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Painted Calipers - Advice needed

ami

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Hi All

I'm sitting here at work, bored out of my mind, so have been thinking of things to do on my motor. This morning I thought about having the claipers painted red. I have called JZ Machtech, and have been quoted the following:

£340+vat for the painting

+

£150+vat for the bleeding(?)+pads removal

Total damage is £575.75.

Does anyone know if this seems reasonable, as I have no idea what so ever, and am about to book the car in to get it done, unless anyone out there can help me save a few quid. Not getting it done is no longer an option, as I think they will go with the blue colour of my paintwork.

Thanks as always!

Ami




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Personally I think it's a bad idea. It's the text book 'pimped up' thing to do. It could look really sad. You have a beautiful Porsche with (I assume) black calipers. If I went to see a car and the owner had painted the calipers, I would walk away.


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I made a post a few months back when i think sundeep was thinking about BIG REDS

you can get decals/ stencils on ebay for £10 or so

i spoke to a co in my local yellow pages who quoted about £70 to either powder coat or stove enamel the calipers

when i told them how much sundeep had been quoted he feel off his chair

do a search on the site and you may find the post


Migration info. Legacy thread was 34349
 
Interesting - hadn't thought of resale effects! If it's not the done thing, then I won't be doing it, wasn't sure how common/uncommon it was.



Any other views?

thanks


Migration info. Legacy thread was 34350
 
Be cheaper to wait for a set of red brembos to come up on ebay. Saw a set the other day for £500 immaculate as well and off a 993tt.

Migration info. Legacy thread was 34354
 
A lot of people do it and I see no harm in it. It's not a pimp my ride mod and depending on the wheels, can really set things off.

9M offer a service where they will paint them any colour you like!


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got mine done a short while ago....

worth doing when a brake fluid is due, although I was looking to switch up to Dot 5.1 brake fluid..... the cost for doing the lot was about £300 inc logo, fluid change + VAT,

works a treat as per my sig pic !

or close up.. a yes they do make the car look much better

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well worth doing.....


Migration info. Legacy thread was 34362
 
Sundeep - That's a lot cheaper than I've been quoted - Where did you get yours done? thanks

Migration info. Legacy thread was 34363
 
have a word with Andy at Amd.....

paint is a proper power coated job, as I went on a track day 2 weeks later and they coped well with the high temps.... still very red and very nice....


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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by mark pearce on 28 September 2005

I made a post a few months back when i think sundeep was thinking about BIG REDS

you can get decals/ stencils on ebay for £10 or so

i spoke to a co in my local yellow pages who quoted about £70 to either powder coat or stove enamel the calipers

when i told them how much sundeep had been quoted he feel off his chair

do a search on the site and you may find the post



fell off my chair was an understatement !

sadly over this side of the country.... we are being fleeced !

but happy with the finished result
(and that is my car after it was swissol'ed last month !)


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I think little reds look great. I have thought about it too because I agree with you that it goes v nice with a dark blue car. Can't justify cost at the moment after suspension upgrade.

Go for it if it is what you want.


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Looks greatSundeep!!

I tried searching for AMD link just now, but can't find their details, do you have any links/numbers etc


Migration info. Legacy thread was 34372
 
I have a 993 and I painted mine red using caliper paint £40 10 months ago.

Decals cost me a tenner

Didnt remove pads or blead brakes, they stil look great and it cost me £50.

15k miles later and three track days and some very hard driving including 3 sets of brake disks they still look as if I just painted them.

Bear in mind that it looks good on my car because it also guards red and unmolested by spoiers etc.
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Migration info. Legacy thread was 34378
 
Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Simon W on 28 September 2005
Personally I think it's a bad idea. It's the text book 'pimped up' thing to do. It could look really sad. You have a beautiful Porsche with (I assume) black calipers. If I went to see a car and the owner had painted the calipers, I would walk away.

I agree, I hate fakes, if my caliper were red they would be the real thing (big Reds). I would prefer to spend the money on something more meaningful sport seats, LWF, RS front spliters. my 0.02pence.


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