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Old 02-04-2007, 08:57 PM
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Caliper Covers?

Any of you guys have any experience using these?

http://www.bavauto.com/assets/imglib500/tcf001.jpg

Caliper Cover Kit - Carbon Fiber
Why paint your calipers when you can cover them? Painting calipers is a slow and messy ... more info...
Part # : TCF001 $ 259.95

Curious how they mount and what you think of the look?

Maybe do this on a new coupe?

http://www.iforged.com/showroom/main...serialNumber=5


I like the CF.....
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Old 02-04-2007, 10:16 PM
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:05 PM
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Any of you guys have any experience using these?

http://www.bavauto.com/assets/imglib500/tcf001.jpg

Caliper Cover Kit - Carbon Fiber
Why paint your calipers when you can cover them? Painting calipers is a slow and messy ... more info...
Part # : TCF001 $ 259.95

Curious how they mount and what you think of the look?
I have set I never installed. They attach with industrial-strength double-sided tape. If you're interested in them, drop me a line (email in my signature) with an offer...
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wow almost 300 bucks for something that uses 2-sided tape?

for almost $100 less you can go here
http://www.calipercovers.com/_e/gdept/06/BMW.htm
These have stainless steel clips and bolt on
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Old 12-08-2009, 03:54 PM
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Seems a bit high for covers...either one.
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:04 PM
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I have set I never installed. They attach with industrial-strength double-sided tape. If you're interested in them, drop me a line (email in my signature) with an offer...
You have an Atom? WOW

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Old 12-08-2009, 08:00 PM
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Calipers need to disappate heat. For science's sake- don't cover it in anything, except maybe black paint or a big heat sink attached with thermal paste. Paying $300 for a chintzy product that INHIBITS function (most carbon fiber gew gaws are function neutral, at least), and is TAPED on is ridiculous, and it & you will look foolish.
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:37 PM
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I spray my calipers and rotors with zinc to prevent corrosion and they happen to look new at the same time. Covering them makes no sense to me.

I did see shields that cover the entire disk brake system which was a good idea given the open concept of mag wheel design which allows a lot of winter salt and sand to corrode things. However, zinc (cold galvanizing) has been very effective, in my experience.
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:27 AM
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I believe I saw BMW calipers covers(they were black w/ white lettering -BMW) on some 1 series cars at the dealership when I was car shopping. If I'm correct, why doesn't BMW offer the same with it's 3 series cars?
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