I am assuming you bought fewer than 10 sets calipers?
I really appreciate you linking it and not gatekeeping. Truly a broYou want to do it, go a head. Factory was super easy to work with, and always quick to respond to messages. I'm usually pretty quick to try and help people out, but decided it wasn't worth the trouble.
Just the single can. 4 coats on each caliper before it started to feel like it was going to start sputtering.
Calipers came out great. You can't go wrong with a 2K paint for calipers, powder coating would be optimal, but that 2K should last way longer than any "caliper paint". I always thought the R came with Blue calipers.
Anyway, wait 30 days (you don't really have to) and coat them as soon as you can. Clean them well, do an IPA wipe and coat. That will definitely protect the paint and the sticker for a long time. Depending on the coating you can redo it every year.
Didn't you buy Chinese puddle lights and fake Brembos? Just asking.But you didn't purposely put them there. So it's not as bad.
The list of brake 'holy n00b'ness of wrong logos, in descending order:
3) @swcrow having TT RS logos. They came on the brakes by default, and they are really good brakes. But also didn't go out of your way to get rid of the logo. Gets a pass.
2) @dtfd having PORSCHE text on his Macans. Went out of his way to put the 'PORSCHE' decal on, but they do technically say 'PORSCHE' underneath the powder coating. No cummies for you.
1) @riceburner having R logos on his GTI SE with GTI brakes. Yes, the R came with the same size brakes. But neither are those from an R, or going on an R. Purposely upbadging. I'm deleting you daddy!
If you wanted to go all out, you can do a baked on ceramic coat in lieu of powdercoat, but they don't look shiny. We used Fireball Talon on my SM-10s and it's held up well to heat, they said it might last up to a year on calipers.Thanks. The ones I put in my GTI that I had powder coated did come out better. But this was $40 and an hour of my time, and got me 90% of the way there. Vs. $200 and 2 - 3 weeks waiting for my local place to powder coat them.
MK8's have blue calipers, but 7/7.5's are black.
God damn, why didn't I think of this? Thanks for the suggestion, I still have some ceramic coating left from my wheels. I probably won't wait the 30 days, but do it the day before I put them on. Which will be at least the 7 days of cure time, depending on when my lines get delivered.