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      11-01-2011, 09:15 PM   #1
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Has anyone put brake caliper covers on before?

Stupid idea.
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Like this? ..they loook gayy IMO..wanna-b BBK.

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to use a cover is def an easier way to make it looks different ..
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Caliper covers FTW best mod ever...
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      11-01-2011, 09:31 PM   #7
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Looks cool to me...
Real or not... I like to look of it.

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Looks cool to me...
Real or not... I like to look of it.

lol these are real brembos, plastic covers won't even look 1% close.

you know, bank roll, $8000 > $100 cheap crap.
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lol these are real brembos, plastic covers won't even look 1% close.
I can get the coated professionally. I don't want them to say Brembos or any other manufacturer. I just would like my brakes to be colors instead of plain Jane gray.

It was an example FYI.

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Look, I understand you are against being a poser. Go flame to the kid that wants LM reps or CSL reps. No need to be rude here. I'm simply trying to just change the color of my calipers. Nothing more, nothing less. There are plenty of others out there that are buying replicas and such.
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lol these are real brembos, plastic covers won't even look 1% close.

you know, bank roll, $8000 > $100 cheap crap.
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I can get the coated professionally. I don't want them to say Brembos or any other manufacturer. I just would like my brakes to be colors instead of plain Jane gray.

It was an example FYI.

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Look, I understand you are against being a poser. Go flame to the kid that wants LM reps or CSL reps. No need to be rude here. I'm simply trying to just change the color of my calipers. Nothing more, nothing less. There are plenty of others out there that are buying replicas and such.
I don't even know you to be rude, I was just trying to clarify that you won't even get a closer look to the picture you posted above.
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cheap, ricer gear. If anything just paint the stock calipers.
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Should I paint them instead?
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Should I paint them instead?
Yes..better yet powdercoat them..you will need to buy the seals to rebuild the caliper..they will come out way better those covers.

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I wouldnt, less is more. If you really have to paint them ill go silver or black.
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I wouldnt, less is more. If you really have to paint them ill go silver or black.
+1 for painting them black
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i vote powercoat.
If you paint them do it if you were going to change the pads anyway; pull the calipers all the way off, clean with brake cleaner (likely will use 1 can on each caliper depending on the last time you cleaned them), rub with isopropyl alcohol once clean, paint without the pads in, use 2 -4 coats of clear, and you're good.

In my opinion of the caliper covers (and not to flame) is they look too big for small brake pads once put over stock calipers. Some people like that look, most don't. It's your car do what you want. Only here you're gonna get flamed for it, i'm sure everywhere else you generally show off your car you will turn heads
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Caliper covers? Really? Sweet jesus.
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imo if you cant afford, awesome huge callipers dont try and draw attention to stockers
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