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Old 03-16-2011, 06:44 PM
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Caliper covers or paint?? help

So should I paint the calipers black? get the mgp caliper covers? and paint them so you dont't see MGP...lol. Don't even say some cheap-o glue on Bimbo oh I meant Brembo covers! My new wheels will be here Friday! I searched the threads but not much.. vote and show pics please! Black 750li with black and chrome wheels friday!
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:47 PM
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Have them painted by a good paint shop.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:10 PM
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Bro you would be surprised with what you can do with 2 cans of brake cleaner, a wire brush some tape some high heat caliper paint and a plastic bag. spray them yourself.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:40 PM
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:53 PM
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Looks good 123frank321. How did you do it. Thinking about painting mine white.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:32 PM
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:22 AM
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Reed doesnt look good, imo. i did mine silver and they look great.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:40 AM
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Reed doesnt look good, imo. i did mine silver and they look great.
I wondered about that. Some cars look good with the red but it may be too much of a sport look for this car. I painted mine silver also but have always wondered if the red would look good.


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Old 03-17-2011, 01:28 PM
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I had my asanti rim painted black & calipers painted red for $450 at a body shop. I don't think silver stands out. I would rather keep them stock, than to remove break calipers to paint silver.
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:31 PM
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When i changed my Disks & Pads i cleaned my calipers and painted them Silver to match the car........

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Old 03-17-2011, 06:44 PM
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You don't notice them as much with my stock rim. I will put my black 22 back on soon.

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Old 03-17-2011, 06:58 PM
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Thanks for all the responses. I think Im gonna paint them black. The car is black and wheels are gonna be black and chrome. I got the windows tinted with Formula 1 tint and wheels tomorrow. Will be posting pics for the critics asap. LoL .. .the first reponse will be lowerer it, but still under warranty with only 20k miles. Maybe my wife will lay accross the hood for the pics... Roflmao... not!

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Old 03-17-2011, 09:13 PM
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You don't notice them as much with my stock rim. I will put my black 22 back on soon.

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I wish my dirty ass calipers looked this nice! I like them with the stock, they are understated
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:14 AM
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Reed doesnt look good, imo. i did mine silver and they look great.
OMG

1bad, i remember when u painted them silver and then u had a BMW dealer change your brakes and they sprayed brake cleaner and took off all the paint...

AAHHHH... good times... good times.
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:02 PM
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So should I paint the calipers black? get the mgp caliper covers? and paint them so you dont't see MGP...lol. Don't even say some cheap-o glue on Bimbo oh I meant Brembo covers! My new wheels will be here Friday! I searched the threads but not much.. vote and show pics please! Black 750li with black and chrome wheels friday!
but that requires complete disassembly of the calipers and professional work. There are Hi-temp powders that will work great, and you don't end up with your retainer clips and bolts painted, which looks unprofessional, IMHO.
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:18 PM
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Reed doesnt look good, imo. i did mine silver and they look great.
Personally, on these cars, I only like silver or black calipers.
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:03 PM
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1bad, i remember when u painted them silver and then u had a BMW dealer change your brakes and they sprayed brake cleaner and took off all the paint...

AAHHHH... good times... good times.
I do remeber that, thanks bro...
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:27 PM
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This is what I use, it creates a nice urethane finish that is easy to clean. On my 5 series I used silver but for my new Black Sapphire 750i I am going with black.

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i painted mine black because i like it and theyre not brembos or nothing cool to make them standout so i painted them black.
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So should I paint the calipers black? get the mgp caliper covers? and paint them so you dont't see MGP...lol. Don't even say some cheap-o glue on Bimbo oh I meant Brembo covers! My new wheels will be here Friday! I searched the threads but not much.. vote and show pics please! Black 750li with black and chrome wheels friday!
what kind of wheels did you get?
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:54 PM
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Well I just finished painting the calipers anh rotor centers black. I found caliper cleaner and caliper paint at Advance auto parts. They look hot. I did get my wheels today but will be Monday before the Michelin pilot sports get put on. I got Vertini fairlady wheels. They are different than most I seen. I like to be different. Staggered. Will post pics Monday.

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Old 03-18-2011, 08:05 PM
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:07 PM
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I like em, should look sick on a black 750, a drop will be needed you will see... calipers look great, the only draw back to black is they are not noticeable and the front calipers on these cars are nice looking. If you spray them a nice silver when the car is rolling on nice wheels you see the massive calipers and they look clean.
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e53 X5 3.0, pana rf,nav,xenon,cldweather, premium.ipod hookup, 20"4.6rims staggered 315rrs.
e65 750I aw, sport. chrome21's,acs pdls,acs rfsplr,mtecs,8k hid fogs,Leds.oem ipod&sirius
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