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repainting brake callipers

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by bigmoose, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. bigmoose

    bigmoose Karting

    Oct 13, 2003
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    read a thread in the gen discussion board on repainting callipers
    (link posted below)

    any body have any experience closer to home?
    would sure like to have mine done in yellow

    heard that its quite a complex procedure

    dealer quotes u s side seem to around $ 1000...knowing our dealers it would closer to 2 to 3 times that if we are lucky

    check this out
    http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2490
     
  2. 456mgt

    456mgt Formula Junior

    Mar 24, 2002
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    I would give Verdi's a call. I'd be amazed if they couldn't repaint them for a fraction of the replacement price.

    How is it complex? I was imagining it's the sort of thing you could almost do yourself- take the wheel off and mask everything. I wouldn't do it myself, but this is where I'd start from.
     
  3. 360CS

    360CS F1 Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Chetan,

    I did my wheel centres recently and its easy, You need a heat resistant primer and paint, Yellow and Red easy available. Give me a call when your back in the country.
     
  4. bigmoose

    bigmoose Karting

    Oct 13, 2003
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    joe,
    thanks for yr input
    sure will call when back home
    just got the car back from graypaul with all the work done (5k)
    will have to work it off the next couple of months
    what did you have done to yr wheel centres?

    456mgt,
    $1000 us$ was for repainting not replacing
    i read that it is quite complex as it involves taking the entire calliper apart then shot blasting it, treating it with primer, baking . blasting again, painting, baking, all with heat resistant paint and then finally rebuilding the calliper(read..... cost of rebuilding kit)

    would say thats quite complex

    but would have to say it makes the car look awesome

    joe, dont recollect ....does yr spider have red callipers?
     
  5. andrewg

    andrewg F1 Rookie
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    Sep 10, 2002
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    9m racing (www.9mracing.com)did the calipers on my 911 (same ones as on a stock 348) for £250, finish is perfect even down to the Porsche lettering picked out in white
     
  6. MarkCollins

    MarkCollins F1 Rookie
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    Jul 2, 2002
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    Try QV London (01344 622011) I bought refurbished 355 Red calipers for £330 exchange
     
  7. 360CS

    360CS F1 Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Chetan,

    my caliper was chipped and damaged when a stone jammed in between the rim and the Caliper.

    I had the wheels completly refurbished, I etched the paint surfaces, Reprimed with heat resistant Specialist Paint ( not Halfords Jobby ) and re-painted using colour coded paint also heat resistant.

    Purchased Decals from Maranellos and while at it applied a mottled silver finish to the hub centres, using same paint.

    Whole lot £ 78.00 and a weekend of my time....

    I saw a thread some time ago when a guy in the US bought a specialist kit to convert his calipers to yellow , must say on red cae it looked nice!!!

    Your Yellow 360 may look betta in red as this breaks up the colour scheme, ( only my opinion Chetan) it may also look real nice!!

    The prices you mention sound a rip off mate.... Im sure loads of respectable paint shops will do the job on the car for a lot less than you have previously mentioned..
     

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