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Halfords Brake Caliper Paint - Blue 250ml

The Halfords Brake Caliper Paint gives your car a sporty-dynamic appearance.
Average Customer Rating:
4.667 out of 5
4.7
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5
(6 Reviews) 6
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Rating Snapshot (6 reviews)
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5 of 6(83%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend 
Customer Questions & Answers:
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Customer Reviews for Halfords Brake Caliper Paint - Blue 250ml
Review 1 for Halfords Brake Caliper Paint - Blue 250ml
Overall Rating 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Looks great, but melts in brake fluid :?,
July 26, 2015
By
from West Yorkshire, UK
Quality 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Pros: smooth finish
Cons: melts when in contact with brake fluid
" Bough this paint to refinish my bike calipers, it applys nicely and seems to set to a nice glossy finish, really smooth.
However it never really seems to dry, even after leaving for a week, and once it comes into contact with even a drop of brake fluid seems revert to tacky paint.
\shame as when freshly painted they looked great but now i have to start again and try something different :(
"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
-1point
0out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Halfords Brake Caliper Paint - Blue 250ml
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Looks great,
July 02, 2014
By
from Essex
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
" Went on smoothly on my calipers. Makes my big brakes stand out more :) "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Pro-Performance - I'II always buy the best quality regardless of price
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - With Children
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Enthusiast
How many cars: 2
+2points
3out of 4found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Halfords Brake Caliper Paint - Blue 250ml
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Just finished...,
April 29, 2014
By
from London
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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Pros: applies easily, dries quickly using a hairdryer, looks good
Cons: could be more viscous
" I just finished painting my brake calipers, and they look great. The blue on the tin is not the same as the paint inside. Once dried the paint is exactly the same shade of blue as in the BMW badge.
I will update this with a negative review should the paint not last well, but I'm anticipating good things. "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - No Children
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Enthusiast
How many cars: 1
Which Store did you visit? CHARLTON
+15points
17out of 19found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Halfords Brake Caliper Paint - Blue 250ml
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Does what it says on the tin,
July 28, 2013
By
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Pros: easy to use, finish good, result good
" So far so good we shall have to see if it lasts, but still plenty left in the tin to go over them again and again. "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 65 & Over
Gender: Male
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Enthusiast
How many cars: 2
Which Store did you visit? BLACKFEN
+6points
6out of 6found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Halfords Brake Caliper Paint - Blue 250ml
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Excellent product,
April 11, 2013
By
from Leeds
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: paints on & spreads very well. doesnt drip (if use
" I purchased this Caliper paint for my Arden Blue VXR as a cheaper option to buying Vauxhalls car specific paint, as it is in a spray tin & I wanted to paint it on with a brush. It seemed from the reviews I had read that people were put off by the shade of light blue when they opened the tin. !you need to stir/mix the paint when opened, and you will see it turns a dark shade of blue! This paint is really good quality, once its dried and hardened proper after, it dries a to a sporty shade of blue (almost identical to standard VXR calipers) which is why I bought it. It goes on smoothly with a descent brush & doesnt drip if you applycorrectly (dont just slap it on). i used this on my calipers and on my drums & still have a tin near enough left after 2 good coats on each caliper & drum. p.s, use a wire brush to get rid of any rust or flaked paint before applying. Tip (when youve applied the 1st coat, hold a hairdryer a moderate distance away until it sets sticky, just before totally dry... and then add a 2nd coat & use the hairdryer again for a couple of mins) it leaves a very smoothe finish. "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Enthusiast
How many cars: 1
Which Store did you visit? LEEDS (MEADOW RD)
+17points
20out of 23found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Halfords Brake Caliper Paint - Blue 250ml
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Good product,
May 21, 2012
By
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
" Good product the blue is really clear it dries a little darker than on the tin but not too much. It gives a good look to old calipers. If however your calipers are really rusty like mine were then just take a cordless drill and a wire brush attachment. I got one again from halfords for a few pounds.
The paint goes on thick and and isn't runny. It goes on fine with a brush just give a second coat after around 30-40 mins when the paint is nice and sticky. I was able to put wheels back on within an hour without worrying about dripping on my alloys. do it on a night and it is fine and dried hard by morning. "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Enthusiast
How many cars: 1
+13points
14out of 15found this review helpful.