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Brake Caliper Covers - Alternative to Painting?

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by will89, Mar 20, 2011.

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    As above, I was thinking of painting the calipers but thought can you get covers? So I looked on ebay and there thay are!

    Has anyone had any experience with covers? How well they fit etc, and do they melt?
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    The big red Brembo ones?

    They look **** surely??
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    Link? Im looking at doing something with mine
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    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooo Don't do it..
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    i usually go for things like these!!!
    which generally means they will look **** ! :p
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    Hey for £21 POSTED they've gotta be worth a gamble, i was going to paint mine Yellow ( just to be different from saxo red!!! ) but im VVVVery tempted to try these....:idea:
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    Oh my days whats happened to the forum ??

    :sign_omg:

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    Maybe to many ha ha's.Its been a long day......
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    how the fek are they gonna stay on and not come off and get smashed into a gazzillion bits in a spinning alloy at 70mph?
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    im gunna watch this thread with interest!!!!
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    Take Note!

    make sure you get the ones that are for audi as they are not all the same size and fittings,
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    I've just been looking at these again on ebay, i may have to go and measure my calipers and see what size fits my A4 B6, anybody any ideas.
    Have you ever tryed painting calipers the paints like glue and well hard to get off ya fingers!!!!
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    I'll send you some gloves FOC if you promise not to buy the covers.
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    Holmefield, Just take your time when painting your brake calipers as the old saying goes 90% preparation 10% perspiration.

    Before.
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    After.

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    a good old can of satin black can fix many things, the pads will soon wear off the over spray!
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    I wasn't going to put the brembo look ones on i was just looking for some standard ones as an alternative to painting. I painted them on the last car i had so will probably paint again. But what colour to go for? The last car i had was bright blue, had red ones on that, now this ones silver should i go red again?
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    Black or silver
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    I was thinking silver, never seen silver calipers on a silver car though...
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    Im gunna paint mine yellow, what the hell...
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    I think I may paint mine Lambo Orange???
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    I was gunna do red,, but i think silver will look better!!! i nice subtle mod !!!!
    will look cool with the escort cossy whale tale transplant and magneting fingers trying to lift the boot lid ! PMSL!
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    I think red, if you have big enough calipers, if not then black...
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    Oh my days, and to think i was getting called a chav for having big wheels and a low car! these are possibly one of the worst things you can fit to a car. next you'll be posting up about the stick on drilled and grooved discs!

    if you want big brakes, buy them. don't pretend!
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    Whats wrong with big wheels and a low car, I personally think the A4 looks miles better with bigger alloys and a lower ride height. To many people believe that Audis shouldn't be modded other than with AUDI OEM+ bits.

    If you do the mods carefully and use imagination and dont just pickup any old cheap tack theres nothing wrong with adding your own twist......BUT i agree those brake caliper covers are TERRIBLE..

    But im still going to paint my calipers Yellow, just like i will get my 19" 10J rears to fit by hook or by crook....Let the haters begin!!!!
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    I always use black boot polish. It's very forgiving for those who have 'shakey hand syndrome' :haha:
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