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Old 02-09-2019, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by SeeForce View Post
having them powder coated is not.
Why?

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Old 02-09-2019, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by IXLR8 View Post
Why?
durability issues due to high temps.
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Old 02-09-2019, 07:51 PM
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Seems like a lot of time for minimal results.....
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Old 02-09-2019, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by SeeForce View Post
durability issues due to high temps.
Are you saying the finish could not handle the high temps during braking? Yet regular epoxy / polyurethane could handle it?
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Old 02-09-2019, 09:16 PM
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Powder coating likely won’t withstand the high heat
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Old 02-09-2019, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by CCDD View Post
Powder coating likely won’t withstand the high heat
My Porsche dealer powder coats calipers, and has done so for a long time, and they warranty the work and have not had problems.
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by YTownSpyder View Post

those look fantastic. Well done
Thanks mate! I took all the time in the world, patience and a few bottles of wine. LOL
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by CCDD View Post
Powder coating likely won’t withstand the high heat
15 years ago I had race car headers ceramic powder coated. Lasted as long as I had that car.
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by SeeForce View Post
Ok... So lizard green it is. Anyone know where to buy lizard green in a rattle can? if Im going to screw this up, im going to SCREW it up.
just get them either painted or powdercoated professionally if you are going to do it. I.m a retiredd professional powdercoater who specialized in brake calipers. In fact, the pink ones above are on my wife's cayenne. I coated over 3000 sets of calipers in the 14 years I was in business. Got lots of ones in that were painted with G2 or spray paint. It never lasts long.

Ask your powdercoater about Shocker Yellow over Silver Metallic if you want something that pops.



For my GT3, I'm sticking with the factory yellow, for now.
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by CCDD View Post
Powder coating likely won’t withstand the high heat
I've got a few customers who kept their cars long term. Aside from heavy track use, they hold up just fine for years. I offered an unconditional lifetime warranty (and still honor it for my previous customers, even though I retired), and never had a set come back because the coating failed or faded.
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by SeeForce View Post
Ok... So lizard green it is. Anyone know where to buy lizard green in a rattle can? if Im going to screw this up, im going to SCREW it up.
Im no expert but if you want to DIY then there is high temp paint our there you can brush on instead of spray. I did my 993 10 years ago and its held up really well. if I remember right it was a whole caliper painting kit and there were like 10 colors.

prep is the key and the then the 3-4 coats of brushed paint came out very smooth.
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Old 02-10-2019, 03:51 PM
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I like red painted calipers regardless of if they're real Big Reds.

I feel yellow to be reserved just for PCCB's.
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Old 02-10-2019, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by bkrantz View Post
15 years ago I had race car headers ceramic powder coated. Lasted as long as I had that car.
Yes, but ceramic power coating and powder coating are two different things. Exhaust parts need the ceramic version.
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Old 02-10-2019, 04:41 PM
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Was there a point where they stopped with the painted calipers on base cars? I recently bought a 2013 base C2 and it has red calipers. I assumed it was factory since there was no other modifications to the car.
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:48 PM
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Here is a pic of my base Carrera calipers painted red. I just like the way they contrast with my platinum wheels. Also, the standard caliper finish on the base car looks really crappy after some miles while the painted reds hold up very well.


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