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Vinyl Brake Caliper Decals - any good?

Need advise. I have been toying with painting the calipers on my GT. I see StangMods has vinyl brake caliper decals. Has anyone tried these? For $15.95 & free shipping they sound too good to be true.

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Are these just supposed to be a word on the caliper or to color them? To color them use caliper paint or high heat engine enamel. For something like GT or a mustang logo the vinyl is fine, have had mine on the stang since I painted the calipers about a year and a half ago and it is still in perfect shape. I got mine on ebay, from this guy- eBay My World - fuzedmods


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Are these just supposed to be a word on the caliper or to color them? To color them use caliper paint or high heat engine enamel. For something like GT or a mustang logo the vinyl is fine, have had mine on the stang since I painted the calipers about a year and a half ago and it is still in perfect shape. I got mine on ebay, from this guy- eBay My World - fuzedmods
Thanks! They are to be applied to a painted caliper. I was afraid they would be gone after a few hundred miles.
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Nope I have had them on since about 95k, so that would be almost 8k miles, since then I have dont numerous stupid things that would have heated the brakes real well. I have also done numerous changes of rims for painting/cleaning/tire purposes. have held up well, and lasted like a said about a year and half, looking like the day I got them. As long as you apply them properly and dont scrape at em with a blade they should last for a long while.

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if youre doing alot of track days (road course) then they may not last too long due to heat issues, but on a daily driver theyll be fine. I painted my Brembo calipers red and put some black ebay Brembo stickers on them and they have held up fine so far

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don't paint them, it's ricey...get them powerdercoated
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I had white ones on my black painted calipers on my 2004 GT for about 6 years without any quality issues.

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don't paint them, it's ricey...get them powerdercoated
Yah, I know. That's why I haven't done anything yet. Powder coating sounds like the way to go but not sure the budget (or wife) could handle that.
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Not everyone can afford to remove their calipers and have them powder coated. I think if you sit and take your time, applying paint definitely enhances the look. Nothing ricey.

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don't paint them, it's ricey...get them powerdercoated
not when done properly with the right caliper paint and masked off with care

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