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Pelican Technical Article:

RED Calipers

Time:

2-4 hours

Tab:

$0-$400

Talent:

**

Tools:

Masking tape

Applicable Models:

 
Porsche 911 (1965-89)
Porsche 912 (1965-69)
Porsche 914 (1970-76)
Porsche 930 Turbo (1976-89)

Parts Required:

Porsche logo stencils, high temp engine enamel paint.

Performance Gain:

Adding a sporty, race inspired look to your calipers.

Complementary Modification:

Bleed brake system.

RED Calipers

Something like is a typical Ricer Boyz behavior.  But at least I spent the time and money and had this done the right way, and it turned out great.

Took the original black calipers off and shipped them to Howard Cook at Powder Tech Plus, 904-269-1719.  Howard had them sand blasted and powder coated red.  I didn't need to take the pistons off the caliper since Howard masked them off.

Also had some exact font size "Porsche" logo vinyl stencils made

After I mounted the calipers back on the car, I taped the stencils on to the caliper and masked off the rest of the caliper and used some white color high temperature engine enamel paint to spray on the "Porsche" logo.  I gave it about 3-4 thin coats, and when dried I peeled off the masking tape and the stencils.

And this is how it turned out.

 


They turned out so well personally I can't tell if they are the real thing or not.

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Comments and Suggestions:
ko930 Comments: hi guys, when I did mine, the guy painted them using car paint, they look good , paint does not come off and the porsche logo I simply have filed it down with the sand paper once the paint dried out, so the logo has an aluminium color and it does look good, tried paint them white in the past and had a hard time doing it perfect
March 27, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional Info. We appreciate it.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Grego Comments: They look good, I did mine a year ago but with dupli colour caliper kit $80. I did not stencil the logo on i was told about stickers on eBay bit suss but i gave them a try they were quoted as a hi temp vinyl.They still look good after 9K and the bes thing was that they cost $10 delivered
March 27, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the info. Great photo BTW. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Brake-Caliper Comments: I hate to put a NEG. twist on things but putting PC Powder Coat to calipers is the same like putting a sweater on during a hot day. According to Race Technologies the US importer for BREMBO it is a NO-NO... Painted or hard-bake finishing after the calipers have been COMPLETELY stripped down to the core is the best way in my experience.

Just because it looks good doesn't mean it will work the same. Matter of fact a good brake caliper refinish co. will tell you that it's the only way to go!
March 27, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: That caliper looks great! Thanks for the additional Info. We appreciate it.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Chris Comments: That is great news as I live in Jacksonville. I have one other question though. I have a 1982 911sc and will definitely be powder coating my calipers for the rebuild.
April 2, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Benny Comments: Thank you guys, I was breaking my head trying to find how or where to get the Porsche logo for my calipers done.
Appreciated and I will do the same thing as I am in Florida and I know were that place is in Jacksonville.
February 23, 2012
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Tom Comments: Looks really trick! I'm getting ready to rebuild my calipers. I'll probably do the rebuild and send them off. I too would like to know where you had the stencils made.
Thanks...
February 23, 2010
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
zippy_gg Comments: I found the answer just 2 minutes after I asked the question...!
http://www.europdr.com/caliperstencil.htm
September 21, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the follow up. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
roxhayes Comments: Where did you have the stencils made?
July 18, 2009
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: A local sign shop should be able to do it for you. - Nick at Pelican Parts  

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