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Painting my calipers

Bobafett2k6 Jul 25, 2019

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What colour calipers?

  1. Blue

    2 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. Black

    7 vote(s)
    70.0%
  3. Gold

    0 vote(s)
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  4. White

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  1. Bobafett2k6

    Bobafett2k6 Registered User

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    Hey! Decided my first mod would be to paint my calipers. Cheap and easy and will (hopefully) look good! Just can't decide on a colour...

    The car is glacier white. I fancy blue with the Audi rings decal on in white so they stand out. Black looks good too but is black really that noticeable?

    Just can't decide...
     

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  3. JG51 AUD

    JG51 AUD Registered User

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    Have you thought about Red?

    JG
     
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  4. Bobafett2k6

    Bobafett2k6 Registered User

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    Yeah mate, not sure how that will look though. Seems to be quite common among younger drivers (in Corsas) round my way... :)
     
  5. AudiLeon

    AudiLeon Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Black. Always best.
     
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  6. Sherv

    Sherv Registered User

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    Black with either quattro sticker in white or Audi rings in white. Had that on my previous audi and need to do again on my A4 3.0.
     
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  7. Pinky1959

    Pinky1959 Registered User

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    Yellow !
     
  8. Sako

    Sako Registered User

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    Black, unless you intend to wear baseball caps and shellsuits.
     
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  9. DieselJake

    DieselJake Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Painted mine black and they turned themselves gunmetal grey haha, personally like red if you can keep them red.

    Way back when I remember my friend painting his drum breaks gold which I thought looked really cool at the time but when I see painted drums now they do make me chuckle, no two ways about painting calipers being a cheap mod but if the OEM's paint them different colours on different cars it's hard to see how us doing the same is tacky; another of my friends did red calipers on a quick Jag and I didn't know any different until they told me, looked ace.

    Best of luck, I'm sure they'll turn out good whatever colour.
     
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  10. Bobafett2k6

    Bobafett2k6 Registered User

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    Cheers. I've ordered a tin of Hammerite in smooth blue and some Audi decals. Less than £8 for the paint so nothing wasted if they look awful (sure they won't!) and need repainting.

    Just a question. Anyone take the clips off to paint the caliper or is it just a case of wheel off, clean and pair?
     
  11. Bobafett2k6

    Bobafett2k6 Registered User

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    Paint, not pair... Stupid autocorrect.
     
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  13. DickoB8

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    I always find it a bit “barry boy” when standard callipers are painted a stand out colour especially with stickers. Unless they are uprated brakes or a proper RS model etc just stick to black so that’s my vote ;)
     
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  14. JLX

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    I went silver with S Line decals:

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  15. joe26

    joe26 Registered User

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    I am also planing to paint them and I decided to go with black due having black edition :)
    But need to pay off the car loan first...
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2019

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