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Red Brake Calipers - incredible work and price!

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Navsarin, Apr 23, 2016.

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  1. ResQer

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    Spence Tire was absolutely incredible...the work and attention to detail was second to none, but even better...the guys, Randi and of course Spence himself made this an amazing experience for me... Being a woman, I was treated with respect, and made to feel welcomed, and that my opinion and knowledge mattered to them. They know their products. I will be going back in the spring for more detailing work, and will ONLY use them from now on...thank you both so much...(and the Hallmark Christmas movies were a nice touch too).
     
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  2. mazeminder

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    #82 mazeminder, Nov 26, 2017
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    Took my car in yesterday to get the calipers painted. You make the appointment online using spencetire.com. His attention to detail and level of care and passion that he has for his work is amazing. He does caliper paintings on multiple Teslas so he's got this down to a science.

    I was on the fence on whether I should do this or not, and now that I've done it, I couldn't be happier. It adds a nice little touch to your car that makes it a little bit unique. I will be buying new rims when the spring rolls around and I'll also be buying those through Spence. If you're looking buy new rims, I recommend you talk to Spence when you're there getting your calipers painted. He can find and install new rims/tires for you as well.

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  3. 2cati

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    Does anyone have the new single rear caliper with integrated parking brake that was painted by Spencetire? Would love to see pictures !
     
  4. Navsarin

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    I had it done on my previous 90D back when they all had dual rear brakes...beautiful job done!
     

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    Thanks !

    Curious to see how the single integrated caliper will look repainted as Tesla seem to put a cover to mimic a 4 piston alloy cover but there is metal carrier around it.


    Hopefully some one with a new 100/75D has had it done ...would love to see pics.
     
  6. Navsarin

    Navsarin S100D Red Rocket

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    I would assume any alloy can be painted even if it’s a cover. Hmm...
     
  7. 2cati

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    Of course it can be painted - I just want to see what it looks like as there is a metal carrier section below the cover and close to the rotor - curious if they paint that or leave it Grey.

    Hard to describe but a picture will answer my question.
     
  8. ht2k05

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    One of the Tesla service guys told me that painting calipers might affect warranty. Doesn’t sound right . Anyone have any issues with warranty after painting calipers
     
  9. 2cati

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    Spectacular! What model s is your car?
     
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    Its a September 2017 MS 75D. I noticed earlier you wanted pics of the rear brake calipers, but I don't have any of the rear ones with the wheels off.
     
  11. HA3AP

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    Can you post some pictures of the red calipers on a black model s, considering getting mine done as well, thanks
     
  12. toolioiep

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    I was in contact with them today - they suggested waiting to get mine done until April as this time of the year is the worst possible time to do it.

    Temp and road conditions would negatively impact the paint adhesion and result in them needing to be done again.

    Just a heads up for those considering getting them done in the near future.
     
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  13. 2cati

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    #93 2cati, Mar 24, 2018
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    I had mine done today at Spence Tire.

    Red with reflective white lettering.

    It’s amazing how the front calipers look so much bigger in red (I previously thought the P cars had bigger front calipers until I was corrected on this forum).

    For the rear calipers, I didn’t get any responses on how to potentially remove the rear brake cover (new non p rear brake with integrated parking brake) so I had Spence mask up the lower cast part. The only part that was painted in the rear was the metall cover - not the lower cast part (which will get dirty fast being close to the pads and rotor - it would show more on red) I’m really happy with the results.

    Great guy and open minded on my request to not paint the entire rear caliper assembly.
     

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  14. 2cati

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    Haven’t had issues however most jobs just paint everything including that spring clip and pins at the top of the caliper - if you mask this area off I can’t see them having an issue.
     

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    Looks great! I like the reflective lettering.
     
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  16. Safari

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    Old and new
     

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    Looks good! Any pics of the whole car with the wheels on?
     
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    No other pictures yet, it was miserable out today and I'm hoping to get new summer rims on it shortly, at which time I'll post an update!
     
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    Needs a wash but otherwise I'm happy with the look
     
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  20. jaggudada

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    Anyone got this done on Model 3? Any does anyone know who can do this in Vancouver area?
     
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