colour should i paint callipers?

Gfermer

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as above i just picked up a set of rs calipers and wondering do i keep them original black or paint them red? i have a red s3 8p with the graphite grey vw racing wheels also how much does the s3 callipers usually go for?

thanks graeme
 

Rideen

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Red calipers add an extra of 10BHP.

Just kidding, go red, looks great! :)
 

turbonutz

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purple
 

Keane

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Did mine purple ! Red, yellow Ect Ect all to common !
 

turbonutz

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candied mine, not that u notice soon as ya hit the brake peddle ha
 

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Gfermer

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I got told it was 20 bhp with red hahahaha red car tho so think it would have to be the red or black they purple ones are nice I'm sure I was looking through some
Build threads and seem them
 

Mindak

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Everyone goes red... So I went yellow! Ha
 

pluves1

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Not red as they'll blend into your car!. Keep them OEM.
 

Gazwould

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Black looks like they are constantly covered in brake dust .!!

For a OEM look I tried zinc passivste effect by mixing silver and gold metalic on my last car. Looked more gold than anything lol!!
I'll be going silver on my audi.

Which is why I always smooth black hammerite my calipers and disc bells so you can't see the brake dust. Bronze, dark grey , gunmetal , satin black and anthracite also hide the dust .

However with a red car with grey wheels , red calipers would look good as long as the wheel design had around 5 spokes so you can clean the caliper with ease.

If it were a multi spoke design, black .
 

S3Alex

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Black looks like they are constantly covered in brake dust .!!

For a OEM look I tried zinc passivste effect by mixing silver and gold metalic on my last car. Looked more gold than anything lol!!
I'll be going silver on my audi.

That's because they should be covered in brake dust!
 
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Gfermer

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That's my wheels there vw racing doesn't show the colour that well in that photo tho I'm getting them sent away to be stripped and painted my a company then would get the brembo sticker on them as I believe the rs3 are 4 pot brembos ? Can't make my mind up lol
 
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