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Red Caliper Paint


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Laugh if you want, but I keep a bottle of Testors 1103 Red enamel in my touch-up kit got my calipers. It is a very good match, and the caliper never gets so hot that the paint is compromised. It is the perfect low-cost paint for touchup. FYI, the stock calipers are painted with water-based low VOC enamel and not powder coated.

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What is the process if your clear is peeling? Part of my calipers are shiny red and parts are dull. I realized the clear is peeling. I wasn't sure if you could paint over them in this condition and it look even.

How do you remove the remainder of the clear?

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What is the process if your clear is peeling? Part of my calipers are shiny red and parts are dull. I realized the clear is peeling. I wasn't sure if you could paint over them in this condition and it look even.

How do you remove the remainder of the clear?

I just fixed one of those spots yesterday. These usually happen because you got little too close with the pressure washer. I do the procedure below with the wheel off.

To fix where the clear coat has come off:

1. Using your fingernail, first try to pop off any clear coat around the blemish that has not yes come off.

2. Using 1600 grit sandpaper, gently wet sand the edges of the blemish smooth.

2.a I polish the surface with a fine polish to further smooth the surface.

3. Clean the surface of the caliper that will be repainted throughly with 3M General Purpose adhesive remover.

4. Mask off the caliper so that only the area with the blemish and a portion around the blemish is exposed.

5. Reapply clear coating. I use Plasti-Kote No. 296 clear Wheel-Kote.

6. After the clear coat is dry, remove the masking, and using polish on an orbital polisher, smooth out the masking line.

When you are done, you will not be able to tell there was ever a blemish.

One caveat, be very careful when preparing the surface if the blemish is close to the "Porsche" lettering. You have to sand very carefully and slowly.

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Thanks for the great DYI! Sadly that wouldn't work in my situation. The peeling is in some flat spots but alot of crevices where a polisher wouldn't get to.

So, how do you go about removing the rest of the clearcoat to start over?

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I'm about to do mine, bought paint and lettering, change from black to red.

If you google caliper painting, you will find a lot of info.

Here's a 928 owner who stripped them first.

Boxster will need the white BOXSTER stick on letters, available somewhere on Bay, I bought some.

http://members.rennlist.com/v1uhoh/brakerf.htm

I have seen some instructions on how to do it without removing the calipers.

Hope this helps!

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Thanks for the great DYI! Sadly that wouldn't work in my situation. The peeling is in some flat spots but alot of crevices where a polisher wouldn't get to.

So, how do you go about removing the rest of the clearcoat to start over?

If your caliper is in need of a total reapplication of clear coat, then it is best to remove it from the car, and sand down all of the places where it is peeling, in the crevices, etc., then give the whole thing a new coat of clear. This way you won't have to worry about masking marks.

Pulling the caliper off is not hard at all, just make sure if you reuse the caliper mounting bolts that your apply some loctite to them, and tighten them to the proper torque of 63 ft/lbs.

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