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Old 09-03-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
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what colour should i paint my calipers?

hi guys, since i got these rims ive been wanting to paint my calipers to compliment them since theyre so open. I was thinking red or silver but just want to get some opinions since the rear caliper is so tiny :p has anyone painted stock calipers red? A BBK is kinda out of the question because ive got school to pay lol, and my front end is up on jacks currently lol so dont mind the huge clearence in the pics
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:37 AM   #2
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Most people, myself included, are going to tell you that if you want to be a poser then go ahead and paint your calipers red. Why bring attention to tiny stock calipers. Brembos a red. You don't have Brembos. Now, silver is fine. If you just want to clean them up them painting them silver will make them look nice without being ricey.

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I woild not draw attention to tiny calipers.
Go black.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:49 AM   #4
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lol sorry, i searched and the general consensus would be silver or black, i'm just curious as to which colour would look best with my rims, i think ill go silver so they're more noticeable but not popping out then, plus it'll prevent rust from building up again
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If you dont want rust just paint then in black but if you would like some color red is ok! But they dont show off to much because are smaller!
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:24 PM   #7
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:25 PM   #8
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Good God that's a lot of wheel weights. Are those bent?

As for calipers, go black.
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Honestly I'd go with a flat black In the back and a dark silver in the front
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I did it on my M's calipers. Looks 100x better.
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Good God that's a lot of wheel weights. Are those bent?

As for calipers, go black.
lol no, idk why theres so much, bought them new and installed and thats how they came :/
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lol no, idk why theres so much, bought them new and installed and thats how they came :/
some tires need more than others. its all about how the tires mounted on to the rim, etc. OM my meisters, one wheel has like 12 weights, while the other has 1.
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some tires need more than others. its all about how the tires mounted on to the rim, etc. OM my meisters, one wheel has like 12 weights, while the other has 1.
hmm okay that makes sense :p could it also be because ive got some cheap ass tires on there lol? swapping next season oh and for the calipers, should i clear coat them after? and how noticeable is the black on yours? i basically just want a nice clean look to the wheel area
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Just clean them really well then paint them with a high temp caliper paint. Black or silver.

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hmm okay that makes sense :p could it also be because ive got some cheap ass tires on there lol? swapping next season oh and for the calipers, should i clear coat them after? and how noticeable is the black on yours? i basically just want a nice clean look to the wheel area



this kinda shows the fronts. but its blocked by a spoke.
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Good God that's a lot of wheel weights. Are those bent?
Lower quality tires can also be the cause
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Wasn't I helping you in your 'can't remove caliper carrier bolt' thread? If so, I want you to know I feel used and dirty now.

I prefer not painting mine...one it saves a lot of trouble, two, they'll be covered with brake dust anyway, and three, brake dust seems to cling nicely to well-rusted calipers...in my mind, it's like a free charcoal gray matte powder coating.

Is there something going on with your wheels? I was made to feel ashamed of my gap...you have 15's on there? Anyway, they'll come in handy when you get snow...and you'll also have great acceleration...all good.
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lol no, idk why theres so much, bought them new and installed and thats how they came :/
Oh okay. I was just wondering. Mine were bent and looked something like that. Weights all over them. When I fixed them they didn't have many after balancing.
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