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Painting rear calipers yes or no??

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3 Paul, Nov 14, 2012.

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    S3 Paul Active Member Staff Member Regional Rep

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    As ive fitted my bigger rear brake kit and im thinking of referbing my Brembo's ( keeping the red colour )
    I was thinking of painting the rears too, I went as far as buying the paint then...
    " its going to look a right boy racer car " was heard from the kitchen ,
    What do people think? Im unsure now
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes is my answer, says the guy who has a tin of red caliper paint sitting in the cupboard for the last 5 years! lol
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    well at least they were in the right place.... The Kitchen
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    s3clarke Money grabbing s3!

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    i find it a right pain in the ass job, its obviously not hard but its getting the motivation to do it lol. it'l look better tho with them done as dirty back calipers will look wack
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator

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    I painted mine black.

    Better than manky rusty mess, but not chavvy.
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    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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    Go on Paul do it! I don't think mine look too boy racer

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    Just do it! Have a search on ebay & get the decals to match...
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    Red calipers are not boy-racer at all. Alot of supercars/high performance cars with huge brakes have red calipers so I would do it.

    Always best to have the rear calipers the same colour as the fronts otherwise it'll look odd in my opinion.
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    If i remember rightly when i refirbed the rear discs on mine the caliper is actually Aluminium alloy so i got one of those wire brush attachments you can but in an electric drill and gave them a good scrubbing so they came up nice a silver shiny... then i put a clear coat of laquer on them and i painted the cast iron carrier red to match the fronts.... or do i have an odd car with alloy rear calipers ??
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    These are mine, thought the yellow went well with the black

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    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    It think its good to having them matching around. At least we all have discs around, I hate big red drums on chav cars!
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    Both the same colour, front and rear, end of.
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    I sprayed mine red, as they were starting to get a whiteish surface in places. I'll probably spray them black instead, once its time to switch rims.
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