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Old 04-30-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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Question Brake Caliper Covers or Paint?

So I was looking into changing the color of my v6 brake calipers. I don't know which method to use. Should I get MGP Break Covers, or use the G2 Paint? Also, I know I will probably get some heat for this but I was thinking of changing to verde ithaca green (the bright lamborghini green) or Monte Carlo blue (same color for brakes on the new bmw m5) and my last choice was red. My car is all black and I thought it would look pretty good imo with any of these colors. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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g2 paint....and paint it whatever you desire. something to pop out is always nice looking
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:35 PM   #3
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go with MGP i have them on my car and they look great they are white with SS on them and a friend of mine purchased a set in carbon fiber, for his 94 camaro i have pics of them on my car in my profile.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:01 PM   #4
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go with MGP i have them on my car and they look great they are white with SS on them and a friend of mine purchased a set in carbon fiber, for his 94 camaro i have pics of them on my car in my profile.
Can you send me a pic of the white one?
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:35 PM   #5
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So I was looking into changing the color of my v6 brake calipers. I don't know which method to use. Should I get MGP Break Covers, or use the G2 Paint? Also, I know I will probably get some heat for this but I was thinking of changing to verde ithaca green (the bright lamborghini green) or Monte Carlo blue (same color for brakes on the new bmw m5) and my last choice was red. My car is all black and I thought it would look pretty good imo with any of these colors. Any suggestions?
I just ordered a set of 1LE brakes and will be selling my red MGP calliper covers. PM me if interested!
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:59 PM   #6
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Brembo swap and paint would look the best imo
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:16 PM   #7
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I just ordered a set of 1LE brakes and will be selling my red MGP calliper covers. PM me if interested!
Haha, me and you both. I'll have my black covers on here. I'd never put covers on Brembos, but for the V6 brakes I think the MGP covers look awesome!
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:25 PM   #8
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I got the red MGP covers, they really stand out. I'm pretty sure places like Summit sell them painted in different colors also for an added cost of course.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:26 PM   #9
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:55 PM   #10
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MGP Covers Don't Fit!

Just tried to install a set of MGP Caliper Covers on my 2010 and they wouldn't clear my American Standard rims. Any suggestions? Do I just seem to have one of the few rims that won't work with these covers? I liked the idea of keeping brake dust down in addition to the looks, but I may have to just paint my calipers red and live with the dust.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:59 PM   #11
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what if you paint it . would it still look good being red ?
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:09 PM   #12
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I'd paint them... or powdercoat, but no covers. just my opinion.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:16 PM   #13
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I'd paint them and rather than spending 200$ bucks for that.

Eventually you can upgrade to SS Brembos
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:25 PM   #14
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:30 AM   #15
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Painting them really isn't that hard to do....just clean them good and mask them up. The caliper paint the sell at the autoparts stores has actually done some of my buddies really well in the past. Give it a shot!
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:48 PM   #16
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I painted my v6 calipers and I think they look great. I thought they'd look weird since they're kind of small, but I love them. I used orange/red engine paint which closely matches IOM and put 3 coats on them after cleaning them. Someone on the site suggested using aluminum foil instead of tape or newspaper and it worked awesome since you can stuff it into the small spots and mold it around other parts. Then I just draped an old towel over the brake lines and draped a few towels to cover the body and it was simple. I did two on a Saturday night and the other two on a Sunday night when it was going to sit over night to dry. I'd attach a pic but I left my camera at work.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:19 AM   #17
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