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F10 / F11 (2011 - Current)
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:10 PM
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Painted my Calipers (DIY) Updated Pics

Finally got around to updating the pics...finished the project off w/ some M-sport decals from ebay....
I wanted something subtle so didn't go w/ anything bright...

I used VHT Caliper Paint (bright blue i believe), rated for 900 degrees (spray can)
1. Cleaned w/ caliper cleaner (aerosol version of alcohol/paint thinner/degreaser)
2. Taped off everything, did not remove calipers for this as i've done on my other car
3. sprayed some nice even strokes to avoid drips
5. waited for 30-40 minutes to put wheel back on
Drove the next day

fairly easy - things i learned? Found out there's no freaking jack in a car that i've had 7 tires replaced in the first 10000 miles

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Old 04-20-2012, 04:50 PM
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Looks great!!! :thumb up:


Did you remove one tire at a time, or did you set the car on jacks and take all wheels off?

I want to do this...
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:54 PM
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Lifting car...

Alex -

I did one at a time...

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Old 04-20-2012, 05:04 PM
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Thanks!

I will try this. I just need to decide if to go with the spray paint or the G2 brush-on paint.

I don't trust myself with spray paint. The memories of how my bicycle turned out after spray painting it when I was 13 still haunts me to this day...
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:09 PM
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Very nice for a DIY; I couldn't tell the difference...good job!
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:45 PM
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car that i've had 7 tires replaced in the first 10000 miles

Do u drive over nails for fun? Whats the deal ?
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:02 PM
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I agree, looks great! Awesome job!
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:13 PM
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Look awesome!
Gonna do before Bimmerfest!
What color u guys think i should do?
Black
red
dark grey
Blue

Im leaning towards black!
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:18 PM
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:19 PM
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I would say... pink!

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Look awesome!
Gonna do before Bimmerfest!
What color u guys think i should do?
Black
red
dark grey
Blue

Im leaning towards black!
Stock color wheels = black!
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:26 PM
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I would say... pink!

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Old 04-20-2012, 06:31 PM
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How about yellow!!

I think I would do either red or yellow
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:41 PM
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very nice job,like the color goes well with car color,I have carbon black m3 was thinkin like that brembo red
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:43 PM
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How about yellow!!

I think I would do either red or yellow
Yellow sir?
Yellow would have me living in the garage.....lol
Big time!
Fam would definately
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:47 PM
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5seriesHB -

It all depends if you want them to be subtle (black/dark blue) or noticed. On your color car my preference would be red or burgundy - my 2 cents!

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Do u drive over nails for fun? Whats the deal ?
He doesn't have to:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=518954

xDrive - LS2 tires.
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5seriesHB -

It all depends if you want them to be subtle (black/dark blue) or noticed. On your color car my preference would be red or burgundy - my 2 cents!

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Red it is...i think or maybe burgandy or black....
ill sleep on it
dreaming of this
found it on this site...http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e63...-calipers.html
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:37 PM
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Niccceeee work man. Looks good.
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:45 AM
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Funny you post that link - i just bought some M badges on ebay last night! they will appear on the final pics
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:49 AM
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Funny you post that link - i just bought some M badges on ebay last night! they will appear on the final pics
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u should get those quad tips i put in my car
u would reall dig them!
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Funny you post that link - i just bought some M badges on ebay last night! they will appear on the final pics
Nice job, they look great. Did you put the M badges on? Looking forward to seeing the final pics.

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Old 05-02-2012, 05:34 AM
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I think this is great mod. I can't beleive how crappy the stock calipers look on a car with USD 60+ k price tag?
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Red it is...i think or maybe burgandy or black....
ill sleep on it
dreaming of this
found it on this site...http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e63...-calipers.html
Here's a link to the Brake Caliper painting kit they re-directed to from the m5 forum.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RED-G2-BRAKE...c3e12e&vxp=mtr
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Can we get finished calipers like caliper covers or something so that our calipers look like the brembo ones or M5 ones ?
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