The Red Shoes
Here are the disc brake calipers for all four wheels, resting in the box I used to carry them home from Otto’s Porsche in Venice. I hired Otto’s to rebuild the brakes because they have way more experience than me, and they also have a bead-blaster to get them spotlessly clean. After blasting, the metal is so exposed that it will begin to rust within a few days if not immediately painted.
So that’s what I did. The G2 Caliper Paint System I ordered from HubcapsPlus.com is a true epoxy paint, which requires stirring in a hardener just before use, and in this case is brushed on rather than sprayed. Seriously, the fumes alone would knock out a horse, so you need to provide good ventilation. The picture above shows the calipers with two coats of epoxy paint on the outsides. Once they’ve cured, I’ll put another two coats on the undersides and then take them back to Otto’s for reassembly with the rebuild kits I purchased online. Finally, I’ll bring them home and install them on the wheels. It’s ironic that the finished brakes will hardly get used due to the regenerative braking, but they’ll sure look sweet through the slots on my rims!