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What do you guys think about spicing up the Factory Brembo Calipers??

Hey folks...

So I wanna throw a few accents on my otherwise completely black car...

I thought about stripes but I dont know if I really want something that pronounced.

I like the idea of bright colored calipers...

Given that I have brembos though, I dont know if it would be considered 'wrong' to rice em' out with a little rattle can action.

If i had the standard brakes i would have probably done it already, but to 'deface' the brembos... not sure I should lol.

The other option was to get them powder coated and get a brembo logo painted back on, but that would leave me without a car for a few days, and too much work to be worth it for me for now.

I see these 'caliper covers' but dont really like em'.

Anyway just a stupid question but what do you guys think?

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Here buddy I'll save you some time and a lot of money and open doors for your color selection
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i went with the green for my black stang but its not as bright as the picture.

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I did green over the Brembos, and am getting some brembo vinyl in gloss black and matte black. It was a cheap way to see if I liked the color, and will probably end up powdercoating them in the winter.

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very cool! i like the orange or yellow... but still not sure I want to 'deface' the brembo logo on my brakes... lol i know its a bit superficial... but still...
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Porsche and Ferrari have been painting nearly all of their newest brake calipers red or yellow so I would definitely do it if you have Brembo's Just tape off the logo and paint away!

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I would order yellow calipers, but I wouldn't paint existing ones.

If you do paint them, you might want to hunt down a fresh set of Brembo decals.

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brembo decals = good idea...but would the 'sticker' stand up to the heat of brakes?

And order a set of yellow calipers? This exists? where? Brembo calipers just 'finished' in yellow by whatever factory produces brembo calipers?

Or aftermarket calipers?
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brembo decals = good idea...but would the 'sticker' stand up to the heat of brakes?

And order a set of yellow calipers? This exists? where? Brembo calipers just 'finished' in yellow by whatever factory produces brembo calipers?

Or aftermarket calipers?
I'm just saying that I'm not averse to bright yellow calipers, but I wouldn't paint existing ones. You're likely to ruin the finish with the first brake fluid change.

In other words, "bright colors good, but painting calipers bad." But lots of people disagree with me.

Authentic Brembo decals should be suitable for use on calipers. But, I haven't tried it.

Hell, call Brembo and see if they can refinish your calipers for a fee. Places like StopTech do it all the time.

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A friend of mine runs On a dime performance brakes and specializes in powdercoating. Really powdercoating is going to be your most durable option. yeah you have to be without a car for a while but if you want them done right and more importantly, if you want the color to last and have the brembo logos properly applied, this is honestly the best solution.

The site is still being tweaked so the powder coat section doesn't work

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thanks for the tip... i'll keep it in mind if i can go a few days without the car sometime soon.
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brembos are extremely easy to paint; just make sure you prep them really well (any bit of grease or fluid will guarantee flaking in very short order) and use clear coat over the brembo decals. here's my old shelby gt with chrome painted brembos...



and don't clean them with anything that you wouldn't use to clean the body!

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i'm going to repaint them sterling grey with red letters for my sg gt. the rears will be ground smooth and painted some combination of sg and red.

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brembos are extremely easy to paint; just make sure you prep them really well (any bit of grease or fluid will guarantee flaking in very short order) and use clear coat over the brembo decals. here's my old shelby gt with chrome painted brembos...



and don't clean them with anything that you wouldn't use to clean the body!
damn that looks freakin awesome... where did you get the decal?
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thanks! i got the decals from ebay > BREMBO BRAKES DECAL STICKER EMBLEM LOGO SET OF 4 | eBay

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cool thanks! and 4" x 1" is what you've got?

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