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Brake Calipers

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Dan76, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Dan76
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    [Sep 1, 2013]
    With the influx of lovely new pic's I've noticed a couple of car's that look like they don't have pre-painted silver brake caliper's.
    I may be just having a moment or just need to go to specsavers...
    I thought all the 8V's had silver painted caliper's. If they're not it's not a problem as I'd probably just do them myself.
    Can anyone clarify?
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    [Sep 2, 2013]
    Mine look unpainted, but if they are painted then it must be very subtle as it looks like bare metal to me.

    I am tempted to paint them.....
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    The Germans can select an option and have them painted in red, looks pretty good
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    [Sep 2, 2013]
    Isn't it something ridiculous like €300 though?
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    I believe so, insane I know, it must cost them pennies!
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    Because they know people will pay!

    I don't see the point personally. I don't need to see my brakes, it's a functional item!
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    [Sep 2, 2013]
    Thanks guys. I'll paint mine graphite grey, I just think they make the wheels look scruffy if left... just my opinion.
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    [Sep 2, 2013]
    I read somewhere that the brake parts were treated with Geomet(R) coatings but I cannot find the reference again. Has anyone seen this?
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