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200325i 07-16-2009 04:45 PM

Opinion on painted calipers...
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So, as some of you know, I just recently installed some Enkei wheels on my 325i. Just curious as to what some of you think about painted stock calipers. Yay? Nay?

jvr826 07-16-2009 04:46 PM

Yay if u paint them black, or silver. Black = no maintenance or cleaning, they disappear. That's how I did mine.

HihoBrian 07-16-2009 06:42 PM

I used a zinc based "cold galvy" spray on mine. the flat silver finish looks clean and isnt RICE.

Fast Bob 07-16-2009 08:06 PM

Black or silver only, please....

MalibuMafiaV 07-16-2009 08:15 PM

On a white/black rims.
Gloss black imo.

petener999 07-16-2009 08:39 PM


nattyderek 07-16-2009 08:54 PM

Dooooo iiiiiiiiittt ! Black may look better on your car though...

200325i 07-16-2009 10:39 PM

Then it's settled. Now to find a gloss back.

Solidjake 07-16-2009 10:42 PM


trinity 07-16-2009 10:45 PM


E36Andy 07-16-2009 10:47 PM

Just go mettalic blue or something..

It will match with the BMW emblem on your wheels.

Or go red.

Who said painting calipers is rice? It just cleans the look of your car.

jcourcoul 07-16-2009 10:48 PM

Why do you want to paint them?

If it's for function, black's the color, preferably flat. Dissipates heat better, dust doesn't show. And on dark wheels like yours, calipers will be practically invisible, unless you opt for ultragloss.

If it's for looks, you'd have to go silver to avoid the rice look, but still make the calipers evident on your dark wheels.

P.S. Come to think of it, white might even work, given the body color. But then you'd have to clean the wheels AND the calipers every weekend...

P.P.S. White with a black stripe across? :D

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