CUSTOM BRAKE CALIPERS
ABOUT OUR CUSTOM BRAKE CALIPERS
PROFESSIONAL BRAKE CALIPER COLOR CHANGE IN CT
Brake Caliper Color Changes are becoming increasingly popular. More and more, we are beginning to see crazy colors behind people’s wheels. What’s interesting is when you are stopped, you may see less of the brake caliper showing when a vehicle is stationary, depending on how large the spokes on their wheels are. But when a vehicle is rolling, the calipers begin to become clearly visible to the human eye because the spokes spinning so fast allows you to see the brake caliper and rotor clearly. It’s clear why people do this, and that’s the reason you’re on this page in the first place, I would like to assume you are considering getting your calipers changed to a cooler, more “you” color.
You’ve come to the right place. We are New Englands Top Auto Customization One-Stop-Shop, and Caliper Color Changes are done here on the regular.
Unique to YOU
Choose any color you want!
Increases the value of your vehicle
Properly highlight the style of your wheels
During the painting process, existing grime and rust are cleaned off
HOW WE GET IT RIGHT
WHY CHOOSE OUR BRAKE CALIPER CUSTOMIZATION?
Our technicians were vetted vigorously, just like the rest of the personnel working under The LAB’s roof. But on top of that, our Sales Team has incredible knowledge and will always steer you in the right direction whereas some shops will not. Here’s why:
There are multiple ways of changing the color of a brake caliper. The most popular is PAINTING!
When a caliper is PAINTED, most shops are notorious (yes, around here, too) for keeping the brake calipers ON the car and using an exorbitant amount of tape to cover the parts they don’t want to get paint on. Essentially, the finished product is a caliper that, yes, looks great from far away. But up close, you may see some hidden spots where your factory brake caliper color is still poking out, you may see overspray on your wheel well liner, but most commonly, you will notice that if the wheels are off, you can poke your head in the back of the caliper and the whole back side was not fully painted and clear coated because it is hard to reach with a rattle can.
Now if you are a fan of things done improperly, another shop’s painting services may be of interest to you.
Here at the LAB, we rarely like to paint calipers, but in some cases, we need to.
HOW IT WORKS
At The LAB we offer two ways to customize your brake calipers; Powder Coating and Painting. Learn about them here.
Our Powder Coating Process
In this process, the calipers come off the car, which entails removing the brake lines. When brake lines are removed, the brake fluid comes out from the brake lines, which requires a top-off of brake fluid after the calipers and lines are re-installed. Once we have the calipers off, we remove all bleeder valves, pistons, and seals. With everything out of the caliper, the only thing remaining is the caliper housing itself (pure metal). We then put the caliper in a closed cabinet and sandblast it to remove any factory finish, dirt, and grime. The caliper is then brought over to a rack where they will hang from a metal wire, and the powder is sprayed onto the calipers. With all calipers entirely covered in powder, the entire rack is moved into a large oven where your calipers will reach heights of 400 degrees Fahrenheit. They will sit in there for about 10-20 minutes for the powder coat to cure. Once the timer’s up, your calipers will cool down and then immediately go to a workbench to get reassembled with fresh seals. They are then brought back to the car, bolted back up, and torqued to spec. Lastly, we re-attach the brake lines and perform a brake bleed procedure to get any air out of the brake lines so your brake pedal is just as firm as it was when you brought it in. With the brake bleeding done, we top off your brake fluid reservoir, and you are good to take your car home!
Powder Coated Calipers is a Guaranteed Finish for the lifetime of your vehicle
Our Painting Process
As mentioned before, calipers are always removed here, which entails removing the brake lines. When brake lines are removed, the brake fluid comes out from the brake lines, which requires a top-off of brake fluid after the calipers and lines are re-installed. Once we have the calipers off, we mask the sand and prep the metal surface. When painting, the calipers do not need to go in an oven, so all of the pistons and seals can remain intact, which saves you from the cost of a reseal kit and the labor of re-installing those seals. Since all seals are intact, we can simply use masking tape and then proceed with painting the calipers in a concealed Spray Booth. Resulting in the perfect finish every time.
Calipers don’t need to be disassembled, so the process is a bit cheaper but will not last as long as Powder Coat. Paint can chip from rocks and debris.
YOUR CALIPERS. YOUR WAY.
Select a Color
Our Powder Coat options come directly from the best Powder suppliers in the world. Click the logo below to browse the thousands of options to choose from!
Or come in and take a look at our wall of color and see if we have a color sample you can fall in love with in person. We have over 1,000 Powder Coat Samples but if for whatever reason we can’t match you with one, we can find a few online to order next-day air so you can make sure you love the outcome of your fresh Brake Calipers.
YOUR CALIPERS. YOUR WAY.
Add a Decal, Text, or Logo!
Some cars don’t come with any logo on the calipers from the factory. Most higher-end, performance models will come with the Manufacturers Logo (i.e., Lamborghini), the Brake Caliper Manufacturer’s Logo (i.e., Brembo), or the Performance Line Logo (i.e., BMW M). We can do any logo or name, in any color, on Brake Calipers. Please discuss with your Sales Rep what exactly you want your Brake Calipers to say.
CUSTOM CALIPER PRICING
HOW MUCH DO OUR CUSTOM BRAKE CALIPERS COST?
Painted Brake Calipers
Powder Coated Brake Calipers
Here are the factors taken into consideration when pricing each Brake Caliper Color Change Job:
Calipers can be 4-piston, 6-piston, or even 8-piston. This means if we are powder coating, all of those pistons and seals around them need to be removed, and the seals will need to be replaced with new ones. With paint, the piston count will not affect the price.
Some powder coat colors are more expensive materials where, as some are single coat and some are two or even three coat which requires more spraying time. Some paint colors are more expensive than others as well. For instance, pearl white is going to cost a bit more than solid white.
CUSTOM BRAKE CALIPER FAQS
HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR CUSTOM BRAKE CALIPER SERVICE? WE HAVE ANSWERS
How much will it cost?
Contact us or come in for a custom quote specifically tailored to your wants and needs.
Can I see what my vehicle will look like before committing?
YES, we can make a rendering to show you exactly what your vehicle will look like with all of the discussed options.
How long will it take to customize my vehicle?
Customizing can range from a one-day job to weeks or even months in some cases, depending on the severity of your job. Ask your sales rep for an approximate timeline before committing to your build.
Do you have any loaner vehicles available while my car is at your shop?
On the fence about getting work done on your car because it’s your only means of transportation. We have you covered. We do NOT have any complimentary loaner vehicles, however, we do have a selection of luxury and exotic rental vehicles in which customers get 40% OFF the daily rates. Inquire with your sales rep about using one of our vehicles while your vehicle is at The LAB. See our current rental fleet here.
Do you offer a Warranty on your work?
Do customizations affect car value?
Well-designed and professionally installed modifications can add value to a vehicle.
Do you offer financing?
Yes! Talk to your sales rep about getting an approved loan for your vehicle’s modifications.