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    Anyone Paint the Brake Calipers/Brackets on Their ATS?

    This is one of my favorite mods as it helps personalize the car. Below is a pic of my painted brake calipers/brackets on another GM product I own.



    As to the ATS, if you have painted your brake calipers/brackets, do you have any pics to share? I'm leaning towards a Red Obsession Premium 3.6 RWD ATS and would like to paint the calipers with a matching paint. I noticed that the calipers have the "Cadillac" script so the paint would need to be brushed off to match. The larger premium wheel spoke should provide enough space for the calipers to peak through.




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    Re: Anyone Paint the Brake Calipers/Brackets on Their ATS?

    Here's a look at mine.
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    Re: Anyone Paint the Brake Calipers/Brackets on Their ATS?

    Should get white/black brembo stickers ^

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    Re: Anyone Paint the Brake Calipers/Brackets on Their ATS?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikesul View Post
    Here's a look at mine.
    Thanks. Those look nice. I like the gray/red combo obviously!

    Did you do the work yourself or have a body shop perform the work?

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    Re: Anyone Paint the Brake Calipers/Brackets on Their ATS?

    I had them done at the same time I had the bright aluminum (front grille trim and rear trim piece) painted black satin.

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    Re: Anyone Paint the Brake Calipers/Brackets on Their ATS?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikesul View Post
    I had them done at the same time I had the bright aluminum (front grille trim and rear trim piece) painted black satin.
    It all looks good. Do you have stock calipers or did you swap out to aftermarket? I don't see the "Cadillac" script and was curious if it was sanded down and painted over.

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    Re: Anyone Paint the Brake Calipers/Brackets on Their ATS?

    Sanded down and painted over. If I could get Brembo stickers I would apply them.

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    Re: Anyone Paint the Brake Calipers/Brackets on Their ATS?

    Thanks. I was lucky with the Corvette because all I had to do was install the red Z06 calipers. I did however have to paint the brackets to match. I just removed them and hit them with the high-temp paint and clear.

    If I go the ATS route, what I would like to do is paint the calipers/brackets the same way and then wipe off/remove the paint over the "Cadillac" script so that it has a brushed finish similar to the "Corvette" letters.

    Is the "Cadillac" script raised on the ATS or is it just a decal that can be removed?

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    Re: Anyone Paint the Brake Calipers/Brackets on Their ATS?

    Not raised like the Corvettes. I always painted the letters on my vette brakes.

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    Thanks, I ordered a set. Will post pic when added.

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    Re: Anyone Paint the Brake Calipers/Brackets on Their ATS?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikesul View Post
    Not raised like the Corvettes. I always painted the letters on my vette brakes.

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    Thanks, I ordered a set. Will post pic when added.
    Bump, hoping you have some pics.

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    Re: Anyone Paint the Brake Calipers/Brackets on Their ATS?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikesul View Post
    Here's a look at mine.
    I hadn't noticed the huge disparity in caliper sizes until I looked at your second picture. Did you also paint the hats?

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    Re: Anyone Paint the Brake Calipers/Brackets on Their ATS?

    They're Brembos.... don't touch em!!! They look great as is!

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    Re: Anyone Paint the Brake Calipers/Brackets on Their ATS?

    you can have them powder coated and have them reapply the cadillac script. i had the calipers powder coated on my vette same blue as the car. only cost me like $350 with the brackets. google mike the powder coater, we use him for everything cant find anyone better.

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    Re: Anyone Paint the Brake Calipers/Brackets on Their ATS?

    Has anyone else done this? Here are the stickers for Cadillac if you want that back.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-pc-set-Cad...dWpaqP&vxp=mtr

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