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I was looking at a CPO Boxster 2013 Base this weekend on a dealer's lot and noticed the brake calipers.

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Isn'f this a sign of serious over heating from track use? I'm thinking the dealer has to have noticed them. The more normal looking black brake calipers are appealing. These look like a sign of trouble to me. Am I reaching the wrong conclusion? I'm thinking of ignoring this car.
 

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How many miles?
Get a print out of the over rev report
Do the rotors have cracks starting at the holes?
Pad thickness?
You might ask him to drop a front wheel and look at it to see if someone tried to paint these or if the black paint flaked off.
I have 14 track days on our car and have no discoloration on the S calipers.
 

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I was looking at a CPO Boxster 2013 Base this weekend on a dealer's lot and noticed the brake calipers.

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Isn'f this a sign of serious over heating from track use? I'm thinking the dealer has to have noticed them. The more normal looking black brake calipers are appealing. These look like a sign of trouble to me. Am I reaching the wrong conclusion? I'm thinking of ignoring this car.
The black calipers on a base model are not painted but rather the aluminum is anodized black, look closely at a new caliper and you will see this is not paint.

I would say that the car was driven in the winter and salt or other ice melting materials was allowed to sit on the suspension parts, a peek under the rear at the other aluminum bits should confirm.

Too bad Porsche doesn't use Ferritic nitrocarburizing on their rotors... :(
 

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I was looking at a CPO Boxster 2013 Base this weekend on a dealer's lot and noticed the brake calipers.

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Isn'f this a sign of serious over heating from track use? I'm thinking the dealer has to have noticed them. The more normal looking black brake calipers are appealing. These look like a sign of trouble to me. Am I reaching the wrong conclusion? I'm thinking of ignoring this car.
I find it hard to believe this would have been caused by over heating. They are stock brakes and in a track environment to reach this kind of thermal melt down the car would have been in the armco long before it got to the pits. I lean toward some sort of corrosion as it didn't weld the lug bolts to the flange.
 

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Yeah u know what. Sometime the car wash guy didn't clean the caliper with enough water then the soap dried out and that could make them look "dis-colored"
 

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That's interesting. It makes it sound like it's easy to restore it to its original look by simply washing it off.
 

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I should call the dealer and mentions my reservation about the calipers and see what they say. Maybe they can have a lot person just go out and wash it off
 
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