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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by khalil, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. khalil

    khalil Member

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    hi all got a metalic dark grey a3, any views on which caliper paint colour would look good on my car
     
  2. mark88

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    Yellow, for sure. Porsche ceramic calipers are yellow. They look great on dark colored cars.
     
  3. Dandle

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    Do them a dark colour unles they are a big brake kit otherwise they just look silly in bright colours.
     
  4. co55ie

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    gold looks fine not to garish
     
  5. d3fy

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    I would go with Silver on yours as it is not a Porsche :)
    Painted mine black, might change to silver next year when the sun shines again
     
  6. silver75

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    black
     
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    I did mine black and used the caliper decals from the TTshop, looks really smart without being boy racer.
     
  8. tinka

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    i did mine silver,it looks ok,and its the original colour.
     
  9. wilko

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    I did mine in Black. Was thinking Red tho... just buy some hamerite works really well.
     
  10. khalil

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    thanks for the respone guys was thinking of black too , with some sline decals,where can you buy the paint in gloss black, or are they all gloss
     
  11. silver75

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    I just got some hammerite from hellfrauds
     
  12. skanky

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    i was thinking red, but my mate slapped me and said that they'll look too chavvy/boy racer like and no brembo, no red!

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    good thing actually, saw a typically chavved up corsa, lexarse lights, tin can exhaust, some **** halfords alloys and finished off with red calipers sitting on teeny tiny brake discs and thought it looked quite naff.

    black wouldnt be too bad, but i couldnt be arsed to do the rear ones so i gave up on the idea painting the front when i fitted my 312mm front brakes.
     
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    Black mate!
     
  14. wilko

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    I got my hammerite from B&Q. And you can get a Matt or Glass finish.
     
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    ChriS3 hud at ye bam

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    Have to agree with going for black, seems to be the new red for Audi's.

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  16. khalil

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    what the best way to paint them i know for the best results you need to take them off compltly but how have you guys done yours
     
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    I did mine on the car, takes a while but it looks fine.
     
  18. wilko

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    Did mine with a small brush and with them on the car. I didn't think it took too long to be honest.
     
  19. khalil

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    when you say you painted them on the car, does that not get messy,does it not get on the brake pads etc.. does that job look perfect ,
     
  20. wilko

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    I put tape and newspaper around the disks on pads to ensure I didn't get paint on anything but the calipers. Looks good to me but anything is better than the standard calipers.
     

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