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Post by Bumpy » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:58 pm

Thought I'd run this one past y'all.
What do you think about painting your calipers and what about colour ?

When I changed out my snow tyres for summer rims, I took a scotch brite to the calipers.
They look better but would improve alot with a coat of paint.
Now all I see is my dingy calipers peeking out between the spokes.

Originally thought ..Go silver and stay close to stock.
At least they would look clean !
Then I got to Canadian Tire and saw the selection ...
Red ..Every Ricer has red or worse. But it would match the red leather interior.
Gold could be good but the first gold caliper I saw on a car looked more severe rust than Brembo Gold.
Blue - Not bad actually
White - Well it is a white car
Black / Flat Black - That would make the caliper visually disappear.
Lime Green - Never
Copper ??? The jury is out but that might look like Gold on dope.

So for the collective intelligentsia here.
Express yourself.

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Post by srhutch » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:27 am

Stock calipers silver or black IMO.

Don't want to draw too much attention to them.
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Post by markplant » Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:13 am

I went with blue an a silver spring clip
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Post by nfbr » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:11 am

I went with silver to keep them clean but subtle.
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Post by Serpentine722 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:15 am

In the process of painting mine yellow to contrast the black bodywork and roof

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Post by mr.tourette » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:50 am

blue, red, yellow, silver all look acceptable...personally i went down the ricer route as i like it regardless of what others think :D
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Post by nb67 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:54 am

I keep thinking of this but going 'graphite' which is close to stock but not the same if you get what I mean.

Liking the blue markplant, looks neat alongside the silver bodywork.

Silver always looks good while staying pretty subtle.
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Post by Ed Doe » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:58 am

I went for a light gold - its actually really subtle, I really like it. I'll chuck a photo up later when I find one!
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Post by Smartbear » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:23 am

I cleaned mine up & sprayed them with clear lacquer
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Post by john-z4 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:19 am

I went with orange to contrast the black wheels, also matches the re-stitched interior.
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Post by biojo » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:52 pm

im hopefully doing mine on friday.

Blue as close to BMW logo I could get, then the spring clips black

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Post by Swiftly » Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:06 pm

I painted mine blue last year, which I think really suits a silver grey coloured zed :D

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Post by GuidoK » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:23 pm

Bumpy wrote: Originally thought ..Go silver and stay close to stock.
At least they would look clean !
+1
They give a fresh/new like appearance without getting that ricer look.
They lift up the car without realising the calipers have been painted; it's more of a subconscious feature.

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Post by The_Dude » Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:40 pm

Did mine blue last year. Pretty close to the BMW blue. I think it looks great on the black car with gun metal wheels.
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Post by SpiketheBike » Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:14 pm

markplant wrote:I went with blue an a silver spring clip
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That's one hell of a hill you've parked on! :tumbleweed:

I favour red to match the red leather. Might do it now I know others do too. :oops:
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