If you've got rims that show off the hardware behind them, brake caliper covers will take the look of your ride to new levels. To read more about their advantages, please be sure to see our article "Caliper Covers vs Caliper Paint". There, we highlight the many options you have among your caliper cover choices.
Depending on your vehicle and desired outcome, caliper covers can be the better choice compared to paint, especially if you're measuring the time and effort needed. Installation is extremely easy (to give you an idea just how easy, we invite you to read our article ""How To Install Caliper Covers").
Here is the best news: caliper covers can be customized in dazzling ways with your choice of color, engraved brand logos, and even your own images! In this article, we'll guide you through the steps involved with ordering custom caliper covers from our website. It's not a complex process, but there are choices, because the covers we offer can be customized in a number of ways.
Custom Caliper Cover Options
"Standard" caliper covers are available in gloss red, gloss black, or matte black, with the "MGP" brand logo and simulated bolt heads. (Please note that while carbon fiber is also a finish option, there is an additional charge.) From there, the choices expand exponentially. Think of customization as these 3 levels:
1. Vehicle-specific logos: after you insert your vehicle's year, make, and model, you choose brand-specific logos for your car or truck.
2. Custom colors: you can choose caliper covers to be powder-coated in any automotive color. Most clients want them matched to the vehicle's paint, but you can also decide on a contrasting shade.
3. Custom lettering or engraving: YOU decide what word or words you want. Want the image of your choice on the cover? We can do that too. Taking this to the ultimate level, you can combine this with a custom color. Wow!
Do note that there are additional charges for this custom work. The specific costs for customized paint colors, messages, and images will appear next to the selection descriptions that appear in drop down boxes. Now let's look at each of these customization levels in greater detail.
For best value, MGP's "Engraved Caliper Covers" offer you vehicle-specific names or logos which match what we know about your ride. Saddling a Mustang? You can purchase front caliper covers with "Mustang" lettering, and rears with the "GT" logo. Piloting a Honda Pilot? How about "Honda" on the fronts, and the Honda "H" symbol on the rears? Trucking around in a Chevy Silverado? It's your choice between "Silverado" or the Chevy "bow tie" on all four covers.
The next level up on the customization ladder is custom colors. Let's face it: while red and black are appealing choices, and will complement many exterior colors, the individualist wants to stand out in an even richer way. A custom color, either matching the car's paint or contrasting with it, guarantees your uniqueness.
If you are pursuing this option, start by selecting " Custom Colors Caliper Covers with MGP Engraving". Once you've added your year/make/model/submodel specifics, you will see this drop-down box:
Note that the field next to "CALIPER FINISH PAINT CODE AND NAME" is free-form, so we allow you to key in any information. If you desire to match your vehicle's color, we request that you tell us both the color's name AND the alpha-numeric color code. To help the process, we provide a "PAINT CODES" icon which allows you to look up that info.
If you want a different color, just give us that paint name and code. (Note that your choice of color is limited to those from auto manufacturers.) If you need assistance in making your selection, please contact us by phone or email.
But wait, there's more! The engraving is filled in with color, and here you also have a choice. Note that "standard" fill choices are black or silver. You can choose one of seven "optional" color choices, for a small upcharge.
Custom Lettering / Engraving
Do you want complete control over the words or images on the caliper covers? You can have it! To begin the custom lettering/engraving process, click on the MGP Custom Caliper Covers product. As you can see in the image above, this part of the customization gives you a choice between "lettering" and "custom engraving". If you want a personalized name or message to appear on the caliper, select "Lettering". Choose a font style (there are 10 choices), then type in your wording in the Engraving Text box. If you'd like to see what those different font styles actually look like, click on the "Comparison" icon near the top of the page. As discussed above, you can choose among nine different "fill" colors for your custom message.
The ultimate step in this process is certainly the addition of an image of your choosing on the caliper cover. If going this route, next to Engraving Choices, select "Custom Engraving". For absolute clarity, we prefer that you email the selected image to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The engraved image can be color-filled with your choice among the same nine colors as discussed above.
We're not done! You can take several of the options detailed above, and create further custom combinations. For example, just because you've chosen the Chevy bow tie as the caliper cover engraving for your Camaro does not mean that you can't also choose a custom color!
Take a look at the screen shot below. For a 2014 Acura ILX, here is an example of a correctly-completed drop-down box, with custom color, AND custom lettering, AND custom engraving finish all selected.
While we believe that our website options present you with a clear path toward the custom caliper cover of your choice, we also understand that you may still have questions. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us, as our friendly agents will be most happy to guide you through the custom selection process.
A word of caution - once you've installed a set of customized brake caliper covers, your visual enjoyment of them won't stop once you get in your car and leave the parking lot. You should also be prepared to be inundated with comments and questions from friends and bystanders alike. Let there be no doubt: your custom caliper covers just transformed your ride into a one-of-a-kind machine!