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My friend and I are also interested in doing this... Maybe we can get Eric & www.bumper plugs.com or somebodyelse to do a Group buy discount????

I want to make sure too that the porsche sticker/emblem is also back on after repainting them...

Paul

San Diego

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I talked to someone today about powder coating the calipers and he said that the do it yourself paint kits are better because they use high temperature paint (and they are cheap). I checked into it and you can get the paint in any color @

http://www.departstop.com/Brake%20kits.htm

and if you want the stickers, you can get them at

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?a...re&code=caliper

Jarrod

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I tried that heat resistant paint on my lexus IS300 and it faded fast... I had to re-do it a couple of times before I finally gave up...

Eric is right, let's do it right... I'm sure we can get a group discount somewhere. (I have 2 people interested here in SD if the price is right.)

Paul

1999 C2 coupe 3.4l

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I talked to someone today about powder coating the calipers and he said that the do it yourself paint kits are better because they use high temperature paint (and they are cheap). I checked into it and you can get the paint in any color @ 

http://www.departstop.com/Brake%20kits.htm

and if you want the stickers, you can get them at

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?a...re&code=caliper

Jarrod

I used that paint on a 2000 Corvette C5 to make the calipers red. I will say that the paint is very durable and did not fade at all. However, the paint is put on with a brush and it's very thick (it dries quickly which means you have to work quickly and it will get thicker before you can finish all 4 brakes). This was fine for the Corvette because the calipers had a very rough finish on the metal of the calipers and it hid the less than perfect paint job. But the Porsche calipers are smooth and will show all the brush strokes and variances in paint thickness. So I don't think it will look as good.

But it might be worth a try before going the powder coat method if you are a skillful paint brusher, because it's cheap and can be done without removing anything but the wheel and masking the rest off. If it doesn't look good, just send them off to be blasted clean anyway since that's most likely what they were going to do to the original black paint anyway.

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I bought red caliper paint from Auto Zone, bought a fine paint brush from an art store. I prepped the caliper, wet sand, and primer with spray paint, and applied the red paint with the brush. I was very pleased with the result. Got the decals on ebay and clear coated them on the calipers. Total cost $25 and one days work, reward awsome.. unless you want to pay $500 and not drive the Pcar for a couple of days. If you don't like the result you can always have them done.

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Guys ... keep in mind that you cannot get factory rebuild parts for your calipers. The ones that Porsche offers are outer dust boots only.

I powder coated mine and it took me weeks to find inner seals that would work. There is a good chance that you will have to buy new calipers if you lose your inner seals.

Dan

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