caliper cover mod..

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metaxa44
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caliper cover mod..

Postby metaxa44 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:38 pm

Anybody installed a brake caliper cover ?
Looks like an easy install and looks good..

treesleavedents
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Re: caliper cover mod..

Postby treesleavedents » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:26 pm

Why a cover, why not just paint the calipers?
2003 Vibe GT navigation(swapped for MVH-x560BT). Supertones, 3M tint, Eibachs, Injen, stereo, custom upholstery, and an ultraguage. http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=44330 Need to install my PPE header and midpipe.

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metaxa44
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Re: caliper cover mod..

Postby metaxa44 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:54 pm

Less time , no mess..
Just wonder if the caliper might over heat with cover on..

treesleavedents
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Re: caliper cover mod..

Postby treesleavedents » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:40 pm

Covers are not a good idea. More area for salt and debris to collect, pool, and sit. More chance of one of the covers heat warping and contacting a wheel or something. More chance of one coming unglued and causing damage to some part of the car as it ricochets out of the wheel. Do this at your own risk. If you want your calipers to look cool, spend the time it will take to do the job.

Jack it up
remove wheels
thoroughly clean the caliper
newspaper and masking tape to mask the area and caliper
spray a few light coats of paint waiting for it to dry between coats
spray a clear coat and let it all dry overnight.
Remove the nespaper
put wheels back on
lower car
done
2003 Vibe GT navigation(swapped for MVH-x560BT). Supertones, 3M tint, Eibachs, Injen, stereo, custom upholstery, and an ultraguage. http://forums.genvibe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=44330 Need to install my PPE header and midpipe.


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