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Red Brake Calipers


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I took my winter tires off and decided while I had the wheels off to also paint my calipers and replace my brake pads. I found red caliper paint at tirerack.com

Pictures below.

Old calipers

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Tirerack.com PRESS HERE for paint url

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A shot of the painted caliper.

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Finished painted caliper without pads and the next one is with the pads.

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And here is the finished wheel. Decals on order!

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Looks great but I woulda found a way to get the Porsche logo to still be there. Either buy a small decal or taped it off. Either way looks good and is relevant to my interests. Love the red.

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Looks great but I woulda found a way to get the Porsche logo to still be there. Either buy a small decal or taped it off. Either way looks good and is relevant to my interests. Love the red.

Yep, brake decals on order!

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Looks great but I woulda found a way to get the Porsche logo to still be there. Either buy a small decal or taped it off. Either way looks good and is relevant to my interests. Love the red.

Yep, brake decals on order!

How much cleaning/prep work was done? Anything special done in the way of cleaning? Planning this DIY next week!

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Looks great but I woulda found a way to get the Porsche logo to still be there. Either buy a small decal or taped it off. Either way looks good and is relevant to my interests. Love the red.

Yep, brake decals on order!

How much cleaning/prep work was done? Anything special done in the way of cleaning? Planning this DIY next week!

The kit from Tirerack included a can of non-chlorinated brake cleaner. I purchased a second can. I sprayed each caliper with the cleaner from one can of cleaner and then used 600 wet/dry sand paper, spraying with water as I went, followed by 800, then used the second can of cleaner. The directions recommended two coats of paint with at least thirty minutes between coats. By the time I finished the first coat of paint, thirty minutes had elapsed and I then preceded to give the calipers a second coat. The directions said not to use the brakes for 24 hours. I waited 24 before driving and 48 hours before bedding my new brake pads.

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Your calipers look great and that G2 caliper paint holds up really well.

If you want to keep the decals from getting prematurely damaged, shoot a couple of thin coats of high-temperature clear over them. That will help protect them, especially when you are cleaning the brake dust off the calipers on occasion.

Here are what yellow one look like, done about two years ago:

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Regards, Maurice.

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