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    Quote Originally Posted by RSmith1992FK2 View Post
    Just noticed tonight the paint on my Brembo caliper has started to peel off. Has this happened to anyone else? Surely it's a warranty job?

    I need to act fast as my warranty actually expires end of this month! What are my options?

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    Stuck record moment, Warranty and Honda should not go together, you will get nowhere and get nothing but headaches, you never know though you might get lucky.

    Mine started within a year old, they have now lost all lacquer and are now a dull pastey pink red,
    It's quite common and has happened to a fair few owners, Honda usual excuse "driver error" someone even contacted Brembo and got very similar answers, the word impossible was chucked in if I remember correctly.

    You could try to catch it early with some lacquer and a brush, my route is either purchase a decent 2nd hand set and send them off for a full colour change refurb or go bigger
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    Car passed its MOT no advisories even said it's a beast of a car, brakes got a big thumbs up so that's reassuring.

    So I now know to ignore the dealer's health check and go back to good old fashioned manual checks and gut feeling and the car will fly through its MOT

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    yeah, dealer likes to put the fear into you with possible failures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veehexx View Post
    yeah, dealer likes to put the fear into you with possible failures.
    Was the other way for me on last year's fail, The dealer's tick sheet was all green, service manager himself said I've got a few thousand left in my tyres.
    So off I went to its first MOT thinking it's walked it only to be hit by a dangerous fail due to front tyre showing cord on the inner edge and the others had advisories, 4 new tyres all round and a first time fail

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    Quote Originally Posted by dweezle View Post
    Stuck record moment, Warranty and Honda should not go together, you will get nowhere and get nothing but headaches, you never know though you might get lucky.

    Mine started within a year old, they have now lost all lacquer and are now a dull pastey pink red,
    It's quite common and has happened to a fair few owners, Honda usual excuse "driver error" someone even contacted Brembo and got very similar answers, the word impossible was chucked in if I remember correctly.

    You could try to catch it early with some lacquer and a brush, my route is either purchase a decent 2nd hand set and send them off for a full colour change refurb or go bigger
    Well i had 4 new wheels from them recently 2 in jan, 2 in april., they tried to wriggle out of it, i simply asked honda customer service to send the tech guy who refused my claim from dealer provided photos to come and meet me at my local dealership and ill show him in person why they have corroded (fook all paint on back of alloys and none on rear of spokes, so corrosion works round from there) Hey presto 4 new alloys. My alloys had zero curbing mind, if you have any damage you wont get a warranty claim approved. Warranty book says alloys covered for 7 years, so i just kept pushing.

    Ref the caliper issue i wonder if its had non safe wheel cleaning products on them , or product left on to long. Ive only ever used iron x and standard wash wax on mine and they look brand new. Or a bad batch from brembo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by adymi16 View Post
    Well i had 4 new wheels from them recently 2 in jan, 2 in april., they tried to wriggle out of it, i simply asked honda customer service to send the tech guy who refused my claim from dealer provided photos to come and meet me at my local dealership and ill show him in person why they have corroded (fook all paint on back of alloys and none on rear of spokes, so corrosion works round from there) Hey presto 4 new alloys. My alloys had zero curbing mind, if you have any damage you wont get a warranty claim approved. Warranty book says alloys covered for 7 years, so i just kept pushing.

    Ref the caliper issue i wonder if its had non safe wheel cleaning products on them , or product left on to long. Ive only ever used iron x and standard wash wax on mine and they look brand new. Or a bad batch from brembo?
    You got lucky with all 4, I know of owners getting the odd one on warranty. My alloys have also started corroding but I know it will fall on deaf ears.
    The calipers I'd say more poor quality and not error, mine were ceramic coated so no chemicals were used for a couple of years, rears are perfectly fine but both fronts are lacquer free, I think there was a big Facebook list a year or so back with owners suffering

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    my calipers looking bad this year. i've a feeling it's trackdays. the heat cycles cause the lacquer coat to crack and eventually flake off. always seems to eminate from the sharp edges of the caliper casting. wonder if it's worth running a file/sandpaper over the sharp corners to smooth them off (and get 'em re-painted) to see if that helps lifespan. they are very much brown when i leave trackdays but recover their red after a few weeks of road.
    they're cared for with ironX every so often and VP Bilberry wheel cleaner for it's regular cleans.
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    Good old brownbo's.

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    Hi all
    I’ll be a Potential future FK2 owner one day, just wondering if there’s a fix / acknowledged problem
    Regarding the gearboxissue? Is it a problem that develops over time or is it detectable on test drives ?

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