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The Egg Guy 08-30-2012 06:22 AM

Painted my Brake Calipers
 
Painted my brake calipers yesterday with some caliper paint form AutoZone.
About 30 mins per wheel...putting on 4 coats of paint which dries very fast.
Now just waiting on some white porsche decals to stick on front. Very please with results. Cost about $10 for paint and decalshttp://986forum.com/forums/uploads01...1346335195.jpg
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ekam 08-30-2012 07:12 AM

Did you sand it down first before paint? If not don't expect the paint to last.

BruceH 08-30-2012 07:26 AM

Looks great! It's on my list of things to do. My red paint is faded and needs to be refreshed.

WhipE350 08-30-2012 11:19 AM

If found a guy that sells the PORSCHE stickers for like $8 for seven of them. I then clear coated it with clear engine paint.

Skrapmot 08-30-2012 12:09 PM

I think Pelican sells a brush on caliper paint so no need to mask off your entire car.
Are the letters raised? I thought my old 911 letters were raised when I painted those brake calipers long ago.

Guvs 08-30-2012 12:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ekam (Post 303845)
Did you sand it down first before paint? If not don't expect the paint to last.

Agree with the above, did mine a year ago and they still look the same today.
This wire brush came in very handy.

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/p...erspads001.jpg

Bought the heat resistant caliper paint off eBay.
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/p...alipers009.jpg
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/p...alipers010.jpg

And I think they look as good today as the day I did them.
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/p...owcalipers.jpg

Guvs 08-30-2012 12:53 PM

This is the latest photo I've taken and it shows my re-furbed wheels, I just noticed the OP they are the same style, I also painted the badge on the center caps not that you would notice unless it was pointed out.

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/p...tercaps003.jpg

As you can see they are still looking good so well worth the time taken rubbing down and preparing the surface before painting.

Skrapmot 08-30-2012 09:01 PM

That look really good....hmmm...do I really need another project right now...

I really like those black wheels on the yellow Boxster!

The Egg Guy 08-31-2012 09:58 AM

I did "rough them up" a little before painting...but not a complete sanding.
I would have loved some brush on paint but my local parts store didn't have any and I had been wanting to do this for a while so I just went with what they had.

My letters are not raised. The yellow one looks nice. Much better than mine. nice job.

Guvs 09-01-2012 11:24 PM

Thanks for all your positive comments, it makes all the time and effort put in a bit more acceptable and worthwhile.
Guvs.

thstone 09-03-2012 01:34 PM

Great job! My calipers are also painted and I love the look. Its a great way to make the wheels visually pop.

986_c6 09-08-2012 10:53 PM

This reminds me to get off my butt and start my caliper painting project.

Great job op!

Jerkstore 09-24-2012 11:09 AM

The best pain to use on calipers is high heat engine paint. It has a picture of an engine on it.
The high heat engine paint results are outstanding. It actually will look like a shell of paint and it is really easy to apply.

The Egg Guy 10-08-2012 06:57 AM

put decals on painted calipers
 
Finally put my PORSCHE decals on my newly painted calipers.http://986forum.com/forums/uploads01...1349708208.jpg

tony_fury 10-08-2012 08:02 AM

Egg Guy:
Where did you get the decals from? What size were they?
Thanks
T

Skrapmot 10-08-2012 08:19 AM

I got mine on eBay, I picked the ones that advertised they were heat resistant, and threw in a couple extras for good
luck for about 8 dollars shipped.
I also found the brush on caliper paint kit on Amazon for 20 bucks.

The Egg Guy 10-12-2012 06:30 AM

Yeah, I got mine on ebay also...very inexpensive. About $5 and when I contacted seller that I had not received them yet he sent another set of decals. And the paint is Caliper paint form autozone

mistermac99 10-13-2012 04:36 PM

I have a base '99. I think I was reading in the Bently Service Manual that only the Boxster S came painted red.
Seems I should paint my calipers black, or keep them silver?
My car is silver.

tony_fury 10-13-2012 05:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mistermac99 (Post 309263)
I have a base '99. I think I was reading in the Bently Service Manual that only the Boxster S came painted red.
Seems I should paint my calipers black, or keep them silver?
My car is silver.

Mine are going red...:cool:

boxslrr 10-15-2012 06:32 PM

Any idea what color I should paint mine? Car is Guards Red with a black top. I want something that people will notice and something that matches the colors of the car. But I feel like everyone does red. Any suggestions?


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