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Thread: Restore Maserati letters in the calipers

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    Hi! Two of my calipers have the Maserati word a bit worn out... Are they a sticker??

    Did anybody changed the caliper colour? Mine are grey and the black car is crying out for red.

    Regards!!
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    Senior Member Gp79's Avatar
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    Believe they would be a decal then lacquered over.

    I am also considering a colour change on mine to match the car as they are grey also so almost invisible, there are a few companies who will fully refurbish the calipers and then paint to your choice and apply the decals, one was used on wheeler dealers.

    Think i'll do the full refurb option at some point as everything including seals etc is probably original

    https://www.bcs-automotive.co.uk

    http://biggred.co.uk/
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    2002 Audi A3 1.6

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    I had my calipers re-manufactured by BCS "https://www.bcs-automotive.co.uk", changed the colour to yellow and had the maserati decals redone, they did a reasonable job.rear wheel assy.jpg
    Current - 3200 GTA, Yeti, V8 Land cruiser,
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    Quote Originally Posted by davy83 View Post
    I had my calipers re-manufactured by BCS "https://www.bcs-automotive.co.uk", changed the colour to yellow and had the maserati decals redone, they did a reasonable job.rear wheel assy.jpg
    They look really good, what was the cost to re-manufacture?

    Also what size socket is need for the stake nut on the drive shaft?

    Cheers Greg
    2005 GranSport

    2009 BMW 520d
    2002 Audi A3 1.6

    2011 Benelli Tornado
    2001 Yamaha WR426

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    Quote Originally Posted by samueluper View Post
    Hi! Two of my calipers have the Maserati word a bit worn out... Are they a sticker??

    Did anybody changed the caliper colour? Mine are grey and the black car is crying out for red.

    Regards!!
    I’ve redone mine in lime green, will post a picture once I find it!

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    The whole job was around 600, for all four calipers, 350 for the refurb and replacement parts, and 250 for the paint job. it was a lot less than new calipers :-) it comes with a 4 year guarantee as well, 2 years on the paint. This was a couple of years ago so worth checking, it has probably gone up. I also seem to remember i bought a voucher for the work in the christmas sale or some thing like that and apparently saved money that way. The voucher was good for a year i think and i sent the calipers when I was ready. Took a few weeks to get them done I think, it was not too long.
    Current - 3200 GTA, Yeti, V8 Land cruiser,
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    Senior Member davy83's Avatar
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    oh and unless you are replacing the wheel bearings and/or drive shafts you don't need to dismantle the hub nut, I don't remember what size it is, it is metric and large! and it needs a lot of torque. I will have a look in my tool box and give you the size.
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    I bought mine (stickers) from ebay
    several years and many washes later they are still in place, only cost a few pounds

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    Quote Originally Posted by davy83 View Post
    The whole job was around 600, for all four calipers, 350 for the refurb and replacement parts, and 250 for the paint job. it was a lot less than new calipers :-) it comes with a 4 year guarantee as well, 2 years on the paint. This was a couple of years ago so worth checking, it has probably gone up. I also seem to remember i bought a voucher for the work in the christmas sale or some thing like that and apparently saved money that way. The voucher was good for a year i think and i sent the calipers when I was ready. Took a few weeks to get them done I think, it was not too long.
    Thanks Davy, that's not too bad all in, i'll think about that for the next project.

    Also hub nut, sorry not a caliper thread but just want to get a socket ready as want to change or powder coat the handbrake back plates at some point which needs the hubs / drive shafts removed.

    Cheers Greg
    2005 GranSport

    2009 BMW 520d
    2002 Audi A3 1.6

    2011 Benelli Tornado
    2001 Yamaha WR426

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    Apologies for hijacking thread
    Does anyone know where you can get the engine bay sticker for a Maserati 4200/Spyder called Identificaton Service which tells you where the dipstick is and washer bottle top up etc. Mine is looking a little worse for wear and lets the under bonnet down a bit. It's the large sticker about 200mm x 100mm that sits(on my car) to the left of the bonnet catch facing the car from the front.
    Thanks for any help.
    Mark

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