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Old 10-20-2012, 05:02 AM   #36
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covers arent worth it they also help keep your brakes hotter which isint worth it
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:11 AM   #37
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Click here: MGP Caliper Covers Reduce Caliper Heat - Car Videos on StreetFire

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I bought the MGP covers for my 05 GT, but the clips are scrubbing on the rear wheels, I have tried to adjust, file down rub marks, they are still noisy and scrubbing, any suggestions?
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Remove one wheel/tire at a time, and paint the caliper with kits that contain caliper paint and a large brush. Easy to do. Then install some decals that you can buy from several places that custom make them to any wording you want, or none at all.

I think this is much better than the covers; just my opinion.
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I would take the time to paint them I was gonna buy those covers but painted for a fraction of the price . And happy I did
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:35 AM   #41
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Paint is a hell of a lot better. I used dupli color. My stang was down for a couple weeks in the summer so I had plenty of prep time!
This is how I did mine as well (dupli- color). I've seen red, black, and blue.

Prep is key. The kit comes with caliper cleaner (spray on), but brake cleaner also works. I painted two coats on mine. I have over 60K on them now, and no chipping, discoloration, or peeling has occured.

Depending on the rims you have, washing any dust off of them can be easy with a wash mitt or small brush.
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:28 PM   #43
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I think the covers look cheesy. I think paint looks better. When I paint mine, they'll probably be black so should look fine
I agree, everytime I see a car with these things, thats the first thing I notice, how cheesy and cheap those covers look. Id rather see the stock calipers then see those crappy things on a car.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:17 PM   #44
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Those red caliper look great worth painting.

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Old 03-03-2014, 10:42 PM   #45
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I personally don't think the covers look cheesy, but I ultimately decided to go with them as it reduced my brake dust.

Kudos to those who paint your calipers (your pics look great), but from what Ive seen in person they look ugly as sin when painted.
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I just painted mine this weekend and they look so much better than the covers or the very plain looking non painted calipers.
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Big brake kits look a lot better than covers.
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Big brake kits look a lot better than covers.
Agreed but cost substantially more.
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Now I will say, I do have some chips. I used engine enamel. Primed, paint and cleared. I have chips because I did it in the semi fall and I did a brake job and the clips on the pads kinda dug into the finish. I have the duplicolor kit and use it as touch up paint. Prep is key! Take a full day like me if need be!
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I had MPGs on my last 08 mustang. Easy fix here buy $15 small spacers and the issues is gone. I got the spacers when I ordered the covers because I saw this was a issue with clearance
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When you guys painted them did you paint on the fee or take them off?

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Old 03-04-2014, 05:39 AM   #52
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I painted mine while the calipers were still installed on the vehicle. The paint can you get has enough paint to do 2 to 3 cars, and is extreemly durable. Again, the key is all in the prep time you spend. Do not paint over dirty, dusty calipers. Use some cleaner, such as brake cleaner to remove any grime and built up brake dust that may be on the sufaces you are going to paint.

Some are talking about brake dust; I simply do not have this problem. I'm on my second set of front pads, and went with a set of Raybestos Ceramic. Absolutely minimal brake dust.
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I like my covers

They have been on my car for two years now with no problems. They look good behind my 18 inch wheels and fit perfect.


They do keep the brake dust off of my wheels. They do fit perfect with no rubbing or problems at all. AND They do look great and cover up the most ugly caliper Ford ever put on any of their cars.
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They have been on my car for two years now with no problems. They look good behind my 18 inch wheels and fit perfect.


They do keep the brake dust off of my wheels. They do fit perfect with no rubbing or problems at all. AND They do look great and cover up the most ugly caliper Ford ever put on any of their cars.
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I took mine off as I did a full brake service. Just use a few coat hangers and some newspaper to cover the wheel well. I got paint on my old rotors when I just took the wheel off. It's easier taking the rotor off
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Old 03-04-2014, 03:23 PM   #56
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Darn Ronnie, if it wern't for that silver mustangs hood being up, a bit more of my Mustang would have been in that shot (not the convertable, the next red one).

However, thats me in the black shirt bending over (just above your windshield).
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I wish there were some good Brembo rear calipers for mustangs that are not too expensive, and that will match my Brembo front calipers. For now I have the covers for the back.Click image for larger version

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Go to eBay and search "Brembo Caliper Covers" sure, they're made of abs but you can't beat the price!!! Buy 9 sets and change them every year if you need to, and for the price of AM's metal ones...
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