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Old 11-30-2012, 10:09 AM   #1
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Caliper Covers ..painted or covers?

As the title states, what is better and looks better caliper covers or paint your calipers? What is you guys opinions?
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I think the covers are better. They stay clean a LOT longer too
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Painting them is cheaper. Depends on if you want to spend much or not

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The covers would look better up close and far away but are kinda pricey. Like he just said they would stay cleaner and easier to clean
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Painted with the duplicolor kit, easy on and last forever with a glossy finish
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Yeah I defiantly was more on the ledge of covers. On AM do they come in a set of 2?
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Painted with the duplicolor kit, easy on and last forever with a glossy finish
that looks really nice with those wheels man
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Painted with the duplicolor kit, easy on and last forever with a glossy finish
Oh they look good, I am so on the fence of what to do lol. Off subject how are NITTO tires do you like them?
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Oh they look good, I am so on the fence of what to do lol. Off subject how are NITTO tires do you like them?
I'm they are good in the summer, winter pure crap, last long, on almost 20k no rotation and the back are almost to there wear markers, I drive hard and race the car
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Also the black caliper covers look good and guy at my gym has em, couldn't tell for the longest time, thought he upgraded the calipers cause he had sloted rotors too, but the red covers look cheesy
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I'm painting mine in spring, I just don't like the idea of a cover.
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The covers hold heat more than if you paint them
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Painted Calipers, give the appearance of a quality factory look, as opposed to the covers, that look a cheap add on IMHO, although they are not cheap, and obviously do NOT have a factory appearance.
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Also the black caliper covers look good and guy at my gym has em, couldn't tell for the longest time, thought he upgraded the calipers cause he had sloted rotors too, but the red covers look cheesy
So black covers look good opposed to the red? And I want to know how the Nitto motivo ultra season high ones are in the snow because I get bad winters here
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Painting them is easy and cheap. The covers are more pricey. I've always painted mine, it's about an 3 hour job for all calipers and prep work
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Painting them is easy and cheap. The covers are more pricey. I've always painted mine, it's about an 3 hour job for all calipers and prep work
Black or red would look the best I know it's all personal perfence just want some opinions
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Black or red would look the best I know it's all personal perfence just want some opinions
On all my cars I've done red. Not sure how black would look though.

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What kind of paint do you use? And are there different shades of red?
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I used duplicolor caliper paint. I'm not sure their might be diff shades. Go to you're local hardware store and browse through their paint
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Ok thank you guys appreciate all of your help & opinions!
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Painted looks really nice!
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I like painted calipers.
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I like painted calipers.
Looks awesome!
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Looks awesome!
Thanks. Cost me about $28 to do that. $20 for the paint kit, $8 for the mustang decal. Last me about 4 years before I decided it needed a fresh coat of paint again.
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Thanks. Cost me about $28 to do that. $20 for the paint kit, $8 for the mustang decal. Last me about 4 years before I decided it needed a fresh coat of paint again.
What paint did you use? And where did you get the mustang decal?
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You can get the decals at EBay cheap for all 4 calipers
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You can get the decals at EBay cheap for all 4 calipers
Alright cool ill check them out
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What paint did you use? And where did you get the mustang decal?
It's the Duplicolor brake caliper paint kit. Autozone has them for $20.
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I have covers and they really clean up the look my

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Painted mine black this weekend. I'll post another picture when my decals come in.
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Painted mine black this weekend. I'll post another picture when my decals come in.
I love the black caliper look. Just because I have red on the hood and wing, don't want to overdue the red so thinking of painting the calipers black. Looks great
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