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Old 03-12-2019, 09:55 AM
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Is it possible to remove the "Corvette" and "circle" decals on the OEM Z06 brake calipers? I want to use them on a different vehicle where they would not make sense. I have read that they are painted on? Can they be removed safely without damaging the caliper paint?
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:13 PM
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on my 2011 GS they are painted, so they cannot be removed.
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i hope this is a joke
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Why would it be a joke to not want a Corvette logo on caliper that you put on a car that isn't a Corvette? Where is the joke?
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You could always send them out for a fresh powder-coat & rebuild (especially if you want a color change) at TPS motorsports, and just request the logo be deleted.
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Originally Posted by HarvesterUT View Post
Is it possible to remove the "Corvette" and "circle" decals on the OEM Z06 brake calipers? I want to use them on a different vehicle where they would not make sense. I have read that they are painted on? Can they be removed safely without damaging the caliper paint?
If your anywhere around Houston, I'll trade you. I have some that the "CORVETTE" wore off and the red is in great shape. Text me and I'll get you some pics. I would like to see yours too.

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Old 03-13-2019, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by venemous1 View Post
i hope this is a joke
I assure you sir, this is not a joke. I recently picked up a 2008 XLR-V, and I want better braking, and the Z06 set-up is the most budget friendly solution. I also like upgrading parts with OEM stuff where possible.

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You could always send them out for a fresh powder-coat & rebuild (especially if you want a color change) at TPS motorsports, and just request the logo be deleted.
I might go this route, but I currently do not actually have a set of calipers. I am trying to decide on the best course of action.

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If your anywhere around Houston, I'll trade you. I have some that the "CORVETTE" wore off and the red is in great shape. Text me and I'll get you some pics. I would like to see yours too.

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Hey Don, I live in San Antonio, but I am originally from Houston. I do not actually have a set of calipers yet. I am debating finding a used set (on the cheap) to powdercoat yellow or buy a new set. The issue is that they come with the decals painted on not stuck on. I read somewhere that some people have removed the decal paint using brake cleaner or something similar, but I am worried about damaging the underlying paint.
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I posted a reply earlier today, but it does not show up in the thread even though the thread summary indicates that I replied. Odd.

Anyways, to follow-up with v8sten, I live in San Antonio but I am originally from Houston. The issue is that I do not yet have the Z06 calipers. I was trying to find out if the logos could be removed prior to buying a set of calipers - used or new. Based on what I have read, it seems the decals are painted on top of the calipers, but with usage, the decals will eventually rub off. This makes me think I can use some brake cleaner or some other solution to rub away the paint without necessarily damaging the underlying caliper color.
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by HarvesterUT View Post
I might go this route, but I currently do not actually have a set of calipers. I am trying to decide on the best course of action.
Gotcha. Well, if you do...here's their link: http://www.tpsmotorsports.com/corvet.../calipers.html

They mentioned to me before that they can do custom colors if you don't see one to your liking on the website.
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Shawn Ellis at Fourth Circle Designs makes the corvette stickers. I think I paid like 16 or 17 dollars for a set to fit all four calipers, exact match. The corvette paint on mine are wearing off, and I planned to put the stickers on.

http://fourthcircledesigns.com/conta...540db7007e65a0

He doesnt have them on the site, so you’ll have to fill out the contact us form if you wanted him to cut some.
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:56 AM
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I decided to purchase a set of new OEM calipers (yellow). I will use some brake cleaner or paint removal solution on them - carefully - to remove the painted logos. The calipers are powder coated, so I am hoping the paint will come off well before I damage the powder coat.

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Old 03-14-2019, 06:39 PM
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Could always use G2 and just paint right over them. No damage, and any color you want, even paint code matching,
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