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      11-27-2012, 06:34 PM   #1
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Painting Calipers?

Beside IND, if you wanted to have your multi-piston brake calipers re-painted who would you recommend?
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      11-28-2012, 11:21 AM   #2
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Powdercoated? I used this guy...

http://www.thepowdercoater.com/

Charged $350 to redo all 4 of my stoptechs. He was pretty quick about it but I was in no rush either. Zeckenhausen uses this guy.



I know IND does awesome work but I wasn't willing to spend the $$$ on a paint job that's going to look horrible in a year or so anyway.
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VAC is awesome check em out.
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Any local bodyshop can handle painting them for you. Powdercoating is tougher since any non-metallic parts need to be removed prior to coating since the baking of the powdercoat will melt the seals.
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Can places like that redo the Stoptech logo too? I have thought about having mine changed to red, but it would look a lot better with a stoptech logo over the red.
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Can places like that redo the Stoptech logo too? I have thought about having mine changed to red, but it would look a lot better with a stoptech logo over the red.
Thepowdercoater.com guy said he could do the logo.
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Can places like that redo the Stoptech logo too? I have thought about having mine changed to red, but it would look a lot better with a stoptech logo over the red.
Mine use to be the stoptech red ill post some pics of the different stages. Mike @ VAC might have a few that's don't have.
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Thanks for the responses so far - have some great options to look into
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that looks great-what bbk kit is that and is it custom painted?
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Are the calipers painted or powdercoated?
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that looks great-what bbk kit is that and is it custom painted?
It is a stoptech bbk came in the standard red. It was custom painted the blue and a sticker was added to the size of my liking. Had about 3-4 tracks days and they are holding up perfect.
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It is a stoptech bbk came in the standard red. It was custom painted the blue and a sticker was added to the size of my liking. Had about 3-4 tracks days and they are holding up perfect.
Thanks - BTW, your calipers look great!
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Thanks - BTW, your calipers look great!
thank you sir all the credit goes to VAC. I just had an idea of what i wanted and they brought it all together.
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thank you sir all the credit goes to VAC. I just had an idea of what i wanted and they brought it all together.
VAC said they'll only re-paint new calipers They've had too much trouble re-painting used calipers...
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Here are some pics from the guy I used. They are powdercoated. Honestly, I think paint will look better and more uniform than powdercoat. I would have preferred he not powdercoat the crossover tube but no big deal, minor thing. Considering that powdercoat was about 1/2 the price of paint, more durable, and will get messed up from track use...I went with powdercoat.





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Here are some pics from the guy I used. They are powdercoated. Honestly, I think paint will look better and more uniform than powdercoat. I would have preferred he not powdercoat the crossover tube but no big deal, minor thing. Considering that powdercoat was about 1/2 the price of paint, more durable, and will get messed up from track use...I went with powdercoat.





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Here are some pics from the guy I used. They are powdercoated. Honestly, I think paint will look better and more uniform than powdercoat. I would have preferred he not powdercoat the crossover tube but no big deal, minor thing. Considering that powdercoat was about 1/2 the price of paint, more durable, and will get messed up from track use...I went with powdercoat.
Thanks for the pics. I've been trading emails with Mike and it looks like I'm going to go with powdercoating. Not that it matters but I'd never pay the absurd amount IND wants to paint four calipers!

Also, wanted to let everyone know VAC will only re-paint and/or work on new calipers.
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Thanks for the pics. I've been trading emails with Mike and it looks like I'm going to go with powdercoating. Not that it matters but I'd never pay the absurd amount IND wants to paint four calipers!

Also, wanted to let everyone know VAC will only re-paint and/or work on new calipers.

It might be a good time to replace seals, dust boots and/or anything else that needs it.

Also, if you need StopTech stickers, PM me and I can send you the sticker templates I got from StopTech (I've seen some stickers that are the wrong font). You'll still have to have vinyl cut, but at least it'll be accurate.


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Looks great. The blue looks really nice with the car
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Thanks for the pics. I've been trading emails with Mike and it looks like I'm going to go with powdercoating. Not that it matters but I'd never pay the absurd amount IND wants to paint four calipers!

Also, wanted to let everyone know VAC will only re-paint and/or work on new calipers.
I'm happy with the work. As I've said, the coverage isn't 100% consistent but I think its a tradeoff with not having a 1" of powdercoat on the caliper.

If you do go with mike please tell him James with the blue ///M calipers referred you (I'm not sponsored or anything).
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It might be a good time to replace seals, dust boots and/or anything else that needs it.

Also, if you need StopTech stickers, PM me and I can send you the sticker templates I got from StopTech (I've seen some stickers that are the wrong font). You'll still have to have vinyl cut, but at least it'll be accurate.


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Thanks for the offer but the calipers are PFC, not ST. Yes, I plan on having seals and pistons replaced after the powdercoating process...
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I'm happy with the work. As I've said, the coverage isn't 100% consistent but I think its a tradeoff with not having a 1" of powdercoat on the caliper.

If you do go with mike please tell him James with the blue ///M calipers referred you (I'm not sponsored or anything).
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