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    Black or Red Calipers

    Calipers need painting on my car so i have quickly done a VERY rough mock up in PS.

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    What would you go for?

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    probably red, but I'm more concerned about that sticker..
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjr901 View Post
    probably red, but I'm more concerned about that sticker..
    The sticker stays...

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    Red or Silver I'd say.


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    Quote Originally Posted by itwasntme187 View Post
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    Ahhhh its not that bad, i rather like them.

    I didnt think about silver, the wing mirrors are silver though and it may be going a bit OTT.

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    silver would go nice, or just mix up the red and black and make something new... maybe you can take those stickers and put them on the calipers
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    Black, and the sticker is definitely in need of binning..... along with the S-Line badges
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    black or silver for me. red is over done and looks a poor finish if hand sprayed or painted.

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    Black, Silver or Grey would be my favourites. Not a fan of red calipers.
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    lets chuck orange into this...... my personal favourite to be honest

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    ^ Oh my

    I painted mine hammered silver, but im off to ebay now to find some solar orange paint. Those look amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjr901 View Post
    lets chuck orange into this...... my personal favourite to be honest


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattroll View Post
    ^ Oh my

    I painted mine hammered silver, but im off to ebay now to find some solar orange paint. Those look amazing.

    hammered silver.....Thats perfect for a base coat mate
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    Ummm 'N8' has these on his 'soot chucker'

    8 pot Lambo brakes on a 2.0lt 140 soot chucker madness! suppose its for show not the 'go'
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    I remember a guy who was restoring his MKI Golf on Detailing World, he wanted to get the OEM look on the brake calipers and other engine parts, he ended up mixing both silver and gold Hammerite (can't remember the ratio though). The finished result was an OEM look and looked really good.

    When I get the time, I'll be doing the same to my calipers and painting up the disk "top hats" and edges in silver.

    If you have decent big brakes then red, purple (choose your own colour and enter here) works, if you have standard brakes like me, I reckon an OEM finish looks tidy.

    Just my tuppence worth (runs off to Detailing World to search for the restoration post....).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imteyaz View Post
    If you have decent big brakes then red, purple (choose your own colour and enter here) works, if you have standard brakes like me, I reckon an OEM finish looks tidy.
    have to agree, on stock breaks keep it subtle and don't draw attention to them, if you have a whopping set of stoppers all depends how brave you are with colours!
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