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Old 09-03-2014, 12:58 PM   #1
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Any good cosmetic mods I can get in the $300 range?

I was looking at some caliper covers but I don't know if I want to spend $200 on them. I have a black GT so I was thinking about getting black or matte black calipers.

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Maybe some louvers

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Just paint your calipers with some good paint.


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Black out your pony on the grill....just a can of black Plastidip and some tape.

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My vote is for louvers or side scoops. I have to do those. Or maybe a Roush splitter?


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Old 09-03-2014, 02:37 PM   #8
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Ya forget caliper covers. Save yourself about $160.00 and just paint them. It looks 1000X better and a lot less damage on the wallet.


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Old 09-03-2014, 02:39 PM   #9
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Tinted windows, tinted side markers a third brake light. Rear spoiler or chin spoiler. Maybe matte 5.0 badges for a ghost look. Those are my thoughts.


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Just tint everything you can for under 300
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Whatever you do, please, I'm begging you not to waste your money on caliper covers. They look so cheap and tacky. Spend the $300 and get them painted red or Yellow. Any reputable powdercoating shop can spell something or put an emblem on the calipers if you'd like.

A rear spoiler would be nice and inexpensive as well. You wouldn't have to spend money on labor either as you could install them yourself.
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Old 09-03-2014, 03:53 PM   #12
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Whatever you do, please, I'm begging you not to waste your money on caliper covers. They look so cheap and tacky. Spend the $300 and get them painted red or Yellow. Any reputable powdercoating shop can spell something or put an emblem on the calipers if you'd like.

A rear spoiler would be nice and inexpensive as well. You wouldn't have to spend money on labor either as you could install them yourself.
Now that's something to think about.

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Old 09-03-2014, 04:59 PM   #13
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Just paint your calipers with some good paint.


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Ya forget caliper covers. Save yourself about $160.00 and just paint them. It looks 1000X better and a lot less damage on the wallet.


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Whatever you do, please, I'm begging you not to waste your money on caliper covers. They look so cheap and tacky. Spend the $300 and get them painted red or Yellow. Any reputable powdercoating shop can spell something or put an emblem on the calipers if you'd like.

A rear spoiler would be nice and inexpensive as well. You wouldn't have to spend money on labor either as you could install them yourself.
X2 on all of these. I was thinking about getting caliper covers a while ago. I'm very happy to say that I went out and spent $20 on a caliper paint kit by Dupli-Color and did it myself in about 3 hours, most of which was spent waiting for paint to dry. They look so much better when painted and not covered.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:00 PM   #14
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X2 on all of these. I was thinking about getting caliper covers a while ago. I'm very happy to say that I went out and spent $20 on a caliper paint kit by Dupli-Color and did it myself in about 3 hours, most of which was spent waiting for paint to dry. They look so much better when painted and not covered.
Where did you get the caliper paint kit? Also did you have to take them completely off to paint them?

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Your local automotive store will have the kit by duplicolor


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Old 09-03-2014, 06:32 PM   #16
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Your local automotive store will have the kit by duplicolor

X2. I bought mine at Autozone for $20.00. The kit comes with an aerosol caliper cleaner, red caliper paint, a brush, a stir stick, and an instruction manual.

I didn't even need to mask anything beforehand. Just cleaned the area and painted carefully. The only additional thing I recommend buying is a second paint brush that's a bit bigger. It'll cut your painting time in half on the larger surface areas.

I lifted the front, took off the wheels, put on 3 coats of paint, reinstalled the wheels, and then followed suite on the rear. Took me a total of about 3 hours and I still have 75% of the paint left over for future touch-ups, should they need any.

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Old 09-03-2014, 06:39 PM   #17
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Nice. I'm going to go get some and make that my project for this weekend.

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Nice. I'm going to go get some and make that my project for this weekend.
Good for you. I promise you that once you have it done you will not regret it at all. Plus, think of all the money you'll save for other mods!
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Good for you. I promise you that once you have it done you will not regret it at all. Plus, think of all the money you'll save for other mods!
Yeah. $20 compared to $200 for some covers.

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Old 09-03-2014, 07:11 PM   #20
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Yep, you can still afford louvers or some tint with the remainder.
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Yep, you can still afford louvers or some tint with the remainder.
I need tint bad. But these places around me prices start at $250. I saw one shop that showed he did good work was asking $180.

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I need tint bad. But these places around me prices start at $250. I saw one shop that showed he did good work was asking $180.

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Keep looking around my normal tint guy charges me $80 cause of all the cars I bring him. He was booked up for a while so I went somewhere else for the mustang. The guy came out to my house and did my car in the garage for $120.00 and also did my side marker lights and helped me with my 5.0 badges. Both places used llumar tint. $180-$250 is expensive.


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I went ahead and got the caliper covers and I think they look great. I got them on sale and with a code through AM for around 150. No regrets here. Click image for larger version

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They look pretty good actually. My tint guy uses a "carbon" tint and charges 150$ and that's a deal because of the amount of vehicles I've brought to him. Normally it would be around 180$. I love the GT/CS back bumper. I want it.


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Oh tint is a must have, actually the first mod (if you wanna call it that) on my 13' GT/CS, however for $300 bucks I'd go with some pre-painted side louvers from AM, then the extra I'd go w/ the above posts and paint my own calipers. Anxious to see what you decide on. Good luck!
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Had to ****ing rain today. I picked up jack stands and the caliper paint kit to do it all today. Screw you mother nature.

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Hey Hack14GT, did you remove the calipers before painting? They look good....car looks great too!

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Thanks for the compliment!

Nope, no need to remove them. There are a couple spots you will have to paint carefully but nothing too difficult at all. The little brush they provide in the kit works perfectly in the tight spots. Buying a larger brush will speed up the job on the rest.
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Thanks for the compliment!

Nope, no need to remove them. There are a couple spots you will have to paint carefully but nothing too difficult at all. The little brush they provide in the kit works perfectly in the tight spots. Buying a larger brush will speed up the job on the rest.
I plan to do them the same way. If the rain stops I'll be doing them tomorrow.

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For 300 bones you could improve your appearance by and manicure and peticure. Then to further help your attitude jump on over and get a scrub and tug...
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For 300 bones you could improve your appearance by and manicure and peticure. Then to further help your attitude jump on over and get a scrub and tug...
Lol@ scrub and tug.

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Calipers and hood vents will be my next two mods. Unfortunately my yard looks like a jungle so it will be a couple of days 'til I can get to it.

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The Roush splitter! Looks great and great on the wallet
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Did the duplicolor caliper paint kit today. For 20 bucks and a few hours it looks fantastic in my opinion. Highly recommended

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