Sunday, August 11, 2019

Painting Yeti Brake Callipers And Hubs

skoda yeti wheel hub
Ten months ago I had new brake discs and pads fitted. Today I want to paint my callipers.
I'll go for Blue.

Let's do that now.
I have borrowed a jack and some blocks.

Jack up skoda yeti on driveway
wheel under car for support

I've decided on Sky Blue as my colour

Foliatec seems to have the best reviews and a range of colours.
I order online and it arrives fast.

Brush, spray cleaner and gloves are all in this kit

foliatec brush on brake paint
Naturally each caliper must be cleaned before painting.

spray brake cleaner
brush calliper before painting
While I'm here I will clean then paint the brake dust shield.
I will use a black paint pen which I previously bought for a different job.
So let's try it on this dust shield and see if it looks good.

paint brake dust cover on vw group car
skoda dust shield
Looks all right.
I finish the rest of the shield and turn my focus back on to the caliper.
The instructions say to mix 2.5 parts hardener to one part paint.

I will mix enough for three coats

mix caliper paint
Let's go...

brake painting on yeti

The first coat has dried so it’s time for the second

Foliatec Caliper Paint drying time
While I wait for this second coat to dry I will wipe over the hub and paint that too.
I'll use the paint pen again.

painting car wheel hubs
With the hub painted and a third coat of Foliatec Sky Blue on the calliper...


hand paint brakes blue


painted caliper on skoda car
I will tackle the rear callipers, dust shields and hubs next weekend.
Thanks for visiting.
And feel free to stay tuned for more modifications I have planned.
If you want the Foliatec calliper paint it's available here on Amazon
And the paint markers are here on Amazon

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