I got away from painting
Rust and brake dust will show with time
I cover my calipers just looks cleaner
Now granted the custom covers are a bit expensive
But well worth the money
At car shows people do ask where can they find them
Vett people dodge people chevy guys
I considered covers at one time myself but after upgrading the power I HAD to upgrade the stopping ability as well. Then I saw the baer's and got all stupid for some reason but it was a buy once cry once type of situation.
I was obviously disappointed after painting and was sure I’d have to write the paint off as rust protectant and start shopping for the caliper covers. But after putting the wheels back on and letting the paint set up, it looks “ok” to me. No where near the look and quality of powder coating, but for 1/5th the price I’m ok with it.
I winced a bit when you said it was a brush on. I have never got any better results than that with brush on stuff on metal. If you ever decide to do it over again it would not be too hard to strip that with some citristrip and start over.