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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 08-31-2014, 07:43 AM
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Brake caliper covers?

I am thinking of painting my calipers red or maybe getting some covers from ebay,
Has anyone bought covers?,the ones on ebay are made of plastic i can't see that working for long?
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:26 AM
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I am thinking of painting my calipers red or maybe getting some covers from ebay,
Has anyone bought covers?,the ones on ebay are made of plastic i can't see that working for long?
Here's where I got mine. Very happy with the product. On for 2 years no issues. Lots of choices, colors, and logos.
5 min install per with the wheel off.
http://calipercovers.com
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:42 AM
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Id rather paint than put covers over the calipers......
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Id rather paint than put covers over the calipers......
To each his own. I like the cover look and it is way easier and faster to do. Some paint jobs look very good, some not so much. If you are wiling to put in the time and effort, then it's a fine way to go too.
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Like Ros I have the MGP. Easy to install and many variations....
Painting is very labor intensive, and to do a good job you should remove them. Then you have to clean them real good, paint then reinstall with all that hard ache...
Then they still get dirty, greasy and chipped...
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Old 08-31-2014, 11:38 AM
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Here's where I got mine. Very happy with the product. On for 2 years no issues. Lots of choices, colors, and logos.
5 min install per with the wheel off.
http://calipercovers.com
I'm guessing that the 09 m6 caliper covers will fit the 09 650. Can anyone confirm?
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M6 doesn't use caliper "covers". You can find used M6 calipers on ebY that will fit your 650 they will run at least $800 though.



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looks like i'm going the ebay way thanks
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M6 doesn't use caliper "covers". You can find used M6 calipers on ebY that will fit your 650 they will run at least $800 though.



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Not correct. 1st M6 uses a very different and larger brake system. They do not come with painted calipers. A friend with an M6 went with the same company I did but they are different covers. I would not save $100 and buy eBay junk to put on the brakes. If money is the issue then paint them. Don't cheap out in this area. Best to do nothing then do the wrong thing with brakes.
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Either clean the calipers & paint them on the car, or buy new brake hoses & paint them off of the car. Once you remove the brake fluid from the brake hoses, they will usually close up on you. You can take brake cleaner, & clean the calipers fairly easy. This is of you keep them clean most of the time. Caliper paint will bond very well. Either way will make a huge improvement in the look of the car!
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I think your confused on what I posted.

When he said M6 and covers in the same sentence.....I thought he was talking about "real" M6 calipers. The thought never crossed my mind that any M6 owner would want to put caliper "covers" over the M calipers regardless of what color they come stock!

Not sure what eBay "junk" you're referring too in my post...

I provided a link where super charged 645 owner "upgraded" his calipers and rotors to "real" M6 parts....not plastic covers. A great source to obtain these parts are on eBay.....this definitely isn't the "cheap way" out.
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Old 08-31-2014, 07:37 PM
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Not correct. 1st M6 uses a very different and larger brake system. They do not come with painted calipers. A friend with an M6 went with the same company I did but they are different covers. I would not save $100 and buy eBay junk to put on the brakes. If money is the issue then paint them. Don't cheap out in this area. Best to do nothing then do the wrong thing with brakes.
will do. i will order the ones you sent the link too
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