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caliper colour???

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by A3tell, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. A3tell

    A3tell Member

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    HELP!!! hi guys.....
    this may sound like a simple question, but i really cant decide!!!! i want to refurb and paint my calipers, but cant really decide wot to go for..... i have a metalic dark green a3, and was originally looking at doing black with white decal stickers, but think that will be too dark, maybe gold with black decal???? any advise???:ermm:
     
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  3. gixxer600k4

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    dont do gold, will look a bit weird, yellow maybe, but i think ur best off going for black, green is a hard colour and green calipers will not look right! black or even silver, if you go to the a3 8L section and see what people on there say!
     
  4. gaz_aot

    gaz_aot New Member

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    i have a black a3 8p and was thinking of doing my calipers skoda vrs green

    what do ya think
     
  5. gixxer600k4

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    ask someone on here to do a photoshop for you! any colour on a black car will look nice. you thought about red, yellow or blue? or even white, bit different!
     
  6. Boydie

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    Not hard to picture them to be honest but IMO black is best colour for calipers which are standard!

    Everyone does red or silver!
     
  7. madluke

    madluke In pursuit of audiness:)

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    red on grey a3:)[​IMG]
     
  8. D3mon

    D3mon 2009 A3 2.0 TDI Black Edition

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    What are the paint/coating options?
     
  9. S38P

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    black imo...
     
  10. gixxer600k4

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    im going to second black, especially on a green car

    [​IMG]

    this is mine with blue calipers, goes well with the car i think and is a bit different!
     
  11. 10blazin

    10blazin HYPERDRIVE NEEDED

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    id satin black hamerite engine paint them, it takes high temp so could go on the brake calipers gloss black will look a bit cheap matt to dull so satin black with decal will look nice ive got mine in red at the mo but gona change em to satin black with sline decal will look oem and classy imo...

    as soon as i get the stickers then il post some pics .....
     
  12. D3mon

    D3mon 2009 A3 2.0 TDI Black Edition

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    So most everyone is painting them by hand then?
     
  13. gixxer600k4

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    easiest way to do it, by hand. i done my first one by taking off alloy and taking caliper off but this was very tricky as i couldnt get caliper back on. i then took alloy off and the retaining clip (front only). if you buy then caliper painting kit you get a hardener with it and after about 24 hours it should be like a rock, but your also meant to leave the car 24 to dry
     
  14. 10blazin

    10blazin HYPERDRIVE NEEDED

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    i took my alloys off one by one took the clips off which are a bit of a pain to get back on paint one caliper 30 min later put the clip back on there was a little bit of wiping on the clip but nothing major done this with all four wheels took me about 2 hours then went on the motorway done some hard driving so the calipers were hot hot hot lol got back touched them solid as a rock .....
     

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