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Old 03-13-2016, 04:44 AM   #1
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Painting Calipers Red

I'm a pretty good artist but just a very BASIC mechanic...
I'm considering painting my brake calipers red on my 986 but I really don't want to remove them in fear of running into the possibility of messing up some of the braking components up. (I've done brake jobs on VWs long ago but that was long ago). I may just remove the wheels and hand paint/spray them myself...has anyone ever done them by hand? Any recommendations? Any advice?
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Old 03-13-2016, 06:47 AM   #2
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He makes a bit of a mess of it, but you get the gist...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp07079YNSU
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Take a look here, if I can do it, so can you. You can buy the decals off of eBay. This really is an easy, fun project that makes a huge difference for minimal cost IMO.

http://986forum.com/forums/diy-project-guides/41668-painted-calipers.html

I used VHT paint
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CPJLVC?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CPJLV2?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:24 AM   #4
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He makes a bit of a mess of it, but you get the gist...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp07079YNSU
You gotta be kidding right??? lol...this guys sprayed all over the disc, lol

I appreciate the post though, I think that I get the point and could do a slightly better job than this

I'll do it soon and post before and after photos
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Easy...I did get a bit of overspray on the floor, but it cleaned up easily.

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Old 03-14-2016, 08:25 AM   #6
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Easy...I did get a bit of overspray on the floor, but it cleaned up easily.

very cool - painting calibers is definitely on the "to do" list
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