1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Painting rear calipers yes or no??

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

  1. S3 Paul
    Offline

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Messages:
    2,784
    Likes Received:
    74
    [Nov 14, 2012]
    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
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Nov 23, 2014]

  3. jojo
    Offline

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    26,592
    Likes Received:
    1,956
    [Nov 14, 2012]
    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
    #2
  4. 666markyboy
    Offline

    666markyboy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2008
    Messages:
    1,131
    Likes Received:
    34
    [Nov 14, 2012]
    well at least they were in the right place.... The Kitchen
    #3
  5. s3clarke
    Offline

    s3clarke Money grabbing s3!

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2012
    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    35
    [Nov 14, 2012]
    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
    #4
  6. aragorn
    Offline

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    15,782
    Likes Received:
    341
    [Nov 14, 2012]
    I painted mine black.

    Better than manky rusty mess, but not chavvy.
    #5
  7. s3 Hoggy
    Offline

    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,658
    Likes Received:
    99
    [Nov 14, 2012]
    Go on Paul do it! I don't think mine look too boy racer

    [​IMG]
    #6
  8. S3quatt
    Offline

    S3quatt Flat Oot like a ducks Foot

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    43
    [Nov 14, 2012]
    Just do it! Have a search on ebay & get the decals to match...
    #7
  9. JayP
    Offline

    JayP Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    6
    [Nov 14, 2012]
    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.
    #8
  10. 666markyboy
    Offline

    666markyboy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2008
    Messages:
    1,131
    Likes Received:
    34
    [Nov 14, 2012]
    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 ??
    #9
  11. carl-1968
    Offline

    carl-1968 A4 sold, lots of bits available, ask for details

    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Messages:
    529
    Likes Received:
    26
    [Nov 14, 2012]
    These are mine, thought the yellow went well with the black

    Attached Files:

    #10
  12. Vex182
    Offline

    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    992
    Likes Received:
    72
    [Nov 14, 2012]
    It think its good to having them matching around. At least we all have discs around, I hate big red drums on chav cars!
    #11
  13. Dan-Jnr
    Offline

    Dan-Jnr Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2011
    Messages:
    994
    Likes Received:
    206
    [Nov 14, 2012]
    Both the same colour, front and rear, end of.
    #12
  14. anderswhk
    Offline

    anderswhk Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2012
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    4
    [Nov 14, 2012]
    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.
    #13

Share This Page