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creekman

Brake Caliper Porsche Lettering...

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Does anyone have any information on whether the "die cut" lettering is better or worst compared to the "decal" lettering?  Since Porsche does not sell this, I've found several sources on the internet as well as in England.  

 

So any suggestions on which material is best and where to buy?

 

Thanks,

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Ronnie,

 

Thanks for the reply, do you use a clear coat out of a shaker can or a 2 part good stuff?  Do you have a source for the decals?

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+1 on the decals, and clear coat.  I use Rust-Oleum crystal clear enamel with great results.  

 

A generic problem with all Porsche calipers is that over time the factory clear coat spalls off leaving flat "blotches" of the base color.  This condition can be aggravated by cleaning the calipers with a pressure washer.  

 

When that happens to my calipers, I use some 600+ grit sandpaper to lightly feather about the defect, and then spray on some Rust-Oleum to repair it.  works like a charm.

 

Here is what the calipers with 76K miles look like after a Pre-Concours refresh

 

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For the decals, search on eBay.

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Hello my old friend.  The car still looks great.  I still think the orient red is a true eye-catcher.  One of the best p-car colors ever; rare, striking.  Best, jl

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Before and after photos from a project a couple of years ago.  I got my paint from Tirerack.com Press Here and the decals from MaxSpeed Motor Sports Press Here

 

Touch them off with a couple of thin coats of Rust-Oleum crystal clear enamel spray. Wallmart or Home Depot (Press Here) for less than $4.00/can.

 

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Just an observation that if you are tracking your car you MUST use heat resistant paint and clearcoat to prevent discoloration and imminent blistering from heat such as VHT.

Johan

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Uwon, seems like a good idea whether you're tracking your car or not to use the VHT clear.  Thanks for the suggestion...

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Caliper lettering update...  I waited for 4 weeks for my supplier to get the PORSCHE decals for my brake calipers, after vague responses on a ship date I went to the internet and bought a set on line.  What I ended up with is 4.3" long die cut vinyl letters.  I believe the letters were originally 4".  That was ok since my car is not concours...  Actually I liked the longer lettering strip and the die cut letters went on nicely.  Albeit they can be tricky to install.  I had one of the letters leap off of the mounting sheet and stick to the caliper, I carefully removed it and repositioned it on the mounting sheet.

 

I used Dupli-Color VHT clear spray giving the face of the caliper two coats, looks great...  I bought the lettering from a Florida based internet vendor (not from China), they furnished 4 lettering strips.  If I was to do it again I would order 5 strips, 4 to use, 1 to lose.  I might add that this vendor referred to his lettering as decals, but they were die cut letters.  I'm ok with that, but you should know what you're getting if that is important.

 

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