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Old 04-04-2015, 06:01 PM   #1
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I am considering ordering caliper covers for my 14 Convertible. Do they really decrease brake dust from the rims?


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Not sure if they really decrease the amount of brake dust or not. Where were you thinking about buying them? I want some because the stock brakes look ugly but my friend already has the red ones from American Muscle. I haven't discovered any other options that are different.
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I am considering ordering caliper covers for my 14 Convertible. Do they really decrease brake dust from the rims?


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IMO, they definitely do. Plus they look a ton better then the stock ones painted or not. That's just my opinion though. Here are a few pics of mine that might help your decision.
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Old 04-05-2015, 01:30 AM   #4
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I'll find the link when I'm not in my phone. You can have them in a wide array of colors and logos. I'm trying to decide between yellow and black...


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Do they also make your brake less effective by restricting heat dissipation?
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I doubt they affect your brakes that much or even at all. I personally haven't felt a difference for daily driving. I'm not sure about track use though.

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We actually already had a thread or on this already it doesn't reduce brake dust just blocks it from getting on your rims, i personally love it my rims are much much cleaner now

There is evidence it works like a heatsink although id say its minimal amd i doubt you see that kind of abuse to make it worth while
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Here you can customize them. Be warned, it can get pricey, lol.

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Any pics of black cars with them on? Debating some myself...


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black would look good with red.. but with the stock alloy rims? idk. my rims aren't black so idk how well it would contrast.

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Any pics of black cars with them on? Debating some myself...


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I have red caliber covers on my car, give me a couple hours and I'll upload some.
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Old 04-07-2015, 12:45 PM   #12
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The caliber covers are not worth the money they charge for them. Paint the calibers for a fraction of the cost.

Lime green caliber paint would look sick with a black car.

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The caliber covers are not worth the money they charge for them. Paint the calibers for a fraction of the cost.

Lime green caliber paint would look sick with a black car.

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I painted my calipers on my old Ford Focus. They looked amazing for a few months, then cracked and peeled and looked horrible. I took my time and put plenty of layers on, too. I figured caliper covers would hold up better. Or, I guess I could always have a custom shop paint them for me for a little more...


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I painted my calipers on my old Ford Focus. They looked amazing for a few months, then cracked and peeled and looked horrible. I took my time and put plenty of layers on, too. I figured caliper covers would hold up better. Or, I guess I could always have a custom shop paint them for me for a little more...


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I painted my calibers over 2 years ago and not once have they peeled or cracked. Perhaps you used the wrong type of paint for your calibers but I have yet to experience your troubles.

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Old 04-07-2015, 02:45 PM   #15
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i can understand doing caliper covers from a functional standpoint if it really keeps the dust off, but i just cant get over how ... cheesy they look. I'm guilty of having a set on my old 3.8, and just wasn't feeling it. Paint does fade, but i have a spare set of calipers for sale if someone just wants to get theirs powdercoated:


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i can understand doing caliper covers from a functional standpoint if it really keeps the dust off, but i just cant get over how ... cheesy they look. I'm guilty of having a set on my old 3.8, and just wasn't feeling it. Paint does fade, but i have a spare set of calipers for sale if someone just wants to get theirs powdercoated:


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Some fading, yes, but peeling and cracking, not mine. Totally agree. The plastic covers do look very cheesey and quite costly.

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Use the g2 paint kit. The duplicolor kits will chip and Crack over time.
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Use the g2 paint kit. The duplicolor kits will chip and Crack over time.
Actually, the dupicolor is the stuff I used. 😎

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I honestly think stock calipers that are painted look ugly as hell. To each his own, but why would you want to bring notice to plain Jane ugly calipers? I think the metal covers look great if they are a solid color without the fake bolts an lettering. I have a black car with charcoal rims and probably will get a pair powered coated charcoal or satin black to kind of hide behind the wheels. It will look nicer than rusty stock calipers, but not really noticeable to people who aren't looking. Again, its just my opinion.
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thanks, man! I think your car looks great with them!


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i wish these things weren't so damn expesnive.
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They have the market cornered - MGP could charge whatever they want and still sell them because they are the only ones to make them so far. Sure there are those eBay glue-on specials, but you want to talk about cheesy??? I've been fighting the urge to get some of these for a long time now because the experiences I've had with caliper paint have been pretty disappointing. Two cars I've owned I painted the calipers using the same exact kit. One held up rather good despite getting a bit chalky. The other started to peel and bubble the second I hit them with brake cleaner. I did the same exact prep on both vehicles too. Besides, the way the stock calipers are designed (2 pc vs monoblock) anyone with even very little automotive experience can tell they were painted. There's this Civic I see nearly every day and it reminds me WHY I don't want to paint em. To each his own but with stock calipers they just look rice imo.

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AutoAnything is always having 20% off deals so you can pick them up for $160.

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If your happy with your brake size currently, you could send them out to be coated by http://www.tiradocustomcoatings.com/

If not, why not get the real thing with a big brake kit?
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They have the market cornered - MGP could charge whatever they want and still sell them because they are the only ones to make them so far. Sure there are those eBay glue-on specials, but you want to talk about cheesy??? I've been fighting the urge to get some of these for a long time now because the experiences I've had with caliper paint have been pretty disappointing. Two cars I've owned I painted the calipers using the same exact kit. One held up rather good despite getting a bit chalky. The other started to peel and bubble the second I hit them with brake cleaner. I did the same exact prep on both vehicles too. Besides, the way the stock calipers are designed (2 pc vs monoblock) anyone with even very little automotive experience can tell they were painted. There's this Civic I see nearly every day and it reminds me WHY I don't want to paint em. To each his own but with stock calipers they just look rice imo.

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It's been a while since I have read the instructions on one of those but I'm nearly positive they warn you not to use certain chemicals on those paints. Just saying. Back when I was on my 5th civic si and felt the brakes were so far down the line of mods I would just paint them. The coat lasted for 1.5 years till I sold the car. I think things like power blasting them will also take some off fyi.
Either way, paint or covers, they're just as tacky.
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I just recently put the caliper covers on but I can already tell the brake dust is reduced.Click image for larger version

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They are the factory wheels that came on the car . I eventually want a set of chrome spoke crager's.


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I'd love some caliper covers to hide these ugly calipers, but I just cannot justify spending almost $200 on them.
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I personally think caliper covers look out of place, cheap, and don't flow at all with the car I used to really want them at first. Then I saw them on a car in person and never wanted to see them again lol.

Seems like that's just me though


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I've seen the flat and gloss black ones and they seem to be a little bit less ricy than the bright red ones.

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Yeah, I'd definitely go with the gloss black.
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black over red? idk. i think the red would look badass on my black stang. i really want them though. the other day i saw a silver v6 premium just like mine with the same rims, and he had the red ones..looked great on his car. i don't think red looks ricey whatsoever. i never see ricers with caliper covers around here.
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It's not so much riceness I'm avoiding. I just prefer my car to be understated. I don't like drawing attention to myself.
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