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  1. Cruze Owner Projects
    Anyone that has any good help, HELP! Do I need any special tools to paint my brake calipers red? I'm hoping to just take off the two bolts, brush sand it, spray caliper cleaner on it, tape it off, prime it, & put 2 coats of red caliper paint on it. I'll make sure to NOT get ANY primer or paint...
  2. Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    I like the silver look of the calipers. I think they look great with the 1LT rims. But, the surface is rough, and mine are getting dust baked into them that I can't seem to get off anymore. Anyone have a good and easy way to clean the dust from the calipers to keep them looking silver, like new...
  3. Cruze Parts
    Brand new pair of AP Racing Radi-Cal CP5780 4-pot Monobloc calipers available for sale. These are the same calipers used on the fronts of BTCC (British Touring Car Championship) and WTCC (World Touring Car Championship) race cars such as the Chevrolet Cruze and BMW E90 3-series. This is as good...
  4. Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    Hey guys, I'm getting a new set of tires put on this week and know I'm due for some maintenance on my brakes. If I wanted to upgrade from the factory pads etc, what would you recommend? I'm not feeling a big brake kit type of upgrade, just better pads and whatever else you can just bolt on...
  5. Cruze Parts
    Have another set of Fbody calipers $100 shipped Comes in your choice of colors blk,gold,red,blue or silver Will post pictures when I get home
  6. General Discussion
    A photo is worth a thousand words. Dealer won't replace them because he says they are functional, can imagine that lever breaking off in the next year or two. Then would really be screwed. Looked at other used vehicles like the Malibu and Impala of the 2012 vintage, nicely plated, and even...
  7. Gen1 Appearance, Body, Detailing, & Interior
    I was a little hesitant at first, but i thought oh well! If i don't like the paint i can sand it off. I'm really glad i decided to paint em because it looks so much better! I went with red cause it sort of goes with the color theme of my car... And thats the only color they had in stock when i...
  8. Gen1 Appearance, Body, Detailing, & Interior
    So i want to paint my calipers, preferably before winter so the salt/dirt/crap wont be coated on it. I'll prolly do a paint matched CRT to keep the scheme going. Any tips/tricks or things to not do? Also, my friend is in my head about this pre-winter paint...anyone else on his side or would...
  9. Gen1 Appearance, Body, Detailing, & Interior
    Any of you with a Black Cruze and Alloy wheels (any size) can I get a pic of red Calipers? Thanks. Thinking of doing this... not sure yet though. If any of you elected a different color (Black, Yellow) for Caliper paint please feel free to show as well! I'm strongly considering either Red or...
  10. Gen1 Appearance, Body, Detailing, & Interior
    I wanted to get a price quote from my body shop on how much it would cost for them to do these. They immediately hit me with a "yea, we refuse to do calipers and suggest against anyone using aftermarket caliper paints, they void powertrain warranty." When I asked specifically he just said "the...
  11. General Discussion
    Maybe I'm speaking too soon. Darn. Watch. I'll drive it tomorrow and it'll start making noises. But anyway. I think NickD has finally solved the mystery of my brake noises. He mentioned something about parking brake and rear brakes and eureka. I never used my parking brake. Then I looked it...
  12. General Discussion
    Decided to paint the calipers on the Cruze today.
  13. General Discussion
    I'm thinking about painting my calipers on my Black LTZ RS. I'm not sure what coloer I want to paint them. At first I was going to go with red but now I think I would first like to see red and some other colors posted. If you have painted calipers please post pics. Thanks!
  14. Gen1 Appearance, Body, Detailing, & Interior
    I have a black cruze LTZ with the RS package. I am debating if I should paint the calipers red or not. Any suggestions? Anyone who has done it, can you send me a picture of how it turned out? Thanks!
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