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Old 10-17-2008, 12:23 PM   #1
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Optional Brembo Calipers

All I see are silver Brembos on the final production car.
They say "Chevrolet" then "Brembo" in smaller font.

The test mule at the Nurburgring has red calipers - are we just getting silver?

If so - like other manufacturers they should have color options on the Brake Calipers.
Yellow, Red, Black, Silver
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:27 PM   #2
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All I see are silver Brembos on the final production car.
They say "Chevrolet" then "Brembo" in smaller font.

The test mule at the Nurburgring has red calipers - are we just getting silver?
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:30 PM   #3
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yes
Thought so - Silver w/Silver rims :( oh well
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:35 PM   #4
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Thought so - Silver w/Silver rims :( oh well
getting them powdercoated another color shouldn't be expensive
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Old 10-17-2008, 01:12 PM   #5
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getting them powdercoated another color shouldn't be expensive

True - Then getting "Brembo" stickers under a clearcoat?
Gotta have "Brembo" on the calipers.

Can you clearcoat over powdercoating?
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Old 10-17-2008, 01:27 PM   #6
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Yeah this is a pet peeve of mine with this car. The Brembos should have been red like they nearly ALWAYS are. Whey mess up a good thing? Red calipers are HOT.
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Old 10-17-2008, 01:38 PM   #7
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True - Then getting "Brembo" stickers under a clearcoat?
Gotta have "Brembo" on the calipers.

Can you clearcoat over powdercoating?
Understand that if you track your car, the clearcoat will most likely turn ugly brown and look like crap. I track my vette and see first hand what happens to all those fancy "painted" calipers unless they use HIGH TEMP materials designed for such use.
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Old 10-17-2008, 02:08 PM   #8
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Powdercoat is high temp. That is how its applied, baking it on at 450/475 degrees. It holds up better than paint. The only thing i have seen damage powdercoat is antifreeze. I understand that brakes can get signifigantly hotter than that but there is a clear powdercoat that can be put over what ever color you have them done.
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Old 10-17-2008, 03:43 PM   #9
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engine paint should also work if you want to go a cheap/easy route.

and i know first hand that brakes get EXTREMELY hot, i had mine catch on fire a few months ago....needless to say i now have new rotors and pads
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If you really want red, then you can paint them. It doesn't require much effort to make this happen. The ones in Germany were red to draw attention. By creating a buzz about some of the high-performance features of the Camaro, red calipers brought some more attention to an already hot car.
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Old 10-17-2008, 03:52 PM   #11
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If you really want red, then you can paint them. It doesn't require much effort to make this happen. The ones in Germany were red to draw attention. By creating a buzz about some of the high-performance features of the Camaro, red calipers brought some more attention to an already hot car.
If it's such a little thing then let GM paint them for me before I buy the car.

I mean seriously, why should I have to disassemble my brakes and powder coat them then rebuild the calipers, or have to mask off a bunch of stuff to spray paint on them and hope decals stick on the painted calipers to say Chevrolet or Brembo? Brembo Brakes are almost ALWAYS red. Why are they silver on this car? Even the Challenger's are red.
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Old 10-17-2008, 03:57 PM   #12
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There is such things as brake caliper paint and it last up to like 950 degrees. Just do a google search "brake caliper paint"
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Old 10-17-2008, 05:45 PM   #13
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There is such things as brake caliper paint and it last up to like 950 degrees. Just do a google search "brake caliper paint"
I used brake caliper paint on my caliper's and it's still holding up after 3 years. I bought mine off of Ebay it was only like $20.
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:10 PM   #14
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meh my roomate tried caliper paint on my truck and to me it doesnt look to great. i was thinking prolly during the winter or when i know i'm going to be gone for an ext period of time just pop off the caliper and have someone powerdercoat them for me. you could always buy a old oven and get one of the home powerdercoating kits from like eastwood or something.
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:18 PM   #15
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Powdercoat is high temp. That is how its applied, baking it on at 450/475 degrees. It holds up better than paint. The only thing i have seen damage powdercoat is antifreeze. I understand that brakes can get signifigantly hotter than that but there is a clear powdercoat that can be put over what ever color you have them done.
If I were to do it-this is the route I would take.
Brembo's should be red with "normal" rotors and yellow
with ceramic rotors IMHO.
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:09 PM   #16
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I wonder if the calipers could be powder coated while still assembled. They are made to withstand high temps, so I figure the oven baking wouldn't hurt them.
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:36 PM   #17
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I wonder if the calipers could be powder coated while still assembled. They are made to withstand high temps, so I figure the oven baking wouldn't hurt them.
It'd melt the rubber seals.
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Buy a new set and dismantle them before powder coating. Probably cost you a grand though......
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Old 10-17-2008, 10:56 PM   #19
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Buy a new set and dismantle them before powder coating. Probably cost you a grand though......
Why buy a new set? I'd just rebuild them, but I'd rather not if I didn't have to. I'm sure I'd void the warranty.

I just found some caliper paint from Eastwood. Withstands 900 degree heat. It's a two-part urethane. No need to disassemble. $40.00
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Old 10-18-2008, 12:06 AM   #20
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Why buy a new set? I'd just rebuild them, but I'd rather not if I didn't have to. I'm sure I'd void the warranty.

I just found some caliper paint from Eastwood. Withstands 900 degree heat. It's a two-part urethane. No need to disassemble. $40.00
I just looked it up here

http://www.eastwoodco.com/jump.jsp?i...emType=PRODUCT

Though I think I might like how they look as is, don't know till I see my car.
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:48 AM   #21
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THIS HAS BEEN BOTHERING ME...

Over in the photo's area, someone got some pictures of a IOM SS/RS at a car show / fair. Look at what these Brembo's look like:


I SURE HOPE CHEVROLET DOESN'T INTEND TO MAKE THEM LOOK LIKE THIS ON PRODUCTION !!!!!!!!!!


Most of you seem to want the red Brembo's. Personally, I like the silver ones with "Chevrolet" and "Brembo" on the brake caliper. Does anyone know, with a high degree of confidence, what the Brembo calipers are going to look like on production models?
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:42 AM   #22
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Doesn't Duplicolor make caliper paint, both spray and brush on? Then you have to worry about the "Chevrolet" and "Brembo" :(
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I am sure they do. Don't get me wrong, it's not some kind of huge deal breaker type of thing to me. That is just one of the details that I have been drooling over for a while and it sure adds a coolness factor to it. It will just bum me out if they go from Brembo's with the labeling to Brembo's that look like they came from the spare parts bin.
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:43 AM   #24
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I would just re-powdercoat them. Small price to pay to get it done right and the way you want.
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You guys saying "just powder coat them" are missing the point here. You'd have to disassemble the brakes, remove the pistons, seals, bleeders, etc from the calipers, have them cleaned, masked, and powder coated, then complete rebuild the calipers. It's not just a simple task and will get $$ with 4 of them to do.

Paint is an option, but not as durable as factory powder coat.

The SEMA cars have red Brembo Calipers. C'mon GM, give us red calipers on our Brembos!!!!
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