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Captpola
09-12-2012, 10:31 AM
Hey everybody, I was thinking of getting my calipers painted but unsure of what color, I really want to do white like the color of the car, but my friends say they'll get really dirty. Any suggestions? Or pictures even? Thanks guys

drive by72
09-12-2012, 10:34 AM
White would look very nice, perfect contrast to the tire and blackness of the inside dish of the wheel.

But they will get dirty quick, unless you use low dust pads. However with the style of rim you have, it wouldn't take much to reach In the wheel with a rag and wipe them off.

ECSTuning
09-12-2012, 11:54 AM
White will get very dirty very fast, even if you do have low/no dust pads, this is why my calipers are all boring black. That being said white would look really sharp!

Captpola
09-12-2012, 12:35 PM
Thanks, yeah I really really want white. I wish someone had pics of different colors to see..that would help

bayerisheteknik
09-12-2012, 02:41 PM
Thanks, yeah I really really want white. I wish someone had pics of different colors to see..that would help

i did mine red couple weeks ago... didn't wash them ever since painted and still look shiny

here is my link: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=640814&highlight=

quarterto8
09-12-2012, 03:46 PM
Paint it black or silver. Any other color painted on oem calipers looks tacky IMO.

MELLOWYELLOW06
09-12-2012, 03:57 PM
just go to http://www.calipercovers.com/_e/dept/34-004-002/22046.htm

bayerisheteknik
09-12-2012, 04:54 PM
if my 7 was alpine white...i would go with oem bmw blue the color you have in bmw logo...or laguna seca blue...or indigo blue

that would look clean imo

my 7 being silver...red looks good

red goes with any color

dont waste your money going black or silver since caliper when cleaned up look silver and black doesn't look right...with black paint you have to have perfect finish on surface...black is hardest color as it shows even the smallest imperfections...imo

here is link of bimmer with yellow and blue on 1 series..

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=164738

Suri [TBR]
09-12-2012, 06:24 PM
Hmm white would look great if you could keep them clean. Just get some akebonos as well and make sure to clean them every now and then and you're set :D