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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:36 pm    Post subject: Best place for Boxster calliper refurb? Reply with quote

good evening Boxster friends.

Where would you guys go to get a pair of callipers refurbed?

I've had a quote back from a company at just over £500 for a pair, which seems steep to me.

(that £500 was for calliper strip, rebuild and paint black)

Thanks in advance Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worth considering these guys - top quality work .....
http://www.brakecaliperspecialists.uk/brake-caliper-refurbishment/
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Best place for Boxster calliper refurb? Reply with quote

BenC wrote:
good evening Boxster friends.

Where would you guys go to get a pair of callipers refurbed?

I've had a quote back from a company at just over £500 for a pair, which seems steep to me.

(that £500 was for calliper strip, rebuild and paint black)

Thanks in advance Smile


That price seems fair - I looked around last year at another provider in South East and the price for all 4 calipers rebuild and respray lacquer etc. came to around £900 + Indy charge to remove, courier, return courier and refit on the car (so more than £1000 all in). The firm I enquired with did not provide the Porsche logo/decal citing trademark infringement laws and stated I'd have to buy the logo off the internet and stick that on myself after they did the job!

An independent high-end Bodyshop that deals with Ferrari, Lambo's and classic car restorations quoted around £900 all-in as no need to send callipers to a third party. This Bodyshop did not offer cosmetic caliper refurbs to remove, respray and re-lacquer. I saw their work on a few examples and it was to a very high standard. In their experience only a full strip down, rebuild with new seals etc. will be done by them as they see too many seized pistons etc. Cosmetic refurb co's seem to be scarce.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also try Thomas as Pro Calipers (proper job, with all Brembo parts to refurbish, and top notch finish)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RobIpswichUK wrote:
Also try Thomas as Pro Calipers (proper job, with all Brembo parts to refurbish, and top notch finish)


Yes, his prices are more realistic http://pro-calipers.co.uk/price-list/
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bigg red calipers, www.biggred.co.uk
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tomas may be the best but he is the one that told me he does not provide the Porsche logo due to getting in some bother with Porsche over trademark infringement. I could not see any benefit of having to source my own logos and sticking them on afterwards myself. Unless he does stick them on but remains silent about it after having a bit of a brush with Porsche in the past about this?

One thing I do agree is is that its better to go for a strip and rebuild rather than a cosmetic refurb.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RobIpswichUK wrote:
Also try Thomas as Pro Calipers (proper job, with all Brembo parts to refurbish, and top notch finish)


thanks for the options - I will contact Thomas for a quote
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