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Sprayed calipers ?

matt.russell Mar 13, 2014

  1. 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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  3. ElliotB

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  4. matt.russell

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    I've got the paint but didn't know whether or not to spray them yellow or not :/
     
  5. ElliotB

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    I corrected myself, misread. May be you could try that colour
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  6. 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"

    :uhm:
     
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  7. ElliotB

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    "If you have "standard" brakes then they should only be silver or black..." - agree 100%
     
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  8. matt.russell

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    Yeah it had like 4 pot calipers.. Yeah I've been umming and arring about it that's why I've not done it yet.. I've only got standard calipers on mine.
     
  9. 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!
     
  10. matt.russell

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    Yeah I know I what you mean.. I was stuck between a merc, bmw and audi but I went for the audi because it's sooo nice and merc's remind me of my grandad lol ..
     
  11. the_cueball

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    I agree... not a Merc fan... just their brakes! :laugh:
     
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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?
     
  14. matt.russell

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    Yeah I got them tinted.. I like the yellow fogs.. Always have :)
     
  15. Liquidfusion-S3

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    I think they yellow fogs are quite popular in europe, especially around France and Germany.
    Although it isn't my cup of tea :) lol
     
  16. SI-W85

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    These are my standard callipers painted black with sline decal.
     

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    Another on the move.
     

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  18. ElliotB

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    I presume "S-Line" is a sticker?
     
  19. 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.
     
  20. 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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  21. 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.
     
  22. Liquidfusion-S3

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    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.
     
  23. Phil-1

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    Did you get them from EBay? I thinking of painting mine black with the stickers on
     
  24. 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
     
  25. C6 DRN

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    On my old Tdi i had the front yellow and the rears green... looked ok actually haha
     
  26. 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
     
  27. C6 DRN

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    i used brush on Hammerite
     
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  29. matt.russell

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    Arh that's cool! I'm buying these now! Are they good looking on the car or are they really rubbish ?
     
  30. the_cueball

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    don't you dare get them!!!!

    :gun2:
     
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  31. matt.russell

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    Why ??! I'm not buying s4 or 6 pot calipers on my daily lol !
     
  32. 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:
     
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  34. Phil-1

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    I painted mine red this year, but not sure if I like them
     
  35. matt.russell

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    You sir have just saved me a tenner :D
     
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  36. SI-W85

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

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    Shame ;)
     
  38. ScottishA4B9

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    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!
     
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    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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  40. matt.russell

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    Looking really really smart! Really like your car buddy ! Can't wait to spray mine now! I'm going to buy s line stickers now me thinks :D
     
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  41. Phil-1

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    I do like the red with the stickers. Might get a set myself and see what they look like
     
  42. Anthony566

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    I have just done mine in white ....
     
  43. Liquidfusion-S3

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    White? That's interesting, got any pics?
     

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