Sprayed calipers ?

matt.russell

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Was wondering if I should spray my calipers yellow.. I saw I blue merc Benz with black alloys and yellow brakes looked really good!

Here is is what my car looks like now..

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the_cueball

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What brakes did the Merc have though?!?!?!

If you have "standard" brakes then they should only be silver or black...

If you have something nice to show off... 6 / 8 pots or ceramics, then go mental with the colours...

just IMO of course....but people that highlight little 1 or 2 pot calipers confuse me... it's like saying "hey, check out my tiny brakes"

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the_cueball

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your choice at the end of the day... not my thing... and TBH, even my 8 pots are black...

I do like the newer Merc calipers... they look huge!
 

jhe

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I don't think it would look to bad, however like others are saying it might look a little silly showing off standard brakes. Love the look of your car though only thing I'm not to keen on is the yellow-ish looking fog lights is that a mod or?
 

Liquidfusion-S3

I fall to peer pressure!
I think they yellow fogs are quite popular in europe, especially around France and Germany.
Although it isn't my cup of tea :) lol
 

SI-W85

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These are my standard callipers painted black with sline decal.
 

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SI-W85

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SI-W85

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Yeah I thought it would look a bit cheesy but they actually look pretty good and hard to tell that it is a sticker. No amount of pressure washing is bringing the buggers off anyway.
 

ElliotB

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Looks good. I have stickers but didn't put them yet on the calipers, thinking they would not survive pressure washing. My stickers are in red should look good with my set up
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SI-W85

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Yeah will look good I cleaned them first and heated up with a hot air gun a bit and they stuck like s##t to a blanket gave them a wafting over with the hot air gun after sticking them on just to make sure the glue had activated, I have scrubbed and blasted them and not even a sign of any peeling and I have done prob over 5k miles too and they still look like the day I put them on.
 

Liquidfusion-S3

I fall to peer pressure!
Where's the best place to buy calliper paint?
Is spray can or paint tin better?

I know you can pick them up from anywhere like Fleabay or Halfords, but where did you lot buy yours?
Thinking of going Red.
 

SI-W85

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Yeah got them from eBay wasn't much I don't think, they came with 3 different sizes I just used the smallest I think. I used tin paint and a brush to paint but spent a while prepping all in all it was a full days work, seemed to take forever to dry even with a big diesel space heater blowing on them. So make sure you have a full day to do them or you may be caught short lol
 

C6 DRN

living the dream
On my old Tdi i had the front yellow and the rears green... looked ok actually haha
 

matt.russell

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I'm going to spray my calipers this weekend ! Nice yellow I don't care if people think it looks **** I think it will look good and if it doesn't then get the scrubbing brush out lol.. And I got my spray from a local parts store £6 high temp paint :D
 

the_cueball

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they are ****, fade, fall off... and are sooo obviously fake, they wouldn't fool Stevie Wonder in a dark winters night...

but apart from all that..... :w00t:
 

Phil-1

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Yeah got them from eBay wasn't much I don't think, they came with 3 different sizes I just used the smallest I think. I used tin paint and a brush to paint but spent a while prepping all in all it was a full days work, seemed to take forever to dry even with a big diesel space heater blowing on them. So make sure you have a full day to do them or you may be caught short lol

I painted mine red this year, but not sure if I like them
 

SI-W85

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I painted mine red this year, but not sure if I like them

Ah well if they have already been painted they should be easy enough to redo in black then.
 

ScottishA4B9

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Yeah will look good I cleaned them first and heated up with a hot air gun a bit and they stuck like s##t to a blanket gave them a wafting over with the hot air gun after sticking them on just to make sure the glue had activated, I have scrubbed and blasted them and not even a sign of any peeling and I have done prob over 5k miles too and they still look like the day I put them on.

Same decals as I have got on mine. I gave the once over with the girlfriend's nail varnish lacquer and they are still like new 2 years later!
 

Liquidfusion-S3

I fall to peer pressure!
So just got mine done in red by someone but they seemed to have missed a few spots if you look close in person.
So gotta do the final touch ups myself but here's what it looks like a the moment.

Still getting used to the bright red, hoping it will go darker over time.
The decals are only on the front wheels since the ones I bought on ebay are too big for the rears.

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