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      11-18-2011, 04:02 PM   #1
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What color to paint calipers???

So I have a jet black 335 e92 everything is gloss black ( wheels, grills, trim, lights) interior is that orangey peanut butter color almost like a basketball. I need some color on the car. Don\'t like the red black theme. Was thinking orange or yellow. Thoughts?
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i think black looks good.
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Gold, bright green, blurple.....be original and post of some pics
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IMO OEM calipers should only be painted silver or black, anything else looks tacky...
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lol @ basketball
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yellow or black. im doing yellow if i ever buy big brakes...
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Since interior is orange i would go orange! orange with black wheels even looks better
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Hot pink for sure
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Gold
my vote goes for gold too
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      11-18-2011, 10:48 PM   #12
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my vote goes for gold too
Gold or yellow is my vote
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Cyan ftw! Honestly, I would go with black. What color are your rims? Because if they're black too, I would suggest silver
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I am getting mine painted black and my car is blak sapphire.
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wifey said she think you should paint it hot pink ftw....
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I think painting them black or gray is silly since they won't stand out at all. red is played. with my stock 162 shoes you can't really see the calipers anway. if I do 19" miro 942s in the spring (which is the plan) I'll have mine powdercoated yellow, like BMW performance brakes. I don't need big brakes for a dd so I'd just do the stock ones. I have a black sapphire car so I think the yellow will really pop.

OP, just keep in mind though that painting them might interfere with your maintenance plan if you still have it. the dealer might not touch them if they're messed with...I'm almost through the maint mileage alotment anyways...
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BMW Performance brakes are gold/yellow if you want to keep the OEM look. For your setup that would look good.
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So I have a jet black 335 e92 everything is gloss black ( wheels, grills, trim, lights) interior is that orangey peanut butter color almost like a basketball. I need some color on the car. Don\'t like the red black theme. Was thinking orange or yellow. Thoughts?
you ever end up painting them? Im in the same boat right now between yellow or blue
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