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Painting the Brakes DIY


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I have a MY00 with the SSR GT2 rims, they are a 5 spoke open style 3 piece rim. I have a silver car, with color matched rims. I have changed out the side maker lights etc. I was going for that Mono color look.

BUT...

I thought that I might paint the brakes bright red. I think that would really set of the car. Is this DIY project or should I have a shop do it? Next how do I get the Porsche logo back on there. I will do a photo log of this project and post it if anybody can point me in the right dir.

Thank guys

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I have a MY00 with the SSR GT2 rims, they are a 5 spoke open style 3 piece rim. I have a silver car, with color matched rims. I have changed out the side maker lights etc. I was going for that Mono color look.

BUT...

I thought that I might paint the brakes bright red. I think that would really set of the car. Is this DIY project or should I have a shop do it? Next how do I get the Porsche logo back on there. I will do a photo log of this project and post it if anybody can point me in the right dir.

Thank guys

This thread has the info you need to do the job - DIY of course.

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=6148&hl=

Good luck,

Ed

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I have a MY00 with the SSR GT2 rims, they are a 5 spoke open style 3 piece rim. I have a silver car, with color matched rims. I have changed out the side maker lights etc. I was going for that Mono color look.

BUT...

I thought that I might paint the brakes bright red. I think that would really set of the car. Is this DIY project or should I have a shop do it? Next how do I get the Porsche logo back on there. I will do a photo log of this project and post it if anybody can point me in the right dir.

Thank guys

This thread has the info you need to do the job - DIY of course.

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=6148&hl=

Good luck,

Ed

thanks thats perfect

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I just finished painting the calipers on my Boxster, and I would recommend not going the G2 caliper paint route. I tried it, and the calipers looked like absolute crap - there are a few other people on PPBB that had the same results. I stripped that off, and got some hi-temp Duplicolor engine paint. I cleaned the calipers with brake cleaner (take your time with this step, and make sure that the calipers are completely clean). I then sprayed a good coat of the Duplicolor (I used black), let that dry for a day, then sprayed two coats of Duplicolor hi-temp clear coat. I did put caliper decals on after the paint, but before the clear.

My calipers now look they came off a brand new car. It's a lot easier to spray paint on the calipers than to try to brush on the epoxy in an even coat.

Just my two cents.

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I've tried using Duplicolor in the past... You have to make sure you do it very evenly and thinly, per coat. It's a very watery paint so drips very easily (a zero-G environment would be perfect for painting!). Also, make you sure you do ALL coats within one hour. If you have to stop you will have to wait a full 7 days before doing the next coat (ask me how I know! The paint creases almost like magic if you don't!).

I have only used the cheap Duplicolor method so that I know what colour I want though. I will ultimately powder-coat the calipers - which is the ultimate professional method of painting these, and lasts pretty much forever. If you know for sure you want to change the colour, I'd suggest powder-coating them - but it can be a lot more expensive (still cheaper than new calipers though).

Thanks!

Shash

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I've tried using Duplicolor in the past... You have to make sure you do it very evenly and thinly, per coat. It's a very watery paint so drips very easily (a zero-G environment would be perfect for painting!). Also, make you sure you do ALL coats within one hour. If you have to stop you will have to wait a full 7 days before doing the next coat (ask me how I know! The paint creases almost like magic if you don't!).

I have only used the cheap Duplicolor method so that I know what colour I want though. I will ultimately powder-coat the calipers - which is the ultimate professional method of painting these, and lasts pretty much forever. If you know for sure you want to change the colour, I'd suggest powder-coating them - but it can be a lot more expensive (still cheaper than new calipers though).

Thanks!

Shash

Hey thanks for the help everybody. If it ever stops raining in Boston I will give it a try. Has anybody had issuse's with the decal's coming off due to heat? Or does the clear coat prevant that?

Thanks

PR

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If it ever stops raining in Boston I will give it a try. Has anybody had issuse's with the decal's coming off due to heat? Or does the clear coat prevant that?

Thanks

PR

I don't think this rain is ever going to stop!

A friend of mine North of Boston sprayed his silver recently, decals, clear coat etc. They look great and seem to be holding up just fine. I think he sprayed them on the car but can check if needed, I think he just masked it off and sprayed away.

Chris (North of Boston)

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