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    Senior Member Cliff's Avatar
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    Brake caliper restoration

    Any recommendations for brake restoration ( calipers ) mostly. Including Europe. Or, are reproductions a good alternative, when available. Thanks, cliff
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    PMB Performance is the go to place:

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    +1 for PMB. Great work and good prices. They did a set of 356C calipers for me and they were impressive.

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    Just got mine back from PMB, perfect!

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    Agreed re PMB. Recommended.

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    Registry member# 206 fourteenten's Avatar
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    Who are the 'go to' caliper restorers in Europe?


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    Quote Originally Posted by fourteenten View Post
    Who are the 'go to' caliper restorers in Europe?

    Don't know in europe, but to my knowledge some members from europe send their calipers to Eric at PMB to be refurbished.

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    I have done four sets at PMB and they are flawless.

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    I've used to restore my SC brakes, very happy with the results. in typical German fashion, there were even pressure tests for each caliper.
    They also restore 930 and aluminium S calipers.
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    thumps up for in Europe

    super nice guy and no bullshit

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