I think painting standard calipers looks cheap and nasty. It indicates to me that you would rather spend money on a flash set of wheels than decent brakes.
Instead of spending the time cleaning and painting the original cast iron ones, save up and buy a proper set of alloy calipers in the colour of your choice. Painted standard iron calipers are very Chav, in my view.
Mind you, this is coming from a guy who doesn't like exposed calipers at the best of times Mine are black, along with the rest of the suspension.
well me personally i think if the right colour is chosen it looks fine its only when i see the drums painted it starts to look chav imo
and tbh i have splashed out on the wheels but in all honesty my brakes are decent and are more than capable of handling the power i have !! its not like i have a 520bhp car to stop
so your saying that the painted calipers on a porsche or ferrari look nasty n chavy! i think as said above, if its the right colour it can look good! red is a bold statement and looks good on certain coloured cars n looks rough on others! and the reason why i havnt splashed out on a new set of performance brakes is because they are rediculas amounts of money! were not highlighting the fact we have standard brakes even if they are better than most people brakes! were trying to add character to our cars! trying to make them a bit different from other! instead of following along like sheep we like lots of others like to be a bit different and make our cars look nice! some do look bad n i understand what ur sayin, there is a green saxo near me, gold alloys and red calipers, n its bloody awful.
well if people can afford a £1000+ for brakes then do they should do it, if only i had the money to afford that then i would do that! but when you have a nice big set of alloys and all you can see is a crappy cast iron caliper. it aint very nice! n porsche brakes are very very similar to those in audi n vw n so on, its just the bigger, red n say porsche on em! if coloured calipers look tacky, then i dont see why people think coloured calipers on a high spec car dont look tack, its just the same, but they happen to be made out of better materials and say ferrari on em! i done mine personally because the previous owner had not taken care of the car and the caliper was covered in rust, i cleaned it all up and everything and it still looked really rusty n crappy n cheap, so i painted mine blue so it wern't to bold and that it goes with the car
well i was thinking about the colour today and im definitely now going to do them black but will be getting a small gold cupra decal for themIn that case, paint them black. It will look subtle, understated and stylish. Why highlight that you have standard brakes, even if they work well?
Sorry, but brightly painted cast iron calipers just look cheap and nasty to me.
It looks cool notwithstanding!!!...
Hey herb, i keep getting this feeling i know those car you so wish you own, do you mind telling me the make, model, specs.