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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

View Poll Results: Caliper Color?
Black 18 36.73%
Blue 4 8.16%
Red 9 18.37%
Silver 16 32.65%
Don't paint them 3 6.12%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 49. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-13-2012, 11:06 PM
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If you have an open wheel design (M66 and 37's) they will show.
Glad not many like blue, I like my car to have some unique characteristics.
Right but with my setup I prefer black since it seems to be the theme on my vehicle. Plus I have a 525i and my front brake calipers are a bit smaller if I am not mistaken and barely noticeable with my style 65s

BTW yours are brilliant and I see it matches your valve covers and pulleys quite nicely
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I'm thinking I am going to paint mine blue or yellow this weekend. It seems like an easy enough project. They weren't too visible when I had my style 19s on, but I can really see them with the m pars so they need to be painted.
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:33 AM
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I never got the painted stock caliper thing - screams cheap. Maybe a good cleaning instead?

None of the examples strike me as something I'd want to do.
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some before and after shots of what i did . used rustoleum caliper silver spray paint
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Thank you all for your input!
I decided to go with silver caliper paint from VHT
The process was fairly simple. I need to do some hard braking to get over spray off.
I like the way it turned out, its not very flashy and it blends in well with the look of the car.


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and I realized I need to clean up my wheels

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Looks good... I like it!!
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That's such a beautiful car...nicely done
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That's such a beautiful car...nicely done
Thanks guys!
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Its not the calipers but the wheel. White on white. Anything else will fall into place!

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