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PostSubject: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 19:42

Had my brake check today ... All is good, asked how much new pads would cost me .. £218 for the front only , £430 for all 4 ... Took me ages to stop laughing !! Lol

Think I will pop over to Steveb and let him do it ,,, Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 20:05

lol funny enough ive just changed the rear pads on mine today a grand total of 14 pound

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 20:28

cool .... put kettle on i`m on my way !!

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 20:30

is it a difficult thing to do? silly question i know ... i`m not realy a hands on person lol

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 20:40

no not rearly its just abit daunting the first time . its just 2 bolts and the anti vibration clip to take off but the back are abit more awkward than the front as u have push and twist the piston in not just push like the front

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 20:51

you lost me at "vibration clip" .... have about 4,000 miles on my front so there is no rush ... eeek

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 20:59

lol its a thin strip of metal on the front of the brakes you will be able to see it looking through the wheel . if you want me to put some pics on to show how do it thats not a problem

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 21:01

i`ve found this video on you tube .....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLYvFGTQBbQ

do you use a special tool to compress the piston thingy?

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 21:07

thats alot easier than pics lol you dont have to buy the caliper kit it does make life easier but they aint cheap you can use a g clamp to push it it

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 21:12

i`m going to order some now ...!!!!

another question .. possible to paint the caliper while still on the car?

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 21:17

im in the process of doin mine now its not the easiest thing to do while on the car can get abit messy . it will be alot easier to take them of completely but this means you will have bleed the brake system

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 21:22

yeah like i`m going to do that .... love the dirty worn look anyway .. bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 21:22

known as the rat look lol

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 21:24

ere they ain`t that bad ... was just going to paint what you could see through the wheel ... lol

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 21:28

you can do i suggest get some masking tape and smallish brush tho

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 21:31

so spraying the caliper, disc and pads is not a good idea ..... affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 21:34

yeah painting disk and pads is not a good idea they may look nice but most likely you will end up in a bush

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 21:38

think i shall buy some paint and paint them ... red, yellow or blue ... hmmmmmm

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 21:40

ive gone with red . but i like the idea of blue

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 21:44

everyone goes for red ... you sheep !!! lol

depends how stand out ish i want them, yellow would look better i think !

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/YELLOW-BRAKE-CALIPER-PAINT-METAL-ENGINE-High-Temperature-125ml-Tin-/160829739922?pt=UK_Body_Shop_Supplies_Paint&hash=item2572331392

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 21:45

lol i wouldnt say sheep i would say tight i got the paint of a mate for note

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 21:49

well then i don`t blame you........ my mates are tighter than a ducks arse !! hehe

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 21:52

haha . am now thinking of doin mine a different colour

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 21:54

you can`t do yellow now !!! i`m doing that colour , think pink would look nice on your car, you could paint the mirrors to match ... lol

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 21:56

lol will leave that to matt haha . im thinking blue but it depends on what i do to my alloys

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 21:59

you can`t change the alloys !!!! unless your fitting caterpillar tracks ... awesome idea ..

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 22:02

thats a great idea . im thinking of changing the colour of the alloys

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 22:06

i think they would nice in chrome ....not the really shiny stuff just a little chrome
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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 22:11

not the biggest fan on chrome was thinking doin the centres gun metal grey but with a twist but leaving the polished dish as it is

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 22:23

sounds good, like the twist leaving the dish polished .... i`m still thinking black wheels !!

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 22:28

if ur wanting black u could always have a twist by putting a pearl tinter in it they come in a wide rage of colours blue white green purple ect

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 22:30

thinking of mat black rather than have a shine on them ,,,

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 22:32

you can still put a tinter in . well it depends if ur doin it a rattle can or gettin them sprayed

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 22:36

sharpie pen i thought !! lol

i can spray them at work on a saturday ... can order paint through work too !

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 22:40

if you go down the matt black route there is waterbased 2pak paint called imron hydro topcoat made by dupont if u can get hold of that its hard wearing brilliant for wheels

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 22:44

i like the wheels shame what they have done to the rest of the car

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 22:45

i shall have to see what paint our stockists have , if its in the book i can order without the boss knowing !!

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 22:46

just thought if i can make it to the meet i will bring some for you

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 22:50

ahhh that depends how much it costs, from work its FREE lol

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 22:52

nothing mate we have about 300 litres of the matt black at work lol

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 22:55

awsome .... that would be great !! ... looking forward to my first meet !!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 22:56

im hoping i can make it will be good to meet more people

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 22:59

i still gotta see how you wired those DRL up .... lol

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 23:01

oh yeah forgot about that old age is kicking in haha

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 23:15

28 old ????? Young whipper snapper !!

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 23:18

Defiantly need more people at the meet, so far 2 lagunas and Volvo ... Lol

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 23:19

dont feel like it haha specially after me op

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 23:20

shell i bring the corsa so the volvo doesnt feel left out

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PostSubject: Re: Brake check    Sat 06 Apr 2013, 23:21

New knees?? New hip?? Lazer eye surgery?? Lol

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