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Silver Car.. What Brake Caliper Colour Should I Go For?


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#1 astrabritz

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 03:47 PM

Alright guys,
I want to paint my calipers but not sure what colour, I painted them red on my old silver car last time, so I was thinking a different colour this time. I dont really want black either. I had a look and there was a choice of green, gold, yellow, blue, silver What would look best you reckon?


#2 stealth05

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 04:47 PM

always do mine gold no matter what colour car , not too in your face boyracerish ,clean looking

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 04:55 PM

I was thinking gold too, cheers for the pic mate

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 10:09 PM

Mine are always gold too...

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#5 J0N

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 07:55 AM

My car is Titan Silver and I did mine in black with shiney new clips, I really like the Gold with the Black but I'm not so sure with Silver.

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It might just be me getting old lol, but in my opinion;

Red, is for Brembo's,
Green, is for Skoda VRS's,
Gold, depends on coachwork colour,
Yellow, not for me,
Blue, not for me either,
Silver, mmm, maybe.

#6 sww84

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 09:06 AM

Black or Silver are always tasteful. The last owner painted mine blue, which I might change when I get a chance.
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Posted 31 July 2010 - 11:03 AM

Always silver for me....im not really into any other colours just like the clean newish look.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 11:09 AM

Red or Silver mate.
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Posted 31 July 2010 - 04:01 PM

Ok, I went down halfords today and the only colour they had was blue. Can I use hammerite smooth on the calipers? as theres alot more colours to choose from, As i would rather paint it on with a paint brush then use a spray can because I can see my self getting it over the disk, pads, strut, springs, plastic inner wheel trim etc etc.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 04:04 PM

its all i use never bought caliper paint yet
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Posted 31 July 2010 - 04:11 PM

its all i use never bought caliper paint yet


Same as. Hammerite FTW!

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 04:18 PM

Hammerite Smooth here too, black on the calipers and silver on the hubs.

#13 astrabritz

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 06:49 PM

Ok brilliant, I just purchased some silver hammerite smooth in the end. hopefully do it tommorow if its not raining!

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#14 J0N

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 07:49 PM

Dont forget before and after pics. :lol:

#15 astrabritz

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 08:48 PM

Dont forget before and after pics. :lol:


Yeah ok, Is there a auto biography section on this site? Or anywhere else on site that people create progress threads of there car from scratch and update everytime they do a new mod etc? I cant seem to find anything as it gives me idea's ;)

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 01:50 AM

Most people tend to keep their journal in the 'Photo Zone' section mate :D

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 08:31 AM

ive just done mine Black. do the disc's at same time. looks ten times better then. il try get sum pics of mine later.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 01:48 PM

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 02:33 PM

I would go silver black but then BMW do performance parts which all come in yellow, so that could look pretty good.
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Posted 01 August 2010 - 03:31 PM

Either black (subtle) or red (more noticeable), depending how much you want to stand out. Wouldn't go for any other colours than these two.




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