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Following previous dishwasher and oven combo's for caliper refurbing, Mrs VT has made it clear that this course of action is now off limits so I need to farm them out.

 

Anyone had any recent experiences with specialist refurb companies, good or bad?

 

Had a chat with the bloke from Bigg Red at a show a while back, but never pulled the trigger.

 

TVM

 

VT

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Have used Bigg Red to do my front calipers. IIRC I went for the black 'polymer' finish which seems to be holding up well.

My only problem was that they had no knowledge of the correct orientation angle of the piston so had to put this out them when I went to collect and get them to adjust. They also used what must be the world's longest bleed nipple screws.

 

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For the best quality refurbs, by guys that know what they are doing and use the correct fittings and finishes, use Classicar Automotive in Cheshire

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Have used Bigg Red to do my front calipers. IIRC I went for the black 'polymer' finish which seems to be holding up well.

My only problem was that they had no knowledge of the correct orientation angle of the piston so had to put this out them when I went to collect and get them to adjust. They also used what must be the world's longest bleed nipple screws.

 

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Bigg Red did mine. Good service. They returned one pair saying they couldn't do them because of a hair line crack, which was why you (Twinny) and I ended up in a car park rendezvous.

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Classic car automotive Cheshire. Just had mine done. Excellent service turned round in a week.

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Thanks guys, useful contacts.

 

Steve'o...had forgotten about our Checkpoint Charlie moment. Must catch up sometime. Still have the picture you took of me and my Dad at Snett on my desk - pride of place. Good times. :-)

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For the best quality refurbs, by guys that know what they are doing and use the correct fittings and finishes, use Classicar Automotive in Cheshire

Twinny

I used these for the Boxter refurbs. Very good and they do a proper job not just cosmetic. Recommended to me by John at Unit 11

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Just to be clear - I have no issue with the work carried out by Bigg Red. My brakes work superbly and the finish is holding up - i've described my purchasing experience above. The previous owner of my car has the calipers reconditioned by Classicar Automotive.

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Twinny

I used these for the Boxter refurbs. Very good and they do a proper job not just cosmetic. Recommended to me by John at Unit 11

+another1 for Classic Car Automotive who did all4 corners on my old carrera.

They have at last got a web presence, albeit web1.0 - http://classicbrake.co.uk/

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Had a long conversation with Lee from Classic Car Automotive today. Aside from knowing the subject inside out and backwards he inadvertently dropped into the discussion that he was refurbing the calipers off Gary from TRGB's (who have recently carried out some excellent work on my car) concours Dino 246 restoration. It had the desired effect. Price was bang on the money too. Decision made.

 

Thanks for all the input guys. I'll post some before and after shots once they're done.

 

VT

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Had a long conversation with Lee from Classic Car Automotive today. Aside from knowing the subject inside out and backwards he inadvertently dropped into the discussion that he was refurbing the calipers off Gary from TRGB's (who have recently carried out some excellent work on my car) concours Dino 246 restoration. It had the desired effect. Price was bang on the money too. Decision made.

 

Thanks for all the input guys. I'll post some before and after shots once they're done.

 

VT

Have to ask: are these for a P car or summat else?

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Back from Classic Car Automotive today. Really pleased. New everything except the caliper bodies and for sensible money. Screws were a bugger to get out, but virtually no corrosion under the plates, which was good.

 

Thanks guys. :signs118:

 

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nice 1 twinny - is it just the pic or are the plate retaining screws not fully screwed down?

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nice 1 twinny - is it just the pic or are the plate retaining screws not fully screwed down?

It's the picture Jev. All's well in the screw dept. ;-/

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I used Classicar Automotive for all 4 calipers - well impressed for the money.

 

They do a mail order service. 01625 860910

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Most people here seem pretty happy with Classicar Automotive for refurbing their brakes both for quality and price - I realise it's going to vary but please can someone give me a rough idea of the costs to save me dragging the poor guy away from his work?

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Alex, my 4 pot rears were £300 for the pair, but I had everything replaced. Pistons, seals, plates, the lot. Some of those parts were not cheap. I suspect you will be half that.

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Hey all,

 

Thread revival - is that goldish colour on Nick Moss's calipers (post #13 above) how they would have left the factory?

 

Al.

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