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I've not used BCS but am also looking at getting my calipers refurbed at some point soon, so would also be interested in any feedback people have.  There is a company near to me (Monster Wraps) who also do caliper refurbs that I'm waiting for a quote from.

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BCS ... a poor experience for me. 

 

I requested a quote for my B5 S4 Audi Avant, to refurbish the calipers. I received a huge volume of `blurb` telling me how good they were but never a quote. They then continued to pester me with non applicable offers until I unsubscribed from their list.

 

Ended up going elsewhere and buying refurbished calipers for similar money to their on line, guideline prices.  

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Are the calipers on Gen1's known to be finicky at all ? I say this because the Brembo 4-pots on my previous Clio 200 were; and at the very least required a yearly removal, strip, clean and re-lube. If not a mechanical refurb to go along with the potential cosmetic refurb as the years rolled by.....

 

Many of the forum guys had theirs painted and re-finished. Or bought a used set off ebay, had those refinished and then sold on the originals to re-coup some costs. And often the cost of this was more than you could buy brand new calipers for. Which for some - with cars of a similar age to a Gen1 Cayman - seemed a little short-sighted.

 

Not suggesting you aren't; but if i was getting the calipers cosmetically refinished; i would deffo be looking into getting new seals, nipples / piston(s) etc if need at the same time. I presume for a 'proper' painting job - they are having to remove all these parts anyway. So you wouldn't / shouldn't be paying extra labour to rebuild back together with new parts as opposed to with your original parts.

 

What sort of prices are people being quoted for what level of re-furbing anyway ?

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On 01/09/2019 at 11:36, sevenfourate said:

Are the calipers on Gen1's known to be finicky at all ? I say this because the Brembo 4-pots on my previous Clio 200 were; and at the very least required a yearly removal, strip, clean and re-lube. If not a mechanical refurb to go along with the potential cosmetic refurb as the years rolled by.....

 

Many of the forum guys had theirs painted and re-finished. Or bought a used set off ebay, had those refinished and then sold on the originals to re-coup some costs. And often the cost of this was more than you could buy brand new calipers for. Which for some - with cars of a similar age to a Gen1 Cayman - seemed a little short-sighted.

 

Not suggesting you aren't; but if i was getting the calipers cosmetically refinished; i would deffo be looking into getting new seals, nipples / piston(s) etc if need at the same time. I presume for a 'proper' painting job - they are having to remove all these parts anyway. So you wouldn't / shouldn't be paying extra labour to rebuild back together with new parts as opposed to with your original parts.

 

What sort of prices are people being quoted for what level of re-furbing anyway ?

 

Around £300-350 for a respray, as per the description here:

https://www.monsterwraps.co.uk/calipers

 

I had a look at Design911 and I think a new set of red calipers comes in at approx £2K!

 

 

 

 

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43 minutes ago, Ben said:

 

Around £300-350 for a respray, as per the description here:

https://www.monsterwraps.co.uk/calipers

 

I had a look at Design911 and I think a new set of red calipers comes in at approx £2K!

 

 

 

 

 

‘Gulp’ is all I can muster.....

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20 hours ago, Ben said:

 

Around £300-350 for a respray, as per the description here:

https://www.monsterwraps.co.uk/calipers

 

I had a look at Design911 and I think a new set of red calipers comes in at approx £2K!

 

 

 

 

Black ones are a lot cheaper.....

 

https://www.design911.co.uk/fu/pt66_483_-cma81-cmo121-ct312/Porsche/Cayman-987C---981C/Cayman-2-7L-987C-2006--/Brake-Calipers/

 

Black ones are £305.72 each for front and £244.80 each for the rear.

 

 

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3 hours ago, GlosRich said:

Black ones are a lot cheaper.....

 

https://www.design911.co.uk/fu/pt66_483_-cma81-cmo121-ct312/Porsche/Cayman-987C---981C/Cayman-2-7L-987C-2006--/Brake-Calipers/

 

Black ones are £305.72 each for front and £244.80 each for the rear.

 

 

£900 difference for the red paint. 

 

Seems good value......😉

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