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    brake caliper colours

    Trying to decide what colour to paint the calipers
    red
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    orange
    Yellow
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    blue

    Have painted 1 caliper red, and another one chrome, which was surprisingly nice looking

    If anybody with the above coloured calipers could post pics, that would be great

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    i got my 6 pots to do... black car but was thinking white


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    impossible to keep clean, would imagine the same prob with yellow

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    What colour is your car buzzer??

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    I know it's not on your list but black can work well and easy to keep cleen.
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    Car is black, and black calipers just dont make it onto my list. Unless they are brembos with a dirty big white brembo sticker. But, they could look neat if they were a high gloss.

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    I'm going for red or black, suppose it depends on what other colours you have on your car. Mines totally de-badged, only other colour is the red on the rear tail lights.

    Was also thinking about trying these in black :

    AUDI Brake Caliper Calliper Caliber Decals Stickers | eBay

    Anyone tried these? Will they end up looking tacky and cheap?
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    Personally if Yr running STD breaks I'd go black or silver. Let's face it there ain't much to shout about and run the risk of looking tacky.

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    mine are red on standard brakes n most people think ive got something else. looks nicer hidden behind the wheel. But people dont often look too much at the brakes more so whats in front of them.

    S3 brakes are on the way so will paint those too. This time im going blue. (r32 colour)

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    If I see colour hidden behind the rims I wanna check it out. Each to their own I guess, And that's how it should be. I just don't think the std's are anything to look at.
    When I do the breaks I'm probably going "in Yr face bright orange, look peeeps I got brembo's" haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by damo.h View Post
    If I see colour hidden behind the rims I wanna check it out. Each to their own I guess, And that's how it should be. I just don't think the std's are anything to look at.
    When I do the breaks I'm probably going "in Yr face bright orange, look peeeps I got brembo's" haha
    haha fair play.

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    Must admit thought dave r32 blue does look nice

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    I'll post a picture of the chrome that I tried, see what you think

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    Not great pics, gloss black.




    Last edited by moredoor; 5th September 2011 at 20:47.
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    No offence, but that's the black ruled out. I suppose it's because I want them to stand out a bit. Especially behind
    Avus 5 spokes. Looks cool when your driving along. Sad, I know.

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    But look nice and clean when moving

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    No offence taken mate black is OEM+ and like you said you're after something that stands out, guess red always works.
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    Here's mine (they look a lot darker now):


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    Likin the blue. My mates vex has the same colour, looks well

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    Subtles best.

    Silver car, Silver brembo's.
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    Saw a car on the motorway earlier with the callipers painted yellow, looked brilliant, and on a black car also.
    Might be swaying that colour or red.
    At least I'm narrowing it down

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    red to match the interior lighting and dials? :D
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    Mintys3, how much is your car lowered.
    Looks well

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    well, decided to go with yellow, and i think it looks good. All opinion are welcome, good or bad, iv thick skin!


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    i'm aware that polished calipers would require a lot of upkeep to maintain the shine and finish (unless lacquered?) but i can imagine that looking pretty cool on the motorway with the sun glaring off them behind some black wheels

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    black OR antracite, only got them refurbed 2 weeks ago and wont be getting them done again untill SHE gets her kitchen hands on it!

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    Yellow looks good but if you wana stay oem then go for silver

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    they look good in yellow mate, did you paint them on the car or remove them??? did you do the back as well or just the front?

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    Painted on the car, wouldn't have a bogs notion how to take them off.
    Only done the fronts, rears next week. Might get the S3 badges with the yellow instead of red now

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    Quote Originally Posted by MintyS3 View Post
    Subtles best.

    Silver car, Silver brembo's.
    reminds me of an unpainted airfix model with everything still silver/grey colour
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    Ummmhh, would be nice with yellow calipers. Swap my left over paint for some of the leftover airfix glue.

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    im going red myself but the yellows not bad either!!

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    Mine were yellow as my car is yellow, but I've just painted them white as didn't have any yellow paint left. Thought it would look good which it does :D
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    i just seen a cracker colour marine blue,think it would look good on my motor

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    All about the red with 'the rings'


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    nice looking danman m8
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    Quote Originally Posted by MintyS3 View Post
    Subtles best.

    Silver car, Silver brembo's.


    One of the best / nicest S3s i've seen!
    I have silver paint waiting to go on my calipers next week when I sort the refund out from getting screwed on ebay!
    I'm totally jealous of your wheels too, I had the exact same ones on my MK2 Golf but 4 stud fitment, I'm gutted that I can't fit them to my S3! Sorry to go off topic but how much is this lowered by?
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    Black every time

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    I too like the gloss black look. Subtle and smart.

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    what colour were they on brand new S3s back in the day?
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