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Old 11-14-2017, 05:56 PM   #1
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Change brake caliper color

What do you guys think is best, paint the calipers or use the MGP caliper covers. I want to change the color to something else.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:04 PM   #2
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Caliper covers never look right. Paint them.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:26 PM   #3
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Anyone with experience using the MGP covers or have pictures?
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:32 PM   #4
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I’ve had covers and you don’t want to do that. They hold a lot of dirt, and heat, so they’re not good for the brakes long-term , they discolor after a time and in general they just don’t look good ad most true car guys will diss them. In person they look cheap.It’s very easy to paint these , there are many people here that have , and there’s all sorts of how to learn how to do you want G2 caliper paint for brush and duplicator caliper in spray paint.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:35 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:49 AM   #6
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I did the G2 route. It was pretty easy, just don't use the supplier crap brush. Cheap disposable from the local big box store, use plenty of masking. There is more then enough of the paint in a can to do a full set with 3 coats. I bought my Brembo stickers off of amazon. Looks the same one year later.
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:51 AM   #7
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:29 PM   #8
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I did the G2 route. It was pretty easy, just don't use the supplier crap brush. Cheap disposable from the local big box store, use plenty of masking. There is more then enough of the paint in a can to do a full set with 3 coats. I bought my Brembo stickers off of amazon. Looks the same one year later.
I did exactly this on my 1SS...3 coats, stickers and all. It looks amazing. Its not hard at all, but takes of time. Don't expect to do this in an hour or two. Between setup, cleaning, taping off, painting you'll be looking at 3- 6 hours (depending on breaks and how fast you go)....at least that's my opinion.

An easier route might be doing the same, but with good caliper spray paint, but you'll want to tape off and cover a LOT more.
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Old 11-15-2017, 02:00 PM   #9
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Paint or powdercoat them.
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Old 11-15-2017, 02:40 PM   #10
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Rustoleum caliper paint off the shelves at the car stores is my preferred choice. I've tried them all. Much cheaper than G2 also.
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:03 PM   #11
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VHT Brake Caliper Paint is magical. We put a lightly used set of CTS-V brakes on the 2014 SS 1LE. They were already red...but both - over the winter - broke seals around the pistons and seized one of the bleeders, so I opted to replace the whole deal rather than go through the trouble and cost of rebuilding in the middle of winter. The new CTS-V calipers were silver.

In the spring - we removed the new calipers, cleaned, prepped, painted, and baked them - and used eBay stickers to match the OE design in the rear...These brakes have seen two track days since, and have not discolored in the least!!

I was super hesitant about discoloration, and longevity - I'm so impressed!

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Old 11-15-2017, 03:41 PM   #12
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For painting calipers, do most people just paint them on the car with masking, or remove them from the car?
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:57 PM   #13
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Caliper

Wow! The paint with the stickers look great. Do the stickers hold up to the heat on the caliper?
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:14 PM   #14
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For painting calipers, do most people just paint them on the car with masking, or remove them from the car?
I think G2 paint can be applied while on the car, with a brush. But the VHT is a spray, so it’s strongly advised you remove the calipers. The painter in me needs to spend more time on cleaning and prep than paint, so I’d take them off either way.

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Wow! The paint with the stickers look great. Do the stickers hold up to the heat on the caliper?
Yes! Two track days, and just an ever-so-slight “off white”. I applied clear over the stickers to keep them in place.
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