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Old 05-16-2019, 01:48 AM
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Make sure to use materials designed for high temps if you plan to do any track time
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by gcthree View Post
The reason I refinished my calipers is that someone had painted the black calipers red while in place on the car. Overspray is inevitable and chipping and discoloring was enough to put the caliper refresh high atop my list of things to do. In a pinch, I guess that you can do it, but how you prevent paint from getting places where it doesn't belong is beyond my masking talents.

6ft square piece of painters plastic, tape it just above the wheel well on the hood, tuck it up in the wheel well and poke a zip tie around the strut and through the plastic to hold it up against the inner well. cut a 12" slit in the plastic and pull your caliper through and rest it on the rotor. no overspray, done. just do all your prep work before you put the plastic on.

That's how I do it when I paint them in place. I'm trying to find pics of my boxster I did just like this but having a hard time finding them.
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