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Which colors for my brake disc calipers?

Discussion in 'General car Chat' started by kingmustard, 29 March 2019.

  1. kingmustard

    kingmustard Newbie

    Messages:
    2
    From:
    United Kingdom
    Car:
    Peugeot 308
    I'm getting all four of the brake calipers on my car painted in two weeks time but I can't decide which color(s) to go with.

    I was thinking either all four red, or front red/rear black.

    Also, the red, do you think it should it be color-matched (Babylon Red) or just use their (the garages) standard red?

    Any general thoughts/ideas?

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  2. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    Hi and welcome |B

    FWIW I have a red Type R and I want them to stand out so my calipers are bright yellow behind black wheels.:)
     
  3. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney The Torque Meister

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    From:
    Poole, UK
    Car:
    '98 JDM Impreza STI
    Yellow, behind black wheels, on a red car.... Smacks of Ferrari to me ;)

    My choice, I like subtle (yeah, right, look at my car!) mods and styling. I matched my calipers to my wheels - black (photo on the left is out of date).

    Ultimately the choice of colour is yours.

    Hi and welcome to modding cars. Painted brakes is just the start and you will fall down the rabbit hole and leave you bank balance behind :woot:
     
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  4. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    Lunchy old mate when you've got it you have to ensure people notice so one has to flaunt it and bright canary yellow calipers behind black wheels should be eye catching <B.

    Seeing I can't afford a Fezza at the moment :( the FN2 CTR will keep me :)ing at least till my turn to win Lotto finally arrives :lol:
     
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  5. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    I think red to match the paint will look fantastic.
     
  6. kingmustard

    kingmustard Newbie

    Messages:
    2
    From:
    United Kingdom
    Car:
    Peugeot 308
    Should I have the color-matched calipers on all four, or just the front (with black at the back or something)?
     
  7. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    IMO all the calipers should be the same colour. The only exception is if people have drum brakes on the rear, these should NEVER be painted! I've seen this travesty done far too many times to mention on wannabe racers!
     
  8. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney The Torque Meister

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    1,127
    From:
    Poole, UK
    Car:
    '98 JDM Impreza STI
    :shudders: I saw a set of drum brakes painted red this morning. It was horrible.
     
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  9. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    Will be getting a pair of rear calipers to have them recoed and powder coated to match the fronts soon.
     
  10. Nichebenice

    Nichebenice Full member

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    From:
    U.S.A.
    Car:
    93' Probe 2.0 l4
    If you plan to change the rims to something that might show off your calipers a bit more, maybe think about a slate or gunmetal grey, with white manufacturer print. I also like the idea of the yellow behind the black rims, but it may be a bit much for your cars style. Don't want to lose class for flash.
     
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  11. bogorge

    bogorge Wrench Pro

    Messages:
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    From:
    uk
    Car:
    focus rs
    So what color did you choose? I think the yellow or orange color will nicely highlight that area.
     
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