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    Finally painted my brakes

    I finally got round to painting my calipers.
    I didnt want to go for the usual suspects as i didnt want them to stand out too much.
    I decided to do them body coloured but wasn't sure if the normal, non high temp paint would be up to the job but so far it seems absolutely fine.
    They were coated them in high temp clear laquer aswell, just to be on the safe side. the images were taken on an iphone, so the are'nt that good.



    The decal looks a bit orange but it is a really deep red.



    Again, the lighting makes them look black under the wheels but not in the flesh.

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    Very nice! I'm sure you'll change them to red soon enough
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    Current Mods: Painted Brake Calipers, Gear-driven oil shaft assembly, RS4 grille, Debadged, B8 MFSW, Cruise Control, RS4-style Fog Surrounds, Satin Black Cupra R Splitter, RS4 RARB, Clear Corner headlights, 2011 RNS-e, MTEC Drilled and Grooved Brake Discs.

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    Red is the one colour i would never go mate, not my sort of thing at all. hahaha
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    You will, I'm sure of it
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    Red Audi A4 B7 S-Line with Leather/Alcantara interior

    Current Mods: Painted Brake Calipers, Gear-driven oil shaft assembly, RS4 grille, Debadged, B8 MFSW, Cruise Control, RS4-style Fog Surrounds, Satin Black Cupra R Splitter, RS4 RARB, Clear Corner headlights, 2011 RNS-e, MTEC Drilled and Grooved Brake Discs.

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    Look spot on mate.
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    Looks good mate - nice work!
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    look great. where you get the decals?
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    The decals were from eBay, they were about 15 but they are proper high temp vinyl. They are "Sline" ones but had to chop the "line" off to make them fit.
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    Is it easy to take the calipers off for painting?

    How do you go about it? (small step by step?)

    what paint did you use?

    Thanks!

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    Mine are very easy, as the majority of the calliper comes off with just 4 bolts (as you can see in the picture) It depends which model you have, I believe mine are the same as the S4 and are different from the smaller engine models. You will have to check mate.
    I just cleaned them up with degreaser, and primed them. I used normal body spray paint I got from the Internet ( my colour isn't available in motor factors). I used high temp, clear lacquer over the top.
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    Looking good, must do my manky coloured ones...... I think I'll paint them brake dust colour......
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    Anyone got red calipers then..?
    Thinking of doing mine soon too, although I feel I may end up going for black too..
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    I highly recommend red, the black is difficult to see.
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    Current Mods: Painted Brake Calipers, Gear-driven oil shaft assembly, RS4 grille, Debadged, B8 MFSW, Cruise Control, RS4-style Fog Surrounds, Satin Black Cupra R Splitter, RS4 RARB, Clear Corner headlights, 2011 RNS-e, MTEC Drilled and Grooved Brake Discs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AudiSport View Post
    Anyone got red calipers then..?
    Thinking of doing mine soon too, although I feel I may end up going for black too..
    Mine aren't black, mate. Try something different, depending what colour you car is and how big you brakes are. I'm not a fan of red calipers.
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    2010 Ibis White A3 Sline with standard wheels / tyres what colour would suit my brake cals most ????
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    If you wash it regularly, White calipers would look mint in my opinion.
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