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Old 04-01-2010, 11:46 AM   #1
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thoughts on caliper covers?

hey just want to get your guys opinions on caliper covers...i dont have time to get them painted so i figured this would be the way i need to go.
are they going to protect the calipers from rust and damage? or are they going to cause more damage than good?

any thoughts are awesome
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:09 PM   #2
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IMO, most look tacky...4 jack stands, couple of floor jacks, and a few hours and you can do em yourself

Or, do a core exchange!
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:12 PM   #3
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I had them, michael js is probably right to some extend. I upgraded to the SS brembo brakes for better performance and to get rid of the covers.
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:15 PM   #4
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:32 PM   #5
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yeah but is there a way to do them without taking them off and not messing anything else up?
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:33 PM   #6
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ahahaha nice cap'n bob
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:35 PM   #7
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yeah but is there a way to do them without taking them off and not messing anything else up?
I did not take them off to paint them. For a complete job, i probably would, but I didn't see the point:
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Caliper covers = facepalm.

Aluminum doesn't rust. Especially coated aluminum.
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:00 PM   #9
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I did not take them off to paint them. For a complete job, i probably would, but I didn't see the point:

so i am assuming you just painted the front?
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:14 PM   #10
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I've seen them on a really nice Challenger and it just ruined the car! Please don't use them! I upgraded to the SS to get the upgraded brakes and they look really nice. I have painted them on a different car before. Jack it up and remove the wheel. Get lots of newspaper and some masking tape. Cover everything and paint away. I used some high temp engine enamel. They actually turned out really well. Gotta be careful though, they get pretty hot.
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Caliper covers are rice-tastic
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:22 PM   #12
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yeah im not going to waste my time on the caliper covers anymore! hahaha you guys changed my mind. ive been browsing the forums and i think im going to go with the G2 orange paint kit for only like $36. i like it cuz it is brush paint and not the spray paint. spray would be waaaaay to messy anyways.

thanks everyone!

when i get it done ill be sure to post pics for anyone who is interested
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You can actually get high temp paint made just for calipers now. Saw some at O'Reileys or Autozone.
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so i am assuming you just painted the front?
Yes, the front & the sides. Good choice! That's the same paint I used

You could also have them custom mix to match the IOM...

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