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Old 04-03-2018, 05:49 AM   #1
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caliper painting question

How much of the existing paint has to be removed before painting? Can I just remove any flaking clearcoat edges, rough up the existing paint (removing the Porsche name) and then clean it? I ask because all the posts I'm finding show the caliper taken down to bare metal before painting.

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Old 04-03-2018, 07:23 AM   #2
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That's what I did, removed the flaking clearcoat, scraped off the porsche labels, sanded it down, and painted with VHT Red high temp caliper paint, followed by clear and then regular old decals from eBay.

However, don't ask me to post a photo, the car is a track car and they look terrible

It has been holding up though the last several years.
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Used Brakecleen, wire brush, 80 grit scuff sanding, painted with VHT, red and clear, ebay graphics, 3 years old still look good, not a good picture of the color
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Used Brakecleen, wire brush, 80 grit scuff sanding, painted with VHT, red and clear, ebay graphics, 3 years old still look good, not a good picture of the color
Thanks for posting that ridiculously huge picture.

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