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Old 03-17-2014, 06:04 PM   #18
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Looks good man, Adds 10hp Color looks great. This should be added to the DIY sticky. There is currently not a caliper painting one on there.....
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:25 PM   #19
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Looks fantastic!
Definitely doing this shortly.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:35 PM   #20
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Looks great!! I am trying to decide weather to paint mine yellow with VHT or have them powder coated. Thanks for the write up
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:21 AM   #21
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I'm glad this DIY has helped some people tackle this time consuming, but relatively safe and easy appearance mod. The beauty of it is, you pick the color and what decals (if any) you want to apply. The key was unbolting the brake line mount which is about 16" away from the caliper, this allows you to pull that caliper out into the open, paint both the front/back of the caliper and protect the car from overspray. I do recommend doing 2 calipers at once because it allows you to alternate painting one caliper while the other is drying.

It would be nice if Chevrolet would offer painted brake calipers as an option like they do on the new Corvette. Oh well.
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:48 PM   #22
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Excellent job, looks amazing!!! ...And a stellar write-up!!!
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:27 PM   #23
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Do you remember who did you bought the decals from? i searched ebay and there are plenty for the Brembo decals but only a few will do the correct Chevrolet pattern.
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:54 AM   #24
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Do you remember who did you bought the decals from? i searched ebay and there are plenty for the Brembo decals but only a few will do the correct Chevrolet pattern.
Here ya go. They're kind of hard to spot at first because the photo the seller uses is of a stock SS Brembo caliper, not the STICKERS! You can order any color combo you want. I wanted as close to 1LE look as possible, so I specified White CHEVROLET and black BREMBO (make sure you specify what color you want). If you look real close, you'll notice the font isn't "exactly" the same as the 1LE calipers, they balloon out in the center - meaning the middle letters are phyically larger than the first and last, but it's so close, no one has called me out on it. $16 and he makes the front stickers larger than the rears too.


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Old 04-03-2014, 01:58 AM   #25
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Awesome, thanks men.
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:12 PM   #26
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Very Nice!

This needs to be posted over in the DIY section.
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Old 05-11-2014, 06:55 PM   #27
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is the gray engine enamel primer completely necessary? will it still look the same even if i didn't use it? thank you
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:31 PM   #28
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Thanks for this DIY. I did it over the weekend and the job came out great. My decals... not so much. Like you said you need to be sure to place them EXACTLY where you want them because they are not coming off. I would suggest trimming down the paper to align them better. Despite my mistake I am very satisfied with the results.
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Old 05-24-2014, 11:53 PM   #29
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Perfect for what I want to do
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:52 PM   #30
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That was so bad ass and easy... do the decals hold up? I could just use decal paper or are the ebay decal vynal ?
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:43 AM   #31
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That was so bad ass and easy... do the decals hold up? I could just use decal paper or are the ebay decal vynal ?
Yep, the decals are under the clear coat, so they look as good as day 1. As far as I know, there is only one vender who sells them, he's on eBay if you search Chevrolet Brembo Stickers, they're like $12-16 for all the lettering you'll need for the job and available in several different colors. The front decals are larger than the rear decals. I found the BLACK and WHITE letters really POP against the RED calipers!

They are indeed laser cut vinyl, you apply after the color has dried real good, then clear right over them.

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Old 09-04-2014, 12:40 PM   #32
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Was one can of each enough to compete the job?
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:43 PM   #33
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Was one can of each enough to compete the job?
i used this method with one can of red and it wasn't enough, i had to focus more on the front side of the calipers rather than the backs that no one can see. if i were doing it all over again i would grab 2 cans of the red. heres how mine came out-

PS: i didn't use any gray engine enamel, just cleaned and lightly sanded and started painting.



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Old 09-04-2014, 12:51 PM   #34
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Love the calipers! Only thing that stinks is breaking that brake line. Making sure you bleed correctly when your done. Great job!
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