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Anyone painted their calipers

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by p1tse, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. p1tse

    p1tse Member

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    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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  3. Dubbers1

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    I did mine in Hammerites 'Hammered Silver', looks clean and OEM

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    crazyjay91 Dirty Diesel ♥

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    Did mine this weekend in red to go with my red theme.. :)
     
  5. krisavant

    krisavant 4th set of a wheels in a year

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

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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.
     
  7. p1tse

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    Silver, red works I think

    Good shout on gloss black, clean and very subtle
    Any pics?
     
  8. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

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    Did mine silver last year for a fresh factory look.
     
  9. ruffrida

    ruffrida Well-Known Member

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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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    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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    ruffrida Well-Known Member

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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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    did all mine black as i dont want them to stand out but again not to look like rust
     
  15. Welshquattro

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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?
     
  16. localknoxville

    localknoxville F*ck Art Lets Dance

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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.
     
  18. p1tse

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    Made worst by crappy phone flash

    But the rusty look is bad lol
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    im very tempted to paint mine in hammerite smooth gold, pic from google

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  20. Phil-1

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

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    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
     
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    I assume you have to unclip the caliper clips , are these easy to come off?
     
  25. Welshquattro

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    Yes easy,a screwdriver to take them off and pliers to put them back on.
     
  26. mattyboyc

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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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    Liking these !!
     
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    I can't make my mind up,it's between gloss black,silver,gold or gunmetal!:shrug:
     
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    Silver or Gold bud i rekon, that gold look awesome!!
     
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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
     
  32. technics100

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

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    Black hammerite used.. logo bought from ebay..
     
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    krisavant 4th set of a wheels in a year

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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..
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    On a side note.. Anyone know where to buy discs and pads, cheap but still a good product??
     
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    ruffrida Well-Known Member

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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?
     
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    Painted ones
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    Ruffrida> yeah just whack it gently.. The discs that is..
     

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    No holding screw so a tap with a soft faced hammer should free it from the hub.
     
  38. Welshquattro

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    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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    Thought as much,cheers Welshquattro
     
  40. Gedi69

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    What colour callipers go well with a blue body?
     
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    All the above, but gold look best against blue in my opinion.
     
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    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......
     

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