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View Poll Results: What color should I paint my calipers
Red? 18 69.23%
Black? 7 26.92%
Silver? 1 3.85%
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#1 (permalink) Old 10-18-2004, 12:57 PM
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Have an Alpine White 2001 330i, SS, PP. The calipers are now brown from brake dust and rust, and it really ruins the look of the car. Want to paint my calipers, but unsure of what color to choose. My 3 choices are red, silver, or black. I'm hesitant about the red cause it's what everyone uses. Saw black calipers on a white Audi and liked the way it looked. The silver would make it blend in against the color of the rotors and the wheels.

What do you guys/gals think?

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I vote white....A pain to clean but would look great......

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Red, would make it look more aggressive, IMO, silver would look stock, and Black would become almost invisible.

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What about blue? I was thinking of blue for my calipers too so it would match the blue in the BMW symbol. On a white car, black and silver would be hard to see. Red is always good too, but it depends on how much you want the calipers to stand out.

I am still looking for somewhere that is willing to paint calipers myself...
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What about blue? I was thinking of blue for my calipers too so it would match the blue in the BMW symbol. On a white car, black and silver would be hard to see. Red is always good too, but it depends on how much you want the calipers to stand out.

I am still looking for somewhere that is willing to paint calipers myself...
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I think Blue would be cool - I would have voted for that if it was an option!
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Thanks for your opinions guys, but:

Trigati, as you said yourself, white would be a pain to keep clean. It's already a maintenance challenge just keeping the rims looking clean.

Doughboyea, I agree the red would give the car an aggresive look, and I do like it. But 9 out 10 painted/anodized/powder coated calipers are already red. Was thinking of defying convention. The silver would be an inprovement, as my calipers aren't looking very "stock" right now. They are brown (rust and dust), not silver as when the car was new. I'm only seeking a clean look, and not intending on advertising to the world that "hey, here's another guy trying to make his brakes look like red calipers of a Porsche or Ferrari".

GnarlyCow. Thanks for the imput, but as I mentioned to Doubhboyea, I'm not trying to attact attention. Juse seeking to eliminated the rusted looking calipers I now have for a clean look.
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I'd go red, but make sure to use paint that's able to take high temps. Some guy on a site I can't remember used spray paint and it melted all over.

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yeah lol, they sell caliper paint, and that works just fine..

i know someone who used spray paint, dude it looks hilarious now because its like speckles on his calipers/drums..(not a bimmer)
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yeah lol, they sell caliper paint, and that works just fine..

i know someone who used spray paint, dude it looks hilarious now because its like speckles on his calipers/drums..(not a bimmer)
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Wosby, in that case... go silver. Would look like a normal caliper. Go that way, if that's the only thing that you wanted to do.

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I'm a little disappointed here. 196 views and only 13 of you expressed your opinions.
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HAHA, more than whom have responded to my request for the headlights, 13's alot man... on this forum, in this subforum. Scroll down the list of other posts, you'll see that not to many have voiced thier opinions there either.

What else would you like to know? Not being mean, just curious. You could always ask in the Motorsport forum, sometimes it's more active than the E46 one.... sometimes.

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i vote black, you can never go wrong with black

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Well you know what they say about black!


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BLACK!, what do you want from your car, for people to say, hey, nice car or wow love the red/silver/blue callipers? there is possing with style and just possing, your choice! you already have a serious car thats the statement (better than an Audi haha), don't do over kill!
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