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Old 07-05-2011, 07:22 PM   #1
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What color should I paint my calipers?

Need your opinions! Car is going to be blacked out. I don't want red calipers though, I was thinking bronze maybe? What do you guys think?


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Old 07-05-2011, 07:24 PM   #2
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Black gets my vote. I just painted mine from red to black and love what it does to the car. Bronze on a black car isn't bad too.
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Does black really look good I would think that black would just blend in.
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How about silver, or yellow!
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:29 PM   #5
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Does black really look good I would think that black would just blend in.
Exactly, why do it if you have to get up close and shine a flashlight in there just to show all the hard work you have done.

My tail lights are red so i painted mine red to give a little more red balance to the car. Its just enough

I would of done mine silver but i prefer silver wheels to stand out from the tire. If i had done them silver they would just look like a deformed wheel.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:42 PM   #6
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which color wheels do you have/plan on getting? black calipers do look good! my rotors have a goldish tone so the calipers stand out a little more..
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My thought process...

Black retains heats, so painting calipers black would keep the brakes hotter. I'll agree it would probably be slight but still, reason enough maybe to go with another color?
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:53 PM   #8
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good thinking.. but keep going: tecnically - they are still painted.. which will still hold some heat if he's not on his brakes all the time then they shouldnt get too hot to begin with
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Anything is better then the stock rusted nasty look IMO after you paint em they are so easy to keep clean too.
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good thinking.. but keep going: tecnically - they are still painted.. which will still hold some heat if he's not on his brakes all the time then they shouldnt get too hot to begin with
I don't know, I'm not claiming to have any hard evidence here but its a theory. When I see people painting their charge tubing black I think the same thing about it retaining heat especially under the hood.
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