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'NISSAN' lettering on calipers, what colour should it be?


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Right then, slowly cleaning up all the underneath. Have managed to restore the factory finish on the rear calipers. Just the fronts to do, these will take a bit more work I think, but they are in nice condition anyway.

 

What I want to know is, what colour should the NISSAN lettering be on the sides of the calipers? Is it white or a bright silver?

 

Going to get some Humbrol Enamel paint and an ultra fine brush and will redo the lettering so that it looks mint.

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Yeah the calipers are alloy. Certainly not cast iron ones. Which is strange since mine's a 91....well, lease it looks that way anyway. Iron calipers corrode to a certain extent once the electroplating has cracked off.

 

Mine have no lacquer on them, but the lettering which is almost embossed (raised) with a light pattern on it. It looks a silvery/white, but where the lacquer on that has lifted, it's faided somewhat.

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Paint the whole thing then go over the NISSAN with some wet and dry and a block?

Thats what ive done :)

 

copyright chunk 2006! :)

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Yeah the calipers are alloy. Certainly not cast iron ones. Which is strange since mine's a 91....well, lease it looks that way anyway. Iron calipers corrode to a certain extent once the electroplating has cracked off.

 

Mine have no lacquer on them, but the lettering which is almost embossed (raised) with a light pattern on it. It looks a silvery/white, but where the lacquer on that has lifted, it's faided somewhat.

 

opps, edited my post now...Alloy is pre 93'ish , Iron is 93'ish onwards

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yep bare laquered metal, mine had gone white and flaked off. Personally though I think they would look good with a fine red outline on the letters.

 

I've gone and done mine white. Red looks good on some, but I want to keep colours to a minimum on mine. I find that's the best way to make something easier on the eye.

 

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