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Caliper Colour Choice

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Rom, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Rom

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    So I've got a set of S3 front brakes to go on, in black, paint is Ok, few little marks but nothing to worry about. They are a bit dull, though not sure how glossy they are meant to be?

    I may also nab a set of cupra r rears, which are red.

    Now, paint rears black or fronts red? That is the question.
    I know it's personal taste, I just can't decide. I do like to oe black, but have always previously had red calipers. Thought a bit boy racer, they do also look nice.

    Black car, with silver wheels.
     
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    Can't help except to empathise - I'd be exactly the same as you; red calipers are a bit chavvy, but the secret chav inside of me quite likes them.

    Go red, and get your wheels done in something darker too :)
     
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    I say go orange!
     
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    I did think Kawasaki green...
    Although I do like red, and even more lairy colours, I'm reluctant to make it too chavvy. It's not a hot hatch after all.

    Trouble is, there is no other colour on the car, so nothing would really 'match' anything.
    Though that also means nothing would clash.
     
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    My vote is solar orange too. Black and orange is a great mix
     
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    Solar orange would mean spraying them with standard paint. Ive seen 1 set of Brembos done like that, but they were pretty flat and smooth.

    Its doable, just a lot more work. Like the idea though ;)
     
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    Its got to be red. :) x
     
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    That was my initial thought. So much so, i bought red paint!
    But then my friends started with the, leave them black, paint them green etc.
     
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    Kawasaki green is nice as is solar orange, but red is awesome, especially with the black and silver. You made the right choice. Classy not chavvy. Lol. :) x
     
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    Halfords special "glow in the dark" florescent yellow :)

    In all seriousness, best thing to do is to take a side on pic, and play with the colours in paint or photoshop to get an idea of what they may look like... It's how I did mine :)
     
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    Ditto. I like it because the red picks up the red detailing on the exterior S-Line badges, threshold plates and moulded lettering on front seats.
     

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