Previously the front Discs and pads had been updated to Mtec C Hook Discs and EBC Blue stuff pads. These had done the job very well on a track day at Spa-Francorchamps along with a fluid change with Gulf RF1000 racing fluid.
Now it was time to clean up the calipers and to replace the rear discs/pads to match (as the originals were well worn).
I bought some high temperature paint from eBay in the correct RAL 5002 Ultramarine blue, and made my own foam brush using a kitchen sponge and some handy sticks I had left over.
The R32 calipers helpfully split down the middle so you don’t need to open the hydraulic circuit to paint them. The rears aren’t so easy, so they were masked off and painted on the car. Any extra paint on the discs wasn’t an issue as they were swapped after the paint had dried.
As you can see, the original paint had faded and cracked quite badly so some sandpaper was used to remove the oxidisation and the base paint before repainting.
The finished result looks rather good.
Next it became clear that I had a worn rear wheel bearing. So we decided to replace it at the same time as doing the rear discs, after all, they would have to come off at the same time.
Initially we thought that the bearing could be done with the hub on the car, but the rusty bolts quickly told us otherwise. Some of the bolts had been massively over tightened, which didn’t make life that easy. So we ended up with what follows.
For the rear we didn’t use EBC pads, this time opting for some good quality Brembo road pads.