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In need of insperation... What colour do i paint brakes? do i put stickers back on?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3 Paul, Apr 25, 2012.

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    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    [Apr 25, 2012]
    Right... i need a kick up the arse with this one...
    When i finaly decided on what wheels and colour i was going for i promised myself i would freshen up the brakes
    I have Brembo calipers with grooved discs but they need freshening up... here are a couple of pictures to help people visualise the car...
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    Im thinking i will be painting these at home ( i have a spare pair to fit while i do )
    Im sure ive read people used Hammerite spray on the fronts?
    I was going to use hammerite smooth paint on the rear calipers.
    Is there a better option?
    Also ... do i stay red? or maybe change.
    Brembo logo or porsche ??

    Please help. as after reading what people have done i tend to pull my finger out.
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    [Apr 25, 2012]
    I have used smoothrite satin black on mine and it has lasted well... colour wise then I think thats a personal thing tbh... red is generic but maybe yellow?

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    [Apr 25, 2012]
    100% Porsche logo to compliment the wheels.
    Yellow suits sandips noggy alot!
    But with yours having darker wheels I'd stay red
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    [Apr 25, 2012]
    Porsche details would look great. Agree yellow looks great.
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    [Apr 25, 2012]
    Stay red looks nice with your wheels :)
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    [Apr 25, 2012]
    I'll second Porsche decals with your wheels Paul. If you've got a set to put on whilst you're doing them then I'd definitely get them powder coated, stick the decals on and then get them lacquered. They'll look perfect and will last for ages. Colour is a personal choice so try a few colours before you get them powder coated, I reckon off white with black logo would look good on your car but they'd probably end up a dirty grey after a couple of drives......
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    [Apr 25, 2012]
    Black.
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    [Apr 25, 2012]
    sorry its off subject but what wheels are they!!!!???

    pure porn!!!

    id say be different go blue or bright green...
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    [Apr 25, 2012]
    im in the same boat paul what paint or spray to use and how long does it take to do the LCR brembos
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    [Apr 25, 2012]
    Another vote fr yellow here dudey!!

    Maybe you should setup a poll.
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    [Apr 26, 2012]
    Silver!
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    [Apr 26, 2012]
    I was looking at a set of white powder coated porsche calipers, with black porsche logos, for sale on edition and reckon they would look sexy on Noggys but not sure about brake dust covering them quickly.

    Saying that you have dark wheels and I reckon with silver wheels they would work best.
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    [Apr 26, 2012]
    Yellow will set it of just nice mate everyones since the 90s has had red ones
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    [Apr 27, 2012]
    Silver or an anthracite. Stay subtle!
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