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Would you paint your calipers?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by steeve, Jan 18, 2005.

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    [Jan 18, 2005]
    Am expecting a 3.2 A3 in March in Avus Silver.
    Dont know whether to paint the calipers or not. Hate to see rusty or scruffy calipers. The standard plating never seems very good some how. With a silver car wouldnt know if to paint them red or black. What do you think? It would be best to paint them while the car is new!

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    go for black.. but do a good job of it.. as it can look worse if not done properly.
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    Would you paint your calipers?

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    Only if they were on my legs. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
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    imo if standard small callipers then paint black or silver etc and stick a audi rings sticker on it., if big brakes then red but YES paint them!-
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    Personally wouldnt bother!
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    i done my standard calipers the other week, in silver looks good.
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    I wouldn't bother, just buy the brembo coloured brakes instead.
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    Thats costs £800, and that makes sense doesn't it.

    When this costs £30 and looks just as good, when done proper.

    I'm quite happy with mine.

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    never thought bout doin the calipers may do now, where do u get the little audi rings from?
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    Would you paint your calipers?

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    Only if they were on my legs. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

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    My sentiments exactly! No offence steeve but I only have a 2.0 TDi and IMO painting the calipers would be rather camp. Chrome wing mirrors anyone?
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    personally, i wouldn't bother painting 'em... a bit too "Pimp My Ride" for me /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    still, each to their own /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    personally, i wouldn't bother painting 'em... a bit too "Pimp My Ride" for me /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    still, each to their own /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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