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$650 for brake caliper paint?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by hanl1, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. hanl1

    hanl1 Member

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    I couldn't find any other quotes on the forum to compare, but it does sound a bit high to me. This is regular paint + clear coat, not powercoating and does not require taking the calipers off.

    On the other hand, a nearby shop that only does powercoating quotes me 2.4K for the job, and won't reduce the price even after I pointed out that it cost about the same for me to get a new set of calipers from Tesla directly..

    Anyone has had any experience?
     
  2. cryptyk

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    I had mine done for $900. I've had multiple quotes in the same range.

    $2.4k is ridiculous. Run away.
     
  3. hanl1

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    Thanks for the info. Out of curiosity, what color is your car and the brakes?
    Enjoyed your web app, by the way :)
     
  4. Cricket88

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    Where are you located? $650 is very expensive for paint and 2.4k for powder coating is ridiculous. You can have an entire set of wheels powdercoated for $300-$400 bucks... yes there is labor associated wit powder coating calipers (i.e: stripping them down and rebuilding them afterwards) but 2.4 is ridiculous.
     
  5. hanl1

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    I am in the east coast CT/NY area. I'm gonna ask around for more quotes but not all shops do this apparently.
     
  6. njxman

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    I had my calipers plastidipped in bright red for $300 plus another $10 for the Tesla caliper decals from eBay.
     
  7. virtualsmack

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    couple of members here got it painted red for $400. this was end of 2016 and in orange county, CA, so prob on the higher end of the cost spectrum.
     
  8. hanl1

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    Hey seeing that you are from NJ do you mind telling me where you got it done?
     
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    Powder coated wheels + calipers painted with logo for $950 (quoted)
     
  10. Magomboman

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    image.jpeg Calipers removed cost $500 in Va Beach...
     
  11. artsci

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    That price is a total rip-off. You might want to check out this thread. I had mine powdercoated for $850, including decals. More than a year later they still look like new.
     
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    I still don't understand why on earth just getting the calipers painted costs so much - they don't even have to come off the car? Is there some temp-paint issue or something I'm missing?

    I could see how powder-coating would cost more but just straight-up paint costing $600+ ?? It seems to be a common quoted price but what exactly makes it more expensive than painting anything else on a car?

    Earl Scheib, I think we have a new business for you ("Any Tesla, $99 paints all your calipers!")
     
  13. njxman

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    I can't figure out how to send you a Private message on this forum. Maybe you can send me a PM and I can respond. Here's a picture of the job he did in the meantime:

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  14. FlatSix911

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    Do it yourself cost ... priceless :cool:

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  15. Maximapolak

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    Better stopping power with (shop or)self-painted red calipers?

    I like the gray calipers that come with the car.
     
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  16. hanl1

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    Better eye stopping power, in my opinion ;)
     
  17. Scabrera22

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    Can I please get the business info on the place that does caliper painting as shown on the photo you posted? I’m in the Williamsburg area.
     

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