Caliper and rear master cylinder "Red dots"

Caliper and rear master cylinder "Red dots"

Postby ajs350 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:12 pm

I'm about to paint my calipers and rear master cylinder and could use some advice as to how to best paint the red dot's. Also does anyone know what paint code the red dot should be?
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Re: Caliper and rear master cylinder "Red dots"

Postby daves79x » Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:41 pm

You could cheat and get some stick-on red dots. I'm sure I've heard of that being done. I never repainted the dots so can't really answer your question.

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Re: Caliper and rear master cylinder "Red dots"

Postby NobleHops » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:23 pm

ajs350 wrote:I'm about to paint my calipers and rear master cylinder and could use some advice as to how to best paint the red dot's. Also does anyone know what paint code the red dot should be?
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Ross


Ross,

What kind of paint are you using and how did you prep? Photos would be most welcome :-)

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Re: Caliper and rear master cylinder "Red dots"

Postby ajs350 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:45 pm

Dave
Sticky dots sound like a great idea. Where would I get them. Is this something one of the CBX vendors sells?

Nils, I'll take photos of the prep process and post the before and after images here. I'm using VHT satin black caliper paint. I'm told it should hold up to a little Dot 3 spillage. We shall see.
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Re: Caliper and rear master cylinder "Red dots"

Postby Jeff Bennetts » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:28 pm

I can't help you with the red dot but I do have some NOS air from a set of 79 tires that I'll sell for $50.00 a canister. :lol:

Just kidding aj, $40.00 for members.
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Re: Caliper and rear master cylinder "Red dots"

Postby daves79x » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:26 pm

Ross:
Don't really know exactly what to use, but I'm sure something from a hobby store would work. Even if all you could find were sticky sheets, you could cut and stack them and use the appropriate leather punch or similar to cut them out. Wish I could remember where I heard that.

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Re: Caliper and rear master cylinder "Red dots"

Postby Jeff Bennetts » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:26 am

Hey aj, been thinking on this.

What if you got a small piece of rubber tubing with the Inner ID the size of the dot you want to recreate. Slice a very thin cross section of the tube, get some two inch painters tape, tape the cross sectioned piece to the caliper, wraping the complete caliper, then take a utility knife and trim the opening of the cross section, paint by starting with a light coat and let it flash, repeat until it's covered.

You could also use a rubber gasket or O-ring as the template.
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Re: Caliper and rear master cylinder "Red dots"

Postby ajs350 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:31 pm

Here are pictures of the rear master cylinder and front & back calipers. As you can see they are a bit grotty.
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All the pieces on the bench with one helper sticking bolts into a box to be painted.
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The calipers and mounting hardware were washed with Gunk and then sanded with 320 wet and dry.

Duplicolor caliper Red paint was applied to the calipers and rear master cylinder.
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I bought some 10mm stickers from Staples. I needed 3 but had to buy 720; let me know if you need some.
Even after the sanding and painting it was easy to see where the dots should be.
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Then I used VHT satin black caliper paint for the calipers, master cylinders and mounting hardware.
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Pick off the stickers and you are done.
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Re: Caliper and rear master cylinder "Red dots"

Postby barryadam » Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:50 pm

ajs350 wrote:4845


Mais, pourquoi est-ce dans lanuage de français ?
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Re: Caliper and rear master cylinder "Red dots"

Postby Jeff Bennetts » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:26 pm

Perfect, looks good.
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Re: Caliper and rear master cylinder "Red dots"

Postby ajs350 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:06 pm

barryadam wrote:
ajs350 wrote:Mais, pourquoi est-ce dans lanuage de français ?


I have the English Stickers for the foot plates but I kind of like the French ones so there they stay.
Good catch though Barry!
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Re: Caliper and rear master cylinder "Red dots"

Postby daves79x » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:11 pm

Ross:
Excellent, just excellent! The '79 is really looking good. I trust it is still running as well?

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Re: Caliper and rear master cylinder "Red dots"

Postby ajs350 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:57 pm

Runs like a bandit Dave! Just need to recover the seat and then mull over whether I repaint the candy apple red or leave it with its slight fading.
I must say the 79 really is a different ride with the sport kit compared to the US spec. For a blast around my local roads this is my preferred ride but anything more than an hour and I long for the 80 with its high bars which I can ride all day.
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Re: Caliper and rear master cylinder "Red dots"

Postby NobleHops » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:20 am

Nice Ross! Thanks for the write-up!

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Re: Caliper and rear master cylinder "Red dots"

Postby Kool_Biker » Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:59 pm

Ross:

You have shown us the single, most original, outright brilliant, exquisit, use of a basket ball hoop, EVER!

Keep up the good work.

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