ebay Subaru gold caliper paint, Honda Inca Y61P and various others that honestly were not even close.

So I wandered into my local model shop as I know they sell lots of little pots and bought 4, tried them all and I've found a perfect match!!

Humbrol 54, Metallic Brass!



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It's 100%, the pearl and everything is perfect and the best bit.... 3 a tin!

Some of this in the chips/scratches left to dry properly and maybe a little clearcoat on top and i think we have a winner!


Hope this is useful

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Old 08 April 2013, 02:27 PM
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That's fantastic, thanks very much.

However, I think you've missed a trick.

Buy a load, put it into your own pots and sell it for 15.99 a tin plus p&p on eBay. You'll soon be rich!
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Old 09 April 2013, 07:09 PM
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I reckon this needs to go BTTT!

And after a bit of research, 2.69 a tin:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-lis...&condition=new

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Old 09 April 2013, 08:34 PM
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Bought before the rush and stockouts! Just like what happened to the Plastidip sprays!
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Old 10 April 2013, 09:59 PM
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Dare I suggest this topic might merit being made a sticky?
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Awesome!

Purchased!!
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Old 11 April 2013, 12:07 AM
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Would one tin do the job or best get 2tins as mine need repainted ?
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Originally Posted by lordharding View Post
Would one tin do the job or best get 2tins as mine need repainted ?
I have 4 tins. You can have one for a tenner!! Lol!!
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Old 14 April 2013, 07:06 AM
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I got a second tin yesterday. It was just 1.75 from The Signal Box in Anstey, Leics.
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Old 15 April 2013, 05:26 PM
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This is a great find, I've been here myself and had the Honda paint which is near but not quite and ended up mixing two Honda paints together but that was still not quite there.

As suggested I'll make this a sticky thread

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Old 15 April 2013, 06:12 PM
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Only 5 left in stock at the cheapest price
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Old 15 April 2013, 06:48 PM
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Brilliant find
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Old 20 May 2013, 12:13 AM
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I've used this before, which I consider a very close match:
http://www.taskersonline.com/product...484626%29.html
Plasti-kote Antique Gold.
It also enamel, so it may even be the same stuff, just different tin.
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Old 23 May 2013, 03:30 PM
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I've used the Plasti-kote too, but it's not as close as the Humbrol.
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Bought one.
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Good find. I've been using Plati-Kote Antique gold, but the Humbrol stuff looks a better match

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Old 19 July 2013, 05:48 PM
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Default Metallic Brass Humbrol 54

Nice one...I have a chip ready....will order the paint now!
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Old 14 August 2013, 02:27 PM
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Amazon- I brought two Humbrol tins! Project clean up and touch up in progress. Thanks guys
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Old 14 August 2013, 02:50 PM
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Great, please let us know how you get on with them.

(And for the benefit of my fellow pedants... BOUGHT! Aaaaaaarrrrrgggghhhhhh!)
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Got the Humbrol and the colour is very different. The Plasti-Kote is alot closer.
Maybe it's just my tin of Humbrol but it is a very different colour.
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You've either bought the wrong one or they've miss-labeled it, you can clearly see from my pics that the match is spot on.

What I will say is after a while actually on the car the touch ups stand out a wee bit, I think the heat may change it a little.
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Old 30 August 2013, 01:10 PM
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Megga...

Just order some thank you been looking for this for ages..
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I got the humbrol one and it's nowhere near after it dries. Not sure if it's the heat cycles of a few drives.
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Old 30 August 2013, 08:39 PM
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Only one problem, its not heat resistant
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My calipers look ridiculous now with this paint, looked far better with just a few scuffs on it
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This needs to be unstickied then doesn't it?
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Same on mine dries a different colour

Back to the drawing board then
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spray tins of the same paint are better for painting calipers
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