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Painting your Brake Calipers

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Painting your Brake Calipers


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Metric sockets, ratchet and metric wrenches and line wrenches, white high temperature enamel, jack and two jack stands

Applicable Models:

Porsche 986 Boxster (1997-04)
Porsche 986 Boxster S (2000-04)
Porsche 987 Boxster (2005-12)
Porsche 987 Boxster S (2005-12)
Porsche 987 Cayman (2007-12)
Porsche 987 Cayman S (2006-12)
Porsche 993 Carrera (1995-98)
Porsche 993 Carrera 4 (1995-98)
Porsche 993 Carrera 4S (1996-98)
Porsche 993 Carrera S (1998)
Porsche 993 Targa (1996-98)
Porsche 993 Turbo (1996-97)
Porsche 996 Carrera models (1999-05)
Porsche 996 Turbo, GT2, GT3 (2001-05)

Parts Required:

Porsche stencil, white high temperature enamel, red powdercoat (applied by pro powdercoat shop)

Performance Gain:

Brakes that have that racer look

Complementary Modification:

Replace brake pads
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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.

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:
Norbert Comments: Thank you for this article!
December 13, 2017
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
nick Comments: I wanted to see an article as to how a DIY guy would refinish his calipers, not someone who sent them to a commercial shop to have them powder coated. Silly...
November 2, 2017
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Noted your comment. - Nick at Pelican Parts  

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