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Old 12-09-2016, 10:40 PM
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Very nice!
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What dremel attachments did you use to prep the painted surfaces?

Edit: ended up using these and they worked flawlessly. Be sure to keep the speed low so you don't wear them too quickly or burn the paint.

Dremel 511E EZ Lock Coarse Grit and Medium Grit Finishing Abrasive Buffs, 2-Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FBF3OM..._DfGzybS002ZDV

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Originally Posted by nine9six View Post
Following the basics of this post, I chose to strip my calipers with paint stripper, wire wheel with a dremel tool, light sanding, and then cleanup with acetone as my prep. After VHT paint, I baked @ 300 deg F, for 1 hr.
After baked and cool, I applied high heat vinyl stickers and clear coat just over the sticker face area.

Here are the results of the procedure I used and yes, its all in the prep work. I went from thrashed black calipers to this. Three more to go... ; )
Looks great nine9six :thumb: Thanks for posting.

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What dremel attachments did you use to prep the painted surfaces?

Edit: ended up using these and they worked flawlessly. Be sure to keep the speed low so you don't wear them too quickly or burn the paint.

Dremel 511E EZ Lock Coarse Grit and Medium Grit Finishing Abrasive Buffs, 2-Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FBF3OM..._DfGzybS002ZDV
Thanks for the link NW. I had not seen those before. Will order some as I'm sure they'll be very useful for some future project.
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Originally Posted by EMC2
Thanks for the link NW. I had not seen those before. Will order some as I'm sure they'll be very useful for some future project.
I used the below brush for most of it and the Dremel wheels for the tight corners. Sand paper for the rest.

Century Drill and Tool 76211 Coarse Drill Cup Wire Brush, 1-3/4-Inch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004UUAD4E..._TNOAyb7S0MJ9W
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Excellent thread - Thank You

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Old 04-06-2017, 02:19 PM
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Since this DIY has been done over a year now, can OP report back how did the paint hold?
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Old 04-07-2017, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by 911-997
Since this DIY has been done over a year now, can OP report back how did the paint hold?
I'd be happy to do so in the next couple of days, - been traveling so will give the car a wash this weekend. They basically look as good as new. I'm very pleased with how well they've held up.
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Old 04-08-2017, 10:08 PM
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I did mine as per the post instructions. I did add a clear coat after I put the Porsche decal on the caliper, after several months the paint is holding up great. Only thing I would do different is paint at a cooler temp, it was in the low 80's when I sprayed, better to be in the low 70's - prevents paint drying to quickly as it flies through the air to the caliper. Thanks for the instructions, I would not have tried it if not for your post.

Another thing I found, once the caliper is off, a vacuum cap works best for stoping the brake line from leaking.
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I cleaned the car this week so here are some updated pictures as promised (just over 1 year after installation). As mentioned they look as good as new. I use the following brushes to clean the calipers every time I wash the car, and I always use mild cleaner on the wheels and calipers (typically aluminum wheel cleaner works best as it is very mild).

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MDPKDMO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MDPKDMO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1












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Old 04-15-2017, 01:05 PM
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Fabulous job EMC2, I'm sending my calipers to you
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Old 04-15-2017, 01:28 PM
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wow..paint held up really well!

Good job man!
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