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    OK, so I'm ordering a white 1LT with red seats, and red calipers, I also plan on getting the red engine cover (although it's a late released accessory) it shows in the accessory description the cover is edge red. The calipers are offered in edge red and bright red. I was going to order bright red calipers, should I try and keep it consistent and order edge red calipers instead? See, I said it was trivial.

  • #2
    I was thinking of going for the Edge Red calipers too. I want *some* red there as a cool touch, but too bright and it pulls your eye away from the rest of the car. Calipers are the one place where I'm willing to be subtle. My 2 cents.

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    • #3
      Hmm I know me and I would go bright red but I just like things that pop so idk ... But then I also LOVE black wheels and I know you absolutely hate them so do the exact opposite of what I like and go Edge red lol

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      • #4
        For me, brakes means stop! And I'm pretty stop signs are bright red, so it's always going to be bright red for me.

        Mark

        - Just when you think you can't dig your hole any deeper, they throw the shovel in at you -

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        • #5
          Bright Red or Slightly Darker Red is all a preference. I suggest Black Brake Calipers. Why you ask? Because you will not worry about cleaning them every 50 miles.
          Rocket City Florida- 2001 ZO6 - 2013 427 Vert - 2020 Stingray

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          • #6
            Or two more options: Get G2usa.com custom high temp caliper paint and paint them any single color offered by any OEM in the last five years ($100 to buy this); I have done this for my last two DD’s, once custom color, and once via Amazon at about $50 for a standard G2 color.

            Or change out your pads to CarboTech or StopTech brake pads. Did the latter on my C7 Z06 and reduced my brake dust by 85%.

            Or both.
            GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jljordann922 View Post
              Hmm I know me and I would go bright red but I just like things that pop so idk ... But then I also LOVE black wheels and I know you absolutely hate them so do the exact opposite of what I like and go Edge red lol
              Heh-heh, I wouldn't say I *hate* them. I like seeing them ... on other people's cars.

              But maybe bright red calipers is the way to go so that, as Frenzy points out, when they accumulate some dust they'll still provide a bit of color. If I change from stock pads it'll probably be some HP's or some such for safe lapping, dust is a secondary consideration.

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              • #8
                Sorry I missed your question Phil, but I am getting Edge Red for the calipers, and at my dealership parts counter, the accessory of the Edge Red hashmarks (the one mostly red with black accent edges):

                LPO “SHW” Fender Hash Marks In Edge Red with Carbon Flash Metallic Accent

                The advantage of getting the hashmarks as an accessory is from my dealer’s parts counter is that after my pro detailer does the whole car in XPEL and CQuartz Pro, then I will have him apply the hashmarks (and my pin striper lastly do his magic in Edge Red metallic) — a single straight line on the splitter, the rocker skirts, and somewhere on the diffuser (have not figured that out yet).

                I will personally paint my engine cover Edge Red using G2’s custom, high temp caliper paint. It is will be fine for that application for it is rate up to 975 degrees for calipers, i.e.m it will work fine for our engine as engine paint is typically 550 degree paint. It cost about $100 for their kit, plus my taping up and protecting time, and that we know is going to be a hell of lot less than GM would charge for the engine manifold in any color (other than standard black).

                http://www.g2usa.com/product/CBCP.html

                I have done several cars with their product and even though I am literally the worst painter on the planet (both brush or spray can), as long as you follow their instructions as to exact temp application and also first watch a couple of YouTube videos and take your time with your taping things nicely, you have to be on the wrong side of the grass to screw it up, i.e., it is a wonderful self leveling paint.
                Last edited by John; 07-28-2019, 05:25 PM.
                GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                • #9
                  Color is always a personal choice but. If you are asking?

                  the white c8 with the grey interior will be stunning...always a favorite of mine...

                  if it were me on the calibers id leave them black (its free and easy to paint down the road...i did that on my current c6 z51 about a year ago...probably 12k miles....and they look great, i think it cost me even less than the $100, maybe 40 from advance auto? only took me all of an hour to do...(after watching a few you tube videos)

                  i laughed when i was done at how long I thought about doing it myself and how little effort it took to do...

                  i realize some prefer to pick up the car exactly how they want it to look and its great gm is offering so many choices...

                  anyways if I was paying extra and having the factory paint them with a white corvette and grey interior...

                  id do bright red.

                  i think it pops
                  Last edited by JB; 07-28-2019, 06:24 PM.

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                  • #10


                    I will personally paint my engine cover Edge Red using G2’s custom, high temp caliper paint. It is will be fine for that application for it is rate up to 975 degrees for calipers, i.e.m it will work fine for our engine as engine paint is typically 550 degree paint. It cost about $100 for their kit, plus my taping up and protecting time, and that we know is going to be a hell of lot less than GM would charge for the engine manifold in any color (other than standard black).



                    I haven't seen this mentioned, but is engine cover the actual manifold, and not just a cover?

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                    • #11
                      Down the road ill probably follow suit and paint the engine cover in high temp paint torch red...

                      it does look cool and it will give me something to do...

                      no rush but eventually ill get around to it.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by John View Post
                        Or two more options: Get G2usa.com custom high temp caliper paint and paint them any single color offered by any OEM in the last five years ($100 to buy this); I have done this for my last two DD’s, once custom color, and once via Amazon at about $50 for a standard G2 color.

                        Or change out your pads to CarboTech or StopTech brake pads. Did the latter on my C7 Z06 and reduced my brake dust by 85%.

                        Or both.
                        Not sure why I never though of this before. Now I am thinking of black with Zeus Bronze calipers. Thanks for the link.

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                        • #13
                          Having Bright red calipers on my C7 I would say bright red. But my opinion or no one elses should matter in your decision to make your car personal. And, if the engine cover is edge red that as well should not matter in your decision on the two colors as they are distant and would not clash, if that is a concern.

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                          • #14
                            These accessory engine covers are simply plastic engine covers, no painted manifolds here - will probably go for a couple hundred bucks through the parts dept when available.
                            And brushed on paint will not look too good and most high temp paint is solvent based and will melt plastic!

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                            • #15
                              I'm guessing SEMA 2020 will have several manufacturers displaying custom covers.

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