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Old 07-21-2013, 12:36 PM
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Thinking about painting the calipers on my 7

Has anyone painted or powdercoated their calipers? I was thinking about maybe going with the "M" blue or maybe even yellow, possibly black. Thoughts?

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Old 07-21-2013, 12:48 PM
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I like contrast, so I wouldn't do black. On your black I would do red...with those wheels, red calipers would look sick! Not to mention that red would draw attention to the wheels.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:53 PM
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I like contrast, so I wouldn't do black. On your black I would do red...with those wheels, red calipers would look sick! Not to mention that red would draw attention to the wheels.
Definetely agree with you on the contrast! I saw this and liked it which made me think about yellow
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:29 PM
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A few coats of Dupli-Color high temp caliper paint has always worked for me. The paint holds up really well and cleans up nicely.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:35 PM
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Thinking about painting the calipers on my 7

Painted mine Silver with Duplicolor as mentioned above. Painted my sons 330i blue. Both have held up perfect.
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:23 PM
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Definetely agree with you on the contrast! I saw this and liked it which made me think about yellow
I still say red, but I can see doing them like that.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:53 PM
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Painted mine Silver with Duplicolor as mentioned above. Painted my sons 330i blue. Both have held up perfect.
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Those look great! I painted mine on a C6 Corvette when they first came out in '05. Car was black, calipers were yellow. Was there any specific reason that you didn't paint the center part of the caliper?
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:06 PM
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i like blue from the new m.. thats what I'm probably going to do
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Of the 3 I'd vote blue, but so far the coolest looking calipers I've seen were a huge gold set on an SLS. I believe it's the caliper color you get on the AMG's and M's if you elect for that $10k ceramic system
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:18 AM
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I like contrast, so I wouldn't do black. On your black I would do red...with those wheels, red calipers would look sick! Not to mention that red would draw attention to the wheels.
+1 on the red. It will pop with your Car/wheels/taillight theme well. Here's a picture of my big brake kit currently being installed on my car as we speak. The pic is of my rear aftermarket rotor being compared to my larger front OEM rotors.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:49 AM
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:53 PM
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I would go for everything black. I have seen blue ones on a 7 and didn't like the look. The calipers are huge and don't have a particularly good shape. All black just highlights the rotor and your wheels. I just posted pictures of mine on here, I'll post again.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:55 PM
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I decided on black. I want to keep it classy so, it's the best choice for me.

CABimmer, why did you paint the center section of your caliper?
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I decided on black. I want to keep it classy so, it's the best choice for me.

CABimmer, why did you paint the center section of your caliper?
Ummm, why not? I would have painted the rotor also if I could. Is there a reason why the center section shouldn't be painted?
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:03 PM
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Ummm, why not? I would have painted the rotor also if I could. Is there a reason why the center section shouldn't be painted?
Sorry, I meant to say why did you not paint.

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That part in the middle, it looks like it isn't painted
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:13 PM
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I think it may be the angle or the reflection, everything is painted black.

Good choice, you can always tell when the calipers were not painted by the factory and it always looks a little off. Our 7's do not have good looking calipers. I don't think anyone that chimed in had actually done it to their 7.
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I just spent the last two weeks disassembling, painting, baking and reassembling my calipers... I used VHT Caliper High temp paint for primer and base silver and then went with the VHT anodized blue color coat and finally the clear coat. A major pain as you have to apply all coats within 60 minutes waiting 10 mins between coats. You can't paint it again for 7 days or the previous coats will bubble up. Also, baking in oven is recommended to cure and increase hardness... Hope the effort was worth it! I catch myself daily looking at them for signs of peeling! lol. (Don't kill me for the "M" markings!) Also, you should probably wait for the wife to be out of town before you use her oven! haha

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I just spent the last two weeks disassembling, painting, baking and reassembling my calipers... I used VHT Caliper High temp paint for primer and base silver and then went with the VHT anodized blue color coat and finally the clear coat. A major pain as you have to apply all coats within 60 minutes waiting 10 mins between coats. You can't paint it again for 7 days or the previous coats will bubble up. Also, baking in oven is recommended to cure and increase hardness... Hope the effort was worth it! I catch myself daily looking at them for signs of peeling! lol. (Don't kill me for the "M" markings!) Also, you should probably wait for the wife to be out of town before you use her oven! haha

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I just spent the last two weeks disassembling, painting, baking and reassembling my calipers... I used VHT Caliper High temp paint for primer and base silver and then went with the VHT anodized blue color coat and finally the clear coat. A major pain as you have to apply all coats within 60 minutes waiting 10 mins between coats. You can't paint it again for 7 days or the previous coats will bubble up. Also, baking in oven is recommended to cure and increase hardness... Hope the effort was worth it! I catch myself daily looking at them for signs of peeling! lol. (Don't kill me for the "M" markings!) Also, you should probably wait for the wife to be out of town before you use her oven! haha

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Thanks guys!! It really was a pain but hopefully it will last... I'll keep you posted how they hold up... I'm not too hard on the brakes... just the gas! lol

They turned out looking a lot like the real "M" calipers only about 6K cheaper! Of course without the stopping power

You can get the paint through VHT at www.VHTpaint.com and check their distributors... it's a devision of Dupli-color. Not many places actually stock the anodized color but it really does look great in the light... pics really don't capture it!
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I just spent the last two weeks disassembling, painting, baking and reassembling my calipers... I used VHT Caliper High temp paint for primer and base silver and then went with the VHT anodized blue color coat and finally the clear coat. A major pain as you have to apply all coats within 60 minutes waiting 10 mins between coats. You can't paint it again for 7 days or the previous coats will bubble up. Also, baking in oven is recommended to cure and increase hardness... Hope the effort was worth it! I catch myself daily looking at them for signs of peeling! lol. (Don't kill me for the "M" markings!) Also, you should probably wait for the wife to be out of town before you use her oven! haha

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