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Hi guys.
Bought my first Alfa before Christmas, black brera 2.4 deisel. Is FAB! Just had chiped and pedal power fitted which has transformed the car again!
Has got the Ti wheels fitted which look ace, but fancy getting the calipers done in red.

My question is, does anyone know anywhere in the north west that will do this without charging the earth?

Many thanks!
 

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Not thinking about the DIY route, would make a hash of it! And after spending a packet on the car, want it to look right...
 

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Not thinking about the DIY route, would make a hash of it! And after spending a packet on the car, want it to look right...
your best bet is to find some local in your area that is specialised in powder coating, you can then find the Alfa Romeo hi-temp stickers on fleabay to apply on top of the freshly painted calipers.
 

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Thanks for that Alex! Shall start my search. Am assuming from previous posts that I will have to get them lacquered once the transfers are on. Would be good to find someone who could do the whole thing.
 

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On my GTV I used red cellulose paint carefully applied with a small brush. Surely stripping and powder coating is not worth the effort and expense. Oh and before anyone tells me the cellulose paint will go black or burn off, it hasn't done.:)
 

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Easy job. Paint from halfords, decals off eBay. Looks like out of the factory 10 mins per brake max.
 
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I would say do it yourself as mentioned, Autolusso have power coated ones if you want to blow £400

Did you guys remove your calipers or paint in place?
 

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Hi, suggest you have the calipers taken off your Brera and sent away to be professionally sand blasted and repainted and re-laquered. Mine are currently at:

Not Just Wheels Ltd
Longmoor Lane
(next door to Breaston Garage)
Breaston
Derbyshire
DE72 3BB
Alloy Wheel Repairs, Refurbishment & Painting in Nottingham & Derby
[email protected]
01332 873 281

The Alfa specialist who looks after my car is sorting this out and the calipers were sent off with some speacial heat resistant Alfa Romeo brake caliper transfers for the front pair, which I bought off Amazon. I'm expecting a good result and the prices quoted for refurbishing a set of four calipers aren't exorbitant.

I'll post photos when I collect the car later this week! Hopefully the calipers will then match my refurbished and repowedercoated alloys!

Cheers
 

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I did mine in place 12 months ago and still look like new.

If you have the Brembo fronts they are really hard to bleed when reinstalling.
 

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Thank you for all your help! Will have to see how much is left in the piggy bank before I decide. Matthew, I look forward to seeing your pics.
 

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Thank you for all your help! Will have to see how much is left in the piggy bank before I decide. Matthew, I look forward to seeing your pics.
Not much if you DIY
£7.50 for a set of brake decals and £10 for paint of which you will only use a small amount.
 
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