Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)

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 36.00%
Blue 5 10.00%
Red 9 18.00%
Silver 16 32.00%
Don't paint them 3 6.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 50. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #26  
Old 05-13-2012, 11:06 PM
RomanEmpire's Avatar
RomanEmpire RomanEmpire is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 324
Mein Auto: 2001 BMW 525i 5spd
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimLev View Post
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
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 05-14-2012, 12:36 AM
Silver540i6 Silver540i6 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Seneca, SC
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 187
Mein Auto: BMW 540i/6
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.
__________________

1998 BMW 540i/6 Sport...18" Staggered M Pars, Angel Eye Upgrade, Muffler/Resonator delete, iPod integration kit
1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE...440 six pack, slap shift...blows away all e39s
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 05-14-2012, 08:33 AM
demas's Avatar
demas demas is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Tokyo
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,118
Mein Auto: F10 550i M-Sport
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.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 05-14-2012, 09:04 AM
525isport's Avatar
525isport 525isport is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Trinidad West Indies
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 618
Mein Auto: 2003 e39 525i sport (uk)
some before and after shots of what i did . used rustoleum caliper silver spray paint
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	05032011660.jpg
Views:	121
Size:	96.1 KB
ID:	325000   Click image for larger version

Name:	06032011661.jpg
Views:	135
Size:	60.3 KB
ID:	325001   Click image for larger version

Name:	06032011662.jpg
Views:	134
Size:	82.7 KB
ID:	325002   Click image for larger version

Name:	06032011663.jpg
Views:	138
Size:	79.6 KB
ID:	325003  
__________________

2003 525i sport uk import .see pic ^
1997 300 Tdi Landrover Defender
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 05-14-2012, 04:42 PM
the540wgn's Avatar
the540wgn the540wgn is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: San Jose, CA / Littleton, CO
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 783
Mein Auto: '02 540iT
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.


Front


Rear


Click image for larger version

Name:	a0.jpg
Views:	64
Size:	347.8 KB
ID:	325082

Click image for larger version

Name:	a2.jpg
Views:	97
Size:	326.5 KB
ID:	325083 used a wire wheel and then dremel to clean up the calipers

Click image for larger version

Name:	a3.jpg
Views:	87
Size:	303.7 KB
ID:	325084 after paint
__________________

ColdWeather+Summer+Sport--20/30 Ceramic Tint--Euro Armrest--JL 13tw5-3 Subwoofer--LED AEs
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 05-14-2012, 04:53 PM
the540wgn's Avatar
the540wgn the540wgn is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: San Jose, CA / Littleton, CO
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 783
Mein Auto: '02 540iT
More pics:


and I realized I need to clean up my wheels

__________________

ColdWeather+Summer+Sport--20/30 Ceramic Tint--Euro Armrest--JL 13tw5-3 Subwoofer--LED AEs
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 05-14-2012, 06:53 PM
Albo's Avatar
Albo Albo is offline
Der Ursprüngliche....Albo
Location: Southern California
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 958
Mein Auto: OO=[][]=OO
Looks good... I like it!!
__________________
Albo's Official Upgrade Thread: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=532572



2003 530i (Alpine White/Sand Beige) - 18x8.5 & 18x9.5 ACS Type II Wheels - BC Racing Coilovers - Eibach Sway Bars - Beastpower Sway Bar Brackets - M-Technic Replica Bumpers - Slimmbones CSL-Style Spltters - Magnaflow Muffler - Dinan CAI - TopSpeed Performance Strut Brace - Carbon Fiber Valve Cover Fascias - Zionsville Autosport Radiator/Fan Kit - Revmax Stage II Torque Converter - AMG Paddle Shifters
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 05-14-2012, 08:48 PM
golferjohnm's Avatar
golferjohnm golferjohnm is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Bellingham, Washington
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 541
Mein Auto: '01 540i 6sp '01 X5 4.4
That's such a beautiful car...nicely done
__________________
'01 540i 6-speed, blk/blk, upgraded stereo w/sub, passport, Dice Mediabridge and some cool M-stuff
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 05-15-2012, 10:05 AM
the540wgn's Avatar
the540wgn the540wgn is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: San Jose, CA / Littleton, CO
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 783
Mein Auto: '02 540iT
Quote:
Originally Posted by Albo View Post
Looks good... I like it!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by golferjohnm View Post
That's such a beautiful car...nicely done
Thanks guys!
__________________

ColdWeather+Summer+Sport--20/30 Ceramic Tint--Euro Armrest--JL 13tw5-3 Subwoofer--LED AEs
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 08-22-2012, 02:54 PM
motormike Jones motormike Jones is offline
Registered User
Location: Pa
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3
Mein Auto: 528i
Its not the calipers but the wheel. White on white. Anything else will fall into place!

Sent from my SCH-I405 using Bimmer App
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 08-22-2012, 10:14 PM
LalaRay's Avatar
LalaRay LalaRay is offline
Boosted
Location: Maryland
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 899
Mein Auto: 03 ///M5
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnotherGeezer View Post
Hot pink
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimLev View Post
That will match your cigar.
nah itll match my fogs
__________________
2003 ///M5. ~ Jet Black/ Le Mans Blue

RK Supercharged @ 501wheel horsepower
Supersprint Headers,
Evolve Alpha N Tune,
CNS lightweight dm flywheel/Spec clutch,
ST coilovers,
Eibach Rear Sway bar/Beast Power Brackets,
Drilled slotted Rotors/Akebono Euro pads,
Magnaflow 14816 Mufflers

_____________________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
caliper, paint, wheels


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms