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      01-28-2007, 09:39 PM   #1
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Painted Calipers!

I'm thinking I'd like to paint the calipers on my black car. Probably paint the stock calipers red on my black car... or maybe paint them black?

Please post pics of your painted calipers!
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      01-28-2007, 09:41 PM   #2
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here you go...
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      01-28-2007, 10:30 PM   #3
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      01-28-2007, 11:04 PM   #4
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painted mine black saphire same as my car...were red before I think this is much better
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wow i agree. i thought i wanted to go red to make them stand out a bit, but i think black makes it a much cleaner look. nice choice!
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      01-29-2007, 09:11 AM   #6
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i painted mine black. i think it looks much cleaner then the oem metal. Red should be saved for brembo or some other high end brands. If you have OEM either paint them black or match them to the car ( depening on the color)
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      01-29-2007, 02:12 PM   #7
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i think black is the only color that would look good if you dont have aftermarket wheels. red stands out too much and its not like your running on brembos
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      01-29-2007, 06:28 PM   #8
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I want to get them Black.....o well
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      01-29-2007, 07:15 PM   #9
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what might look good is a coat of silver paint over the calipers. they look a little raw from the factory.
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      01-29-2007, 08:04 PM   #10
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i painted mine a dark blue... to match my monaco blue e90.
all though just stock brakes, painting them livens up the rim area, specillay if u already got nice rims.
ill post pics of mine soon
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Does painting your calipers really make your car stop faster? Like Brembos?
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Personally, I hate the way that stock calipers look when they are painted red. They just look like a fake BBK. I think that if you paint them silver or black they will always look clean.
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      01-30-2007, 03:46 AM   #13
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dumb question but I have to ask will BMW bark about me modifying my brakes if I paint the calipers black?? In other words will they not want to serivice it?
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dumb question but I have to ask will BMW bark about me modifying my brakes if I paint the calipers black?? In other words will they not want to serivice it?
I wouldn't worry about that.
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imho...

black or silver is fine for stock calipers. cleans up the look.

flashy colors like red or yellow look lame on stock calipers. those colors bring attention to the stock brakes when one shouldn't really want attention in that area.
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I love the way that looks. I'd definitely go with red on my red E90 if I were to paint the calipers.
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wow i agree. i thought i wanted to go red to make them stand out a bit, but i think black makes it a much cleaner look. nice choice!
Probably depends on what your wheels look like to be honest--but I think the red, or even yellow, looks very nice on a JB BMW.
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I'm going to paint the calipers on my incoming Sapphire 335i red. Painted my son's calipers on his Silverstone (close in color to space gray) 350 Z red and they look great. I think if you have a wheel with an open spoke design, painting them black will improve the look but red will stand out.
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leave red to the brembros... i had gold on my old bmw looked hot, no pics tho
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black looks great imo
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I'm going to paint the calipers on my incoming Sapphire 335i red. Painted my son's calipers on his Silverstone (close in color to space gray) 350 Z red and they look great. I think if you have a wheel with an open spoke design, painting them black will improve the look but red will stand out.
Post some pics--I have seriously thought about doing this!
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let's see some more black.
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