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Caliper covers or paint? Do you like what you've got or do you wish you went the other way and pictures please visual stimulation thing and all!
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don't get those cheap covers off ebay. you got a vette,not a ricer. paint em with high temp ceramic paint. those covers hold in heat and just promote brake fade. I cringe every time i see those chinese junk
 

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Hi 07silvervette17
Exactly the opposite they all claim they do! I was going that way just because they covered more of the rear calipers and it seemed alot easer then getting all 4 corners of the car of the ground at once.
I did talk to some guys here at specialty tire shop and they said they would paint the calipers when they installed the tires had I purchased them from them. I think I should ask if they would still do it for me if I have them mount the wheels and sync the new pressure sensors. Then I can have them painted white to match the car:)
Are you on the Mainland?
 

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Hi 07silvervette17
Exactly the opposite they all claim they do! I was going that way just because they covered more of the rear calipers and it seemed alot easer then getting all 4 corners of the car of the ground at once.
I did talk to some guys here at specialty tire shop and they said they would paint the calipers when they installed the tires had I purchased them from them. I think I should ask if they would still do it for me if I have them mount the wheels and sync the new pressure sensors. Then I can have them painted white to match the car:)
Are you on the Mainland?

yep,beware of instant spray paint jobs-they will brown out with heat,especially cheap caliper spray paint.I do calipers off car,complete clean with powder coat wash. 4 coats high temp ceramic paint on each caliper with 6 hour dry between coats.you must do many coats of self leveling ceramic to get good gloss look! $200 all 4 plus shipping.
 

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I have seen those Fleebay covers also, looked interesting but would just pull the brakes in the
off season and get a good paint job on them.
 

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I bought some new calipers for my Silverado SS.I painted them with a brush with the Duplicolour kit.They came out nice and still look like new,2 months later.I think the fact that they were new made it easier.
 

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I did mine 3 years ago with rustoleum high heat spray paint , look like the day i did them still and my vette isnt a sunny day driver only . Main thing is to clean the calipers real well and take time to let the calipers dry real good between coats. Much nicer i think than the bolt on covers as well.
 

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