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Old 09-20-2013, 09:55 PM
Triaker Triaker is offline
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So I was giving my Z4 a long-overdue wash and wax. As I was scrubbing the 5 spoke rims, I couldn't help but notice that the hubs they attach to are rusty and unattractive. Equally unattractive were the brake housings.

Is there a relative easy (read inexpensive) way to spiff these up to give the car a more attractive look? I don't mind the red brakes (such as Brembo-type brakes) but don't want to shell out a lot of money.

Thanks. With fall/winter approaching, this sounds like a great project!
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:41 PM
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So I was giving my Z4 a long-overdue wash and wax. As I was scrubbing the 5 spoke rims, I couldn't help but notice that the hubs they attach to are rusty and unattractive. Equally unattractive were the brake housings.

Is there a relative easy (read inexpensive) way to spiff these up to give the car a more attractive look? I don't mind the red brakes (such as Brembo-type brakes) but don't want to shell out a lot of money.

Thanks. With fall/winter approaching, this sounds like a great project!
The hubs can be spray painted silver, or black to clean them up. I assume you mean the calipers when you say "brake housings"? They make kits to spray them any color you like. Check at an auto parts store or Amazon.
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Old 09-21-2013, 02:23 PM
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Cool about the hubs. I suppose I can jack it up and remove the rims and do them one at a time. And yes I meant calipers. It was late and my brain wasn't thinking straight (I almost posted brake thingy). Will look online.
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