how many of you have painted calipers?

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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 2007-2014 Discussion, how many of you have painted calipers? in Cadillac Escalade Forums; Just curious if you upgraded the entire brake system, added painted calipers and/or drilled/slotted rotors for the look, etc. would ...
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    wangstarr03 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    how many of you have painted calipers?

    Just curious if you upgraded the entire brake system, added painted calipers and/or drilled/slotted rotors for the look, etc. would love to see some pics as I am thinking of undertaking this mod; I think red calipers would look great on my white truck and between the spokes of my stock 22's. Any insight/suggestions would be appreciated and again, pics please, thanks!


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    KBoxer is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: how many of you have painted calipers?

    Running the Baer Plus 1 slotted and drilled rotors that come with brackets to move out the stock calipers. 24" wheels. Have my calipers painted black. I think painting them red might be a little much as they are just cast steel calipers with a rough finish. They are not the oversized aluminum caliper type that you'd normally want to draw attention too.

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    roadog1aj is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: how many of you have painted calipers?

    Here is a link to a thread discussing caliper covers:
    My reply is about half way down. It has a brief description of how I went about painting my calipers, and also has pics showing before, during, and after shots of the calipers. It has been almost exactly a year ago when I painted my calipers, and they still look like I just painted them! Surprisingly, I have received more parking lot compliments for my calipers, than i have for the truck itself!! I could never imagine installing caliper covers that are not really covers at all....just very expensive plates. You can still easily see the rest of the untreated caliper through your rims. I have 22" rims and my calipers are easily viewed. Your 24" rims would make it even more easy to see flawed calipers. I would recommend a few hours cleaning and painting them, or spending the $$ to install pre-painted or powder coated calipers. (Wayyyy too expensive for my blood!)

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