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      11-06-2011, 01:35 PM   #1
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Painted my calipers yellow

I ran into a photo of a White 458 Italia w/ red seats and yellow brakes. I was nervous and thought of it for months, but now I finally did it

What you all think?
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      11-06-2011, 01:40 PM   #2
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It's showtime baby!!..looks good
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      11-06-2011, 01:57 PM   #4
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      11-06-2011, 01:58 PM   #5
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i like it also!
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Man our calipers are so ugly its unbeleivable. Seriously thinking of buying the fake caliper covers on ebay.
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      11-06-2011, 02:04 PM   #7
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I think that yellow brake calipers and red seats suit a Ferrari 458 a lot better than a BMW 3-series. I think the car as a whole is too standard-looking to pull off the yellow. It needs to be lower and more aggressive with non standard wheels or something.
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      11-06-2011, 02:07 PM   #8
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Man our calipers are so ugly its unbeleivable. Seriously thinking of buying the fake caliper covers on ebay.
front calipers are okay, back ones... no thanks

OP, loving the yellow a future mod for me as well. What did u use?
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i like them. what did you use to paint them & how long was the process?
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      11-06-2011, 02:13 PM   #10
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Thank you all ...I used G2 and I'd say a good 3 hours.

Instructions say to lift up the entire car but I did one side first, put the wheels back on, then did the other side.
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Man our calipers are so ugly its unbeleivable. Seriously thinking of buying the fake caliper covers on ebay.
The fronts I think are ok but I didn't kow they sell fake brake calipers or I prob would've given them a shot. Test em out and post some pics
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I think that yellow brake calipers and red seats suit a Ferrari 458 a lot better than a BMW 3-series. I think the car as a whole is too standard-looking to pull off the yellow. It needs to be lower and more aggressive with non standard wheels or something.
I agree with you which is why I was nervous to do it. Then again, everything on a 458 will look better lol. Lowering it and sportier rims would def enhance the look. I'm very happy with the results though.
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Not bad. Car definitely needs a drop though.
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are those the stock brakes or are they the sport breakes?

i know the 335's have bigger brakes then the 325/328 but i didn't think they look that big
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are those the stock brakes or are they the sport breakes?

i know the 335's have bigger brakes then the 325/328 but i didn't think they look that big
They are stock.
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Looks great!
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I think because wheels are only 18s, the brakes and callipers look proportionate and not too small. So the painting works.

However, i'd go for this color scheme: black or anthracite rims = yellow or bronze calipers, silver rims - red callipers.

Although personally I'd paint them body color, black or silver (not to stand out).
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Thanks for doing this. It looks good but you need some aggressive features to pull it off. M3 rep skirts, drop, new rims at the least. I will paint mine black.

Also fyi if anyone has the maintenance warranty... this voids the brakes = no more free brake changes.
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Thanks for doing this. It looks good but you need some aggressive features to pull it off. M3 rep skirts, drop, new rims at the least. I will paint mine black.

Also fyi if anyone has the maintenance warranty... this voids the brakes = no more free brake changes.
woahhhh...no more free brakes? how do u know?
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woahhhh...no more free brakes? how do u know?
I asked my SA because I really REALLY wanted to paint my calipers black. He confirmed with his manager that it will give the dealer all the right to void the brakes from the maintenance warranty.
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