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      04-15-2020, 06:40 PM   #1
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EBay brake caliper covers

Looking to spruce up my stock grey Bremdo calipers on my F30. I was thinking of painting them but came across these on EBay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Brake-Calip...-/114013477975


Looking to see if anyone has used these and if so, what their opinion of them is. They come in black, yellow, blue, and red and have the M logo on them and the price is right.
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Do it right or don't do it at all.. Does shit will melt under hard braking condition.. Please save yourself problem in the future by doing it right..
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They all look terrible in person imo. Just paint your calipers and they'll look better.
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No... I see them on Hellcats.

single piston sliding caliper for the win
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Looking to spruce up my stock grey Bremdo calipers on my F30. I was thinking of painting them but came across these on EBay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Brake-Calip...-/114013477975


Looking to see if anyone has used these and if so, what their opinion of them is. They come in black, yellow, blue, and red and have the M logo on them and the price is right.
made of "high quality plastic".

I'd be worried about the mess in the more than certain case that it didn't work out.
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      04-16-2020, 10:27 AM   #7
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It's a great way to rice up your car.
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doonnntt doo iittt! Just powdercoat the calipers.
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doonnntt doo iittt! Just powdercoat the calipers.
Just paint it..... powder is a hassle, you have to take off the brakes. No one will see if you miss something.
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Haha ok ok that's why I asked. Seems to be a pretty universal opinion. Thanks for the input everyone.

Now, any idea if the calipers can be PC while still on the vehicle? Otherwise I'd have to buy a set of the grey 340's I believe, have a shop PC them, and then swap them onto my car. I don't have the luxury of having my car sitting up on jack stands or a lift (taking them off) while they're getting done. This probably varies shop to shop I figure.
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Haha ok ok that's why I asked. Seems to be a pretty universal opinion. Thanks for the input everyone.

Now, any idea if the calipers can be PC while still on the vehicle? Otherwise I'd have to buy a set of the grey 340's I believe, have a shop PC them, and then swap them onto my car. I don't have the luxury of having my car sitting up on jack stands or a lift (taking them off) while they're getting done. This probably varies shop to shop I figure.
You cannot powder coat them while on the vehicle
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You cannot powder coat them while on the vehicle
Yea you gotta take it off.. Remove the piston and the boot to spray and bake it in the oven
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Those will melt, break off, and get stuck somewhere and cause damage to other parts.

Just paint them.

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Easy guys...I think he meant using face powder
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Paint them, I did mine and they look perfect
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Look kind of plasticky. And this sticker is horrendous
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Alright, paint it is! Can anyone recommend a brake paint caliper kit they've used that they liked and is of good quality? I'd like to get them painted either red or the blue that the standard M-sport brakes come in. My car is black. Also, anyone know where to get the M decal? Ebay? Thanks!
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Alright, paint it is! Can anyone recommend a brake paint caliper kit they've used that they liked and is of good quality? I'd like to get them painted either red or the blue that the standard M-sport brakes come in. My car is black. Also, anyone know where to get the M decal? Ebay? Thanks!
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They actually make custom paint colors to match BMW colors
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Alright, paint it is! Can anyone recommend a brake paint caliper kit they've used that they liked and is of good quality? I'd like to get them painted either red or the blue that the standard M-sport brakes come in. My car is black. Also, anyone know where to get the M decal? Ebay? Thanks!
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They actually make custom paint colors to match BMW colors
Awesome! TY.
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