Question - Are caliper covers lame?

Answered by: Rebecca Long  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 24-08-2021  |  Views: 1398  |  Total Questions: 8

No, installing caliper covers will not void your manufacturer's factory warranty. We work directly with the manufacturers on the development of the caliper covers to ensure safety and durability. MGP Caliper Covers can be removed just as easy as it is to install. DON'T paint the entire caliper on the car. Paint on some surfaces can cause the caliper to seize. Brake calipers can get hotter than the engine, so the right paint is critical. Some two-part epoxy paints the are applied with a brush work great and lasts a long time. Caliper covers also have additional benefits beyond appearance and ease of installation: They reduce the amount of brake dust that gets on your wheels, so your car will stay looking cleaner between washings. As long as you are careful about protecting the other areas of the brakes, there is no need to remove the brake callipers from the car in order to paint them. This how-to guide will talk you through how to paint your brake callipers without fully removing them in an easy to follow step-by-step guide.

A quality caliper paint job can reasonably be expected to last for three or four years, whereas a set of high-quality aluminum caliper covers can be expected to last seven to ten years.

TRUTH: The charge for installing caliper covers should be no more than $100-$200 tops because it is a simple installation and the only real labor is taking the wheels off. Installing the caliper covers themselves will only take around 15 minutes total and taking the wheels off and on takes about 45 minutes.

Our top pick for best caliper paint is the Dupli-Color Black Brake Caliper Aerosol. It's an easy solution to adding a splash of flair to your brakes. Choose the Rust-Oleum 12-Ounce Red Caliper Paint Spray if you're working on a budget but still want to add personality to your ride.

The power and precision of MotoGP Brembo High Performance brake calipers combine unrivalled stability with MotoGP levels of braking performance. Manufactured using specific technologies for each model, these calipers are extremely stiff under stress, ensuring precise and consistent braking performance.

Installation Each caliper cover comes with two brackets. Line up the bottom provided bracket and repeat the process. Line up the brake caliper cover and slide it into place over the caliper. Tighten bolts with a 3/8” socket wrench. Repeat steps for all four wheels.

Whatever your reason, you can opt for a professional or DIY paint or powder coating job. You can expect the total cost of professional caliper painting to be around $225-$400, while the total cost for powder coating will be around $240-$900, which includes the complete removal and reattachment of the calipers.

A braking system without a brake dust shield is prone to grime and dust buildup. And, it may lead to difficult maintenance and brake malfunction, leading to severe safety threats. Although removing brake dust is relatively easier, grime, dirt and sand are harder to clean.

Do brake dust covers really work? In other words, brake dust covers aren't for correcting a mechanical defect, but an aesthetic one. Dark brake dust buildup turns shiny rims shabby -- some say it also wreaks havoc on their finish.