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    In need of insperation... What colour do i paint brakes? do i put stickers back on?

    Right... i need a kick up the arse with this one...
    When i finaly decided on what wheels and colour i was going for i promised myself i would freshen up the brakes
    I have Brembo calipers with grooved discs but they need freshening up... here are a couple of pictures to help people visualise the car...





    Im thinking i will be painting these at home ( i have a spare pair to fit while i do )
    Im sure ive read people used Hammerite spray on the fronts?
    I was going to use hammerite smooth paint on the rear calipers.
    Is there a better option?
    Also ... do i stay red? or maybe change.
    Brembo logo or porsche ??

    Please help. as after reading what people have done i tend to pull my finger out.
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    I ask questions because i change my mind so much. If i ask questions you have already covered... just leave it be?

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    I have used smoothrite satin black on mine and it has lasted well... colour wise then I think thats a personal thing tbh... red is generic but maybe yellow?

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    100% Porsche logo to compliment the wheels.
    Yellow suits sandips noggy alot!
    But with yours having darker wheels I'd stay red

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    Porsche details would look great. Agree yellow looks great.
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    Stay red looks nice with your wheels

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    I'll second Porsche decals with your wheels Paul. If you've got a set to put on whilst you're doing them then I'd definitely get them powder coated, stick the decals on and then get them lacquered. They'll look perfect and will last for ages. Colour is a personal choice so try a few colours before you get them powder coated, I reckon off white with black logo would look good on your car but they'd probably end up a dirty grey after a couple of drives......

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    Black.

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    sorry its off subject but what wheels are they!!!!???

    pure porn!!!

    id say be different go blue or bright green...

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    im in the same boat paul what paint or spray to use and how long does it take to do the LCR brembos
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    Another vote fr yellow here dudey!!

    Maybe you should setup a poll.

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    I was looking at a set of white powder coated porsche calipers, with black porsche logos, for sale on edition and reckon they would look sexy on Noggys but not sure about brake dust covering them quickly.

    Saying that you have dark wheels and I reckon with silver wheels they would work best.
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    Yellow will set it of just nice mate everyones since the 90s has had red ones

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    Silver or an anthracite. Stay subtle!

 

 

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