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    Anyone painted their calipers

    Mine are a lovely rusty colour

    I once painted my tt calipers red with jalpac (I think from bnq)

    Would probably like to do current b6 ones silver but just don't have the time
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    I did mine in Hammerites 'Hammered Silver', looks clean and OEM



    Pabs and CHEZ like this.
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    Did mine this weekend in red to go with my red theme..

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    Mine are now silver hammerited also. They were gold before that and red before that.

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    I did mine gloss black, I think unless you have big brakes it's best not to draw attention to them.
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    Silver, red works I think

    Good shout on gloss black, clean and very subtle
    Any pics?
    Researching and potentially looking for a nice S4 B6
    Previous cars: Modded Toyota Celica 1.8 Vvtli, modded mk1 TT, standard mkv r32 dsg
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    Did mine silver last year for a fresh factory look.
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    Glad to see this thread was debating over colors last night, and to do a bigger brake conversation, is this easy todo as me rears need replacing like last week??

    More pics guys if you can, nice 1
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    Quote Originally Posted by p1tse View Post
    Good shout on gloss black, clean and very subtle
    Any pics?
    I think I still have one dusty caliper in a box somewhere lol
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    Done all previous cars with Hammerite. The Avants will be getting done, I'm thinking either black or silver at the moment dont think red will suit it.

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    Im thinking kawasaki green lol but will they look daft with hem been standard size brakes behind me black 19's
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    Wish List; FMIC, BV43 turbo, Bigger Remap, Fat Clutch,Full Stainless, S4 Brakes, 5m mspacers - front, 10mm spacers rear, MFSW.

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    did all mine black as i dont want them to stand out but again not to look like rust
    2.5tdi Avant Q S 180 - 19" RS6 reps - chrome mirrors - ambient light package - cruise and dis retrofit - chrome side repeaters - front sline lowr conversion with cupra r splitter - rear lower valance with twin cut outs and exhaust tips - rs4 rear antiroll bar - puddle and footwell lights - sline door blades - fully colour coded - b8 autodimming mirror on custom window adapter - geuine aero wiper upgrade - genuine heated mirror upgrade

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    Was thinking of doing mine this weekend. Does the colour of the car and wheels make a difference to what colour people pick?

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    done mine gloss black, black car with standard colour alloys, looks way better now
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    Mine are matt black. But they're nothing to shout about.
    Atlas Grey A4 2.5 TDI Quattro Sport.
    Mods so far: Cruise control, DIS, Heated Mirrors, Tuning box, Xenonx, Centre Arm Rest, MFSW, RNS-E, SDS and Aero Wipers.
    To do: None yet.
    Next: Auto dip rearview mirror and Folding Mirrors.

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    Made worst by crappy phone flash

    But the rusty look is bad lol
    Researching and potentially looking for a nice S4 B6
    Previous cars: Modded Toyota Celica 1.8 Vvtli, modded mk1 TT, standard mkv r32 dsg
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    im very tempted to paint mine in hammerite smooth gold, pic from google

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    Did mine red. Not sure if I like it or not.


    Audi A3 by phil.seagust, on Flickr

    Might redo them silver
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    Just watched an episode of wheeler dealers Porsche 993 one which had gloss black calipers
    Quite like it

    Think not silver as neighbour new standard focus estate has silver lol
    Researching and potentially looking for a nice S4 B6
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    Atlas Grey A4 2.5 TDI Quattro Sport.
    Mods so far: Cruise control, DIS, Heated Mirrors, Tuning box, Xenonx, Centre Arm Rest, MFSW, RNS-E, SDS and Aero Wipers.
    To do: None yet.
    Next: Auto dip rearview mirror and Folding Mirrors.

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    I assume you have to unclip the caliper clips , are these easy to come off?
    Researching and potentially looking for a nice S4 B6
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    Yes easy,a screwdriver to take them off and pliers to put them back on.

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    I did mine red a few years ago using japlac paint but will be doing them again in the next couple of week black smoothrite.
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    18" RS6'S//TWIN EXHAUST//ALLARD EGR DELETE//AERO WIPERS//B7 KEYS & ENGINE COVERS//BLACK OPTICS //FRONT & REAR S-LINE BUMPERS//TAILGATE SPOILER//S4 HEADLIGHTS,GRILLS & DOOR BLADES//RS4 RARB & PEDALS//FRONT,REAR & FOOTWELL AMBIENT LIGHTING//PUDDLE LIGHTS//FAN JETS//MEDIA SYSTEM//T.V//7" HEADREST MONITORS//REAR BLINDS//REVERSE CAMERA// CRUISE & DIS


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    Quote Originally Posted by ei2gfb View Post
    im very tempted to paint mine in hammerite smooth gold, pic from google

    P5160001.jpg
    Liking these !!
    B6 1.9tdi Quattro Avant Sport:
    My Build Thread = http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a4-a4-c...so-begins.html

    Coming soon: -35mm Springs, Colour coded FOG grills, Trip stalk upgrade.
    Wish List; FMIC, BV43 turbo, Bigger Remap, Fat Clutch,Full Stainless, S4 Brakes, 5m mspacers - front, 10mm spacers rear, MFSW.

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    I can't make my mind up,it's between gloss black,silver,gold or gunmetal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welshquattro View Post
    I can't make my mind up,it's between gloss black,silver,gold or gunmetal!
    Silver or Gold bud i rekon, that gold look awesome!!
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    B6 1.9tdi Quattro Avant Sport:
    My Build Thread = http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a4-a4-c...so-begins.html

    Coming soon: -35mm Springs, Colour coded FOG grills, Trip stalk upgrade.
    Wish List; FMIC, BV43 turbo, Bigger Remap, Fat Clutch,Full Stainless, S4 Brakes, 5m mspacers - front, 10mm spacers rear, MFSW.

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    Yeah it does look good. Krisavant had his in gold and on the same colour car as mine so hoping he has some pic's. Gunmetal is a bit different to the norm but not over the top.

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    Doin me ed in so just been shop and got me a nice tin of Hammerite Smooth in Silver, was going to go outrageous green bu need to keep some bling / silver look as everything is goin very black at moment lol
    B6 1.9tdi Quattro Avant Sport:
    My Build Thread = http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a4-a4-c...so-begins.html

    Coming soon: -35mm Springs, Colour coded FOG grills, Trip stalk upgrade.
    Wish List; FMIC, BV43 turbo, Bigger Remap, Fat Clutch,Full Stainless, S4 Brakes, 5m mspacers - front, 10mm spacers rear, MFSW.

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    I always go black and then add a wee logo..



    Black hammerite used.. logo bought from ebay..
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    Im doing a B6/B7 S4 conversion on my B6 1,9 TDI..
    Really looking forward to get them installed..
    Front and rear...
    Spend all day yesterday brushing them down, degreasing and painting them with silver Hammerite..
    Brilliant product..
    Only got a picture before paint.. Will take one tomorrow of them painted..
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1396644658.672229.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1396644670.492519.jpg

    On a side note.. Anyone know where to buy discs and pads, cheap but still a good product??
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    Went todo mine today but the weather was terrible. Wha i have noticed is it looks like the rear disc {which need replacing} are either oem or originals as they are audi stamped. Take it you jus have to whack these if the hub as the is no holding screw?
    B6 1.9tdi Quattro Avant Sport:
    My Build Thread = http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a4-a4-c...so-begins.html

    Coming soon: -35mm Springs, Colour coded FOG grills, Trip stalk upgrade.
    Wish List; FMIC, BV43 turbo, Bigger Remap, Fat Clutch,Full Stainless, S4 Brakes, 5m mspacers - front, 10mm spacers rear, MFSW.

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    Anyone painted their calipers

    Painted ones




    Ruffrida> yeah just whack it gently.. The discs that is..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruffrida View Post
    Went todo mine today but the weather was terrible. Wha i have noticed is it looks like the rear disc {which need replacing} are either oem or originals as they are audi stamped. Take it you jus have to whack these if the hub as the is no holding screw?
    No holding screw so a tap with a soft faced hammer should free it from the hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wahlstrom View Post
    Im doing a B6/B7 S4 conversion on my B6 1,9 TDI..
    Really looking forward to get them installed..
    Front and rear...
    Spend all day yesterday brushing them down, degreasing and painting them with silver Hammerite..
    Brilliant product..
    Only got a picture before paint.. Will take one tomorrow of them painted..
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1396644658.672229.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1396644670.492519.jpg

    On a side note.. Anyone know where to buy discs and pads, cheap but still a good product??
    Try opie oils as they did have a offer on brembo disc's and pads but not sure if it's still on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welshquattro View Post
    No holding screw so a tap with a soft faced hammer should free it from the hub.
    Thought as much,cheers Welshquattro
    B6 1.9tdi Quattro Avant Sport:
    My Build Thread = http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a4-a4-c...so-begins.html

    Coming soon: -35mm Springs, Colour coded FOG grills, Trip stalk upgrade.
    Wish List; FMIC, BV43 turbo, Bigger Remap, Fat Clutch,Full Stainless, S4 Brakes, 5m mspacers - front, 10mm spacers rear, MFSW.

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    What colour callipers go well with a blue body?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gedi69 View Post
    What colour callipers go well with a blue body?
    All the above, but gold look best against blue in my opinion.
    B6 1.9tdi Quattro Avant Sport:
    My Build Thread = http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a4-a4-c...so-begins.html

    Coming soon: -35mm Springs, Colour coded FOG grills, Trip stalk upgrade.
    Wish List; FMIC, BV43 turbo, Bigger Remap, Fat Clutch,Full Stainless, S4 Brakes, 5m mspacers - front, 10mm spacers rear, MFSW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wahlstrom View Post
    Im doing a B6/B7 S4 conversion on my B6 1,9 TDI..
    Really looking forward to get them installed..
    Front and rear...
    Spend all day yesterday brushing them down, degreasing and painting them with silver Hammerite..
    Brilliant product..
    Only got a picture before paint.. Will take one tomorrow of them painted..
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1396644658.672229.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1396644670.492519.jpg

    On a side note.. Anyone know where to buy discs and pads, cheap but still a good product??
    I've just bought a disc pad set to do the same upgrade, £225 for everything from EBC brakes (I have one a few streets away). Can do you the part numbers when I get home if you need them. Went for Premium replacement discs and Ultimax pads. I think going from 288mm discs I wont notice they are not Brembos etc......
    Audi B6 '04 A4 1.9TDi 130 Quattro Sport Avant

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