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painting break calipers
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I would like to paint my old black calipers a complimentary color of the Midnight Blue of the body. It seems as though the factory finish is a rubberized surface. Has anyone tried to repaint verses…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kaj Hallstrom Mar 8, 2016.

 

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Kaj Hallstrom replied to Thom Baxter's discussion painting break calipers
"Now, isn't there a way to lift off the calibers (like you do when you replace pads) from the disc without disconnecting the hoses. Then seal off anything you don't want painted (you will have to pull the pads out as well) and go…"
Mar 8, 2016
Thom Baxter replied to Thom Baxter's discussion painting break calipers
"Thanks for the input. I was aware of the paint temperature concerns, but figured if I attacked this project, I would want to do all 4 at the same time. This brings up the challenge of re-energizing the brake system upon re-installation by myself. So…"
Mar 8, 2016
Kaj Hallstrom replied to Thom Baxter's discussion painting break calipers
"I don't see why you cannot paint them. There are brake caliber paint kids available on the net. You can also go to your favorite car supply store and get a can of engine paint ( good for high temperatures) Not sure how picky you are with color.…"
Mar 5, 2016
Thom Baxter replied to 968Gene's discussion Parting a car with dark blue interior...
"I am looking for a rear spoiler and rear wiper motor for my '94 . do you have any exterior body parts still available for the back end?"
Mar 1, 2016
Thom Baxter replied to larkin kelly's discussion Parting out 94 968 6 speed coupe
"I am shopping for a replacement rear spoiler for my '94 - looks a lot like your photo. It seems as though someone leaned or sat on mine breaking the front points of connection. I have not tried to remove it yet to get a better idea on potential…"
Mar 1, 2016
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painting break calipers

I would like to paint my old black calipers a complimentary color of the Midnight Blue of the body. It seems as though the factory finish is a rubberized surface. Has anyone tried to repaint verses buying new?See More
Mar 1, 2016
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What 968 model do you own?
Coupe
What year?
1994
Your city:
Chantilly
Your state (if U.S.A.):
VA

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