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Old 07-07-2014, 12:37 PM
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Car guy help - Caliper paint color

Ok so I have a 2011 328 Coupe that's vermillion red. I thought I would dress it up a little and paint the calipers and I'm assuming yellow would be the preferred color. After all, I want to be able to see them. Since the car is more of a burgundy/cinnamon metallic as opposed to a race red, I thought I would get some car guy opinions before tackling the paint.

Yellow?
Different color?
Waste of time?

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Old 07-07-2014, 01:52 PM
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I know this is not vermillion red but it's close enough to get an idea of what it would look like.

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Old 07-07-2014, 02:06 PM
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I don't think I would like yellow on your particular color, nor do I like it on the color above. I think you are right in thinking yellow is probably the most common color, but honestly I can't think of a color off the top of my head that would go well with Vermilion Red. Whatever you end up with, I'd like to see it when it is done.
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:24 PM
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I know this is not vermillion red but it's close enough to get an idea of what it would look like.

Hmm.....I think that looks pretty good since I can't think of another color. Curious as to what color that is. The car appears orange and the caliper gold.
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:23 PM
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Hmm.....I think that looks pretty good since I can't think of another color. Curious as to what color that is. The car appears orange and the caliper gold.
I believe that car is Valencia Orange.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:26 PM
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Have you considered black? It's subtle, and looks really sharp. Keeps everything nice and clean looking, too.
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:43 PM
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Ok so I have a 2011 328 Coupe that's vermillion red. I thought I would dress it up a little and paint the calipers and I'm assuming yellow would be the preferred color. After all, I want to be able to see them. Since the car is more of a burgundy/cinnamon metallic as opposed to a race red, I thought I would get some car guy opinions before tackling the paint.

Yellow?
Different color?
Waste of time?

Thx

THC1

Dude! If you want to be noticed, you'll use day-glo. There's really no other way to go.
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:49 AM
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Have you considered black? It's subtle, and looks really sharp. Keeps everything nice and clean looking, too.
Yes, a high gloss black would be my choice and I have a Vermillion Red E93.
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Old 07-26-2014, 04:49 AM
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Hey I also have a 2011 e90 lci the same colour n was thinking either the same colour as the car or maybe gold?any thoughts on that will be welcome
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Old 07-26-2014, 05:42 AM
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Go with black. No need to draw attention to stock brakes.
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Go with black. No need to draw attention to stock brakes.

Well, see, he don' want onlookers to think he has stock brakes! But he does want them to take notice at even the briefest of views.

Will pictured yellow do the job? No. Touch too matte and not bright enough, OP needs day-glo morning through afternoon; LED floods at night!



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Old 07-26-2014, 08:53 AM
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Well, see, he don' want onlookers to think he has stock brakes! But he does want them to take notice at even the briefest of views.

Will pictured yellow do the job? No. Touch too matte and not bright enough, OP needs day-glo morning through afternoon; LED floods at night!


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Cal, though I greatly enjoy your witty responses, the wild links that you often provide make me wonder how you know where to find the pictured products.
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Calipers

I did that project back in Germany. I ordered the caliper paint on line and had it matched to my body paint color (Deep Sea Blue). Its subtle but I love it. I'll get new rims in a year or two and it will be more apparent. I debated going with white, but they would look dirty all the time...
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I believe that car is Valencia Orange.
It's Sakhir Orange.
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Yes well I went to my local auto paint shop n they mixed the car colour in heat resistant paint so ill put that on n see what it looks like.

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It's Sakhir Orange.
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