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audlman
07-02-2004, 09:07 PM
my brake calipers, lol. now i need a little poll opinion time. Radiant Silver (to match car), Red, or Black? what do you think...? should i paint all 4 or just the front 2? thx

D Piddy
07-02-2004, 09:41 PM
if they're stock brakes, go silver like i'm gonna, if it's a big brake kit, go red. red draws too much attention to our tinya$$ calipers IMO

audlman
07-02-2004, 09:44 PM
yea im feeling ya, im feeling silver too man. i dont want to be like WOW! and stand out when i dont have a Big Brake Upgrade.

DDQ
07-02-2004, 10:10 PM
Go black. They'll never look dirty. Silver will show all the grime after awhile.

audlman
07-02-2004, 10:15 PM
Go black. They'll never look dirty. Silver will show all the grime after awhile.

i know...but im willing to clean them. i clean my car often.

audlman
07-02-2004, 10:17 PM
u say paint the front 2 silver...or all 4?

DDQ
07-02-2004, 11:11 PM
Whatever you do, make sure you do all four.

Unless you take your wheels off, it's hard to keep calipers clean. On my last car I had red, and they got crappy looking very quickly. Audis are notorious for the bad break dust. It cakes on and does not easily wash off.

audlman
07-02-2004, 11:22 PM
u sure all 4? ive seen 1.8Titorey's and he has just the front done red, which looks quite good. i guess im gonna look around some more.

Brrman
07-02-2004, 11:27 PM
I've had my fronts done red for the past 2 years (not rears) ... They looked ok til this summer when they started peeling. So I stripped them this week and now I need to figure out what to paint them again - especially since I am replacing the stock 15" ers with 18" wheels...

i think red would accentuate a tiny caliper under large wheels and make them look even smaller - so maybe black... but I still can't get red out of my head...

audlman
07-02-2004, 11:41 PM
yea i think im gonna go with only the fronts. u really think it would make it look smaller?

A4 in SC
07-03-2004, 08:00 AM
I painted all four of mine w/ Red engine paint. I honestly don't care if it makes my calipers 'look' small. Most people that see them, like them. No one comments that the calipers are 'small'. However, I do have ATE powerdiscs on the front and they always comment on the rotors. No one offered powerslots for the rear - not sure if they do now or not.

W/ my CHs, you don't see too much of the rotor and caliper anyway. It brings a little color to the wheel. I like it.

I don't think they are that hard to keep clean either. I spray mine w/ simple green and reach through the spokes to wash them. Not bad at all. Heck, I reach through the spokes to clean the inside of the wheel, so why not clean the caliper that way too.

Mike

MR VTEC
07-03-2004, 08:11 AM
red just because

audlman
07-03-2004, 10:27 PM
well yea thx, but if anyone has pics of any color painted calipers post em up. thx

jones3000
07-03-2004, 11:19 PM
red, DEFINITELY.

Brrman
07-04-2004, 02:41 PM
painted mine red today
Well - repainted them after stripping all the crappy paint job that i did 2 years ago.

Moops
07-04-2004, 02:44 PM
painted mine black today...
http://img52.photobucket.com/albums/v159/center9296/misc/MVC-011F.jpg

audlman
07-04-2004, 08:43 PM
nicely done moops!

kjgarreau
07-04-2004, 08:57 PM
Here are my porsche calipers painted black:

http://1.8t.org/~kjgarreau/boxster-calipers/decals/DSCF0008.jpg