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    Still Got A Red or Black Caliper Dilemma...

    Hi guys.

    Im really really really stuck on my caliper colour and desperatly need help (AGAIN).

    I want to do them red as I'm planning to get some black wheels with a red pinstrip to give this kind of look:




    I was considering black calipers but with black wheels, you cant seem them at all (as the black BMW demonstrates).

    I dont want to stick out like a soar whumb but i dont want my brakes to NOT be noticeable either....

    Does anyone share my opnion that with Red brakes covered with black bbs design alloys with a red pinstripe would look good and not boy racierish?

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    im not a fan on the red calipers as they are now a little boyracer BUT the red / black /red combination like the m3 pictured does look smart and i would consider it.
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    came accross thses:






    I think they look good.... (if the silver wheels were black on the white golf) but it doesnt look that bad...

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    I think red looks good on a sporty car,

    Some cars can even pull off yellow


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    calipers

    continuing on the whole caliper issue, do you guys know anywhere they can paint stock calipers either silver or red. just wanna get rid of the crappy rust colour without shelling out for new ones necessarily..btw i'm in manchester.
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    buy the stuff from halfords

    jack car up outside house

    remove wheel

    slap paint on over the dirt

    drip paint on pavement

    put wheel back on

    job done

    Still loving the 130i like the sideways dirtbag I am

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    As hinted at above, there aren't many easier jobs than painting calipers.
    Wheel off, wire brush the worst of the crap off and brush on paint.
    An anally-retentive perfectionist might want them bead blasted first, or something, but that's just mental.
    Who the feck could be bothered with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowfer View Post
    Who the feck could be bothered with that.
    Probably somebody who is anally retentive LOL

    You may want to do the discs silver too while the wheels are off to hide the bit that rusts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khufu View Post
    Probably somebody who is anally retentive LOL

    You may want to do the discs silver too while the wheels are off to hide the bit that rusts.
    Discs, lol, someone will do that now, lol

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    これで、ここでは、少数の歴史と語ったが必要だ 無名の英雄 この土が削除されます ある人は、継承はされています 造幣局からの輸入 人々の多くがないのにネウルエウンイ 事実、この老いたहेごみमेरे 彼は帽子にゴミ収集した これは、うわっイレオルスがズボンです そして彼は、フラットに住んで協議会
    彼は'真のनानाである 大きな皿の後に起動チクヒギル 彼はउन्हें得ることができる職業を持って 彼は根が何उन्हेंデイジー電話
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    I think he was taking the piss tbh Marc given my knowledge of him, if he wasnt I'd be highly surprised

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    I think he may be refering to the hub part of the disc and not the friction surface!
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    If he was then that would be anally retentive, lol

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