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Brake Caliper Paint Suggestions

I want to paint my brake calipers and the full exposure of them behind the DF5's are starting to make it itch.

I REALLY dont want to be niche and paint them red, or be plain and paint them silver or black, but I feel those would look better and flow the best.

I kinda want to go Yellow for a little color pop.

What do you all think will work the best, even if its red .

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I like your idea re yellow (by way of a distinctive and offsetting colour)... but also you might consider the following: our cars generally have "under-achiever" brakes. The rotor diameter is pretty small (compared say to a typical German car... not that I have one) and we have (sliding) fist calipers (not fixed-caliper opposed 4- or 6-piston units). They 'kinda are made to look smaller with plus-sized wheels, too. So a person might figure the that they're not really an aspect of the car to show-case.

The upside... at least we have disc brakes at the rear 🙂 .

This is just one perspective - and I respect all perspectives and efforts in customizing a car.

Nice looking car, BTW. By comparison I have stock 17's on my Sport. It cries out for a larger looking wheel....

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I was considering yellow on mine too. And our brakes are small so maybe look into a BBK. I know corksport makes one and there is a tread about another one...

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I like your idea re yellow (by way of a distinctive and offsetting colour)... but also you might consider the following: our cars generally have "under-achiever" brakes. The rotor diameter is pretty small (compared say to a typical German car... not that I have one) and we have (sliding) fist calipers (not fixed-caliper opposed 4- or 6-piston units). They 'kinda are made to look smaller with plus-sized wheels, too. So a person might figure the that they're not really an aspect of the car to show-case.

The upside... at least we have disc brakes at the rear 🙂 .

This is just one perspective - and I respect all perspectives and efforts in customizing a car.

Nice looking car, BTW. By comparison I have stock 17's on my Sport. It cries out for a larger looking wheel....
The brakes on the 6 are fine by me with the driving that I do. I dont drive super aggressive and the 6 doesn't have that much power to warrant anymore stopping power tbh. I've never faded the brakes in the 40k miles I've driven it.
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I was considering yellow on mine too. And our brakes are small so maybe look into a BBK. I know corksport makes one and there is a tread about another one...

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This particular vehicle does not warrant me dropping that sort of money into. It would just be a aesthetic upgrade as I drive 5k a month, 90% of which are highway miles.

Plus, I doubt that these particular wheels would clear bigger brakes. Then I would have to invest another 1k in wheels and down the rabbit hole we go.

I was going to try to clean up the brakes, but with that process, I could invest another hr or 2 and make things more interesting .

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I want to paint my brake calipers and the full exposure of them behind the DF5's are starting to make it itch.

I REALLY dont want to be niche and paint them red, or be plain and paint them silver or black, but I feel those would look better and flow the best.

I kinda want to go Yellow for a little color pop.

What do you all think will work the best, even if its red .

Thanks guys!

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I'd almost go white. Looking at the 2nd pic where you can see your white stickers, that little bit of white started to make the chrome stand out a little to me. There was this new spray chrome paint that looked bad ass but I don't know the temp range for it or even know where to get it. I'll have to find the video of it. But if you could find that and it would work in high temp applications then the chrome

Edit: I found it. https://alsacorp.com. They have some bad ass colored chrome too.

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I'd almost go white. Looking at the 2nd pic where you can see your white stickers, that little bit of white started to make the chrome stand out a little to me. There was this new spray chrome paint that looked bad ass but I don't know the temp range for it or even know where to get it. I'll have to find the video of it. But if you could find that and it would work in high temp applications then the chrome

Edit: I found it. https://alsacorp.com. They have some bad ass colored chrome too.
I have not thought of white, nor have I think that I've seen white calipers! That would be neat, clean and different.

And I have seen that chrome brush on, but idk if I personally would go for that on the calipers.

Now for me to locate some white high temp paint and read some reviews!

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The brakes on the 6 are fine by me with the driving that I do. I dont drive super aggressive and the 6 doesn't have that much power to warrant anymore stopping power tbh. I've never faded the brakes in the 40k miles I've driven it.
My unfortunate choice of the descriptor "under-achiever" (brakes)... What I meant is that in general it's typically the German manufacturers that go pretty big on disc size... I guess they're thinking autobahn and such. Me, I have never suffered brake fade on any vehicle I've ever driven. I'm easy on the brakes and the brakes in my 6 are just fine.

I think it was first Ferrari and then Porsche who "advertised" their braking systems... large dia. disks, multi-opposed piston fixed calipers, etc... with Ferrari first to paint theirs red if memory serves. But they truly had the "goods" that underlaid the bling; whether you needed those outsized components - that's an altogether different question. That's the only point I'm trying to make.

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My unfortunate choice of the descriptor "under-achiever" (brakes)... What I meant is that in general it's typically the German manufacturers that go pretty big on disc size... I guess they're thinking autobahn and such. Me, I have never suffered brake fade on any vehicle I've ever driven. I'm easy on the brakes and the brakes in my 6 are just fine.

I think it was first Ferrari and then Porsche who "advertised" their braking systems... large dia. disks, multi-opposed piston fixed calipers, etc... with Ferrari first to paint theirs red if memory serves. But they truly had the "goods" that underlaid the bling; whether you needed those outsized components - that's an altogether different question. That's the only point I'm trying to make.

Cheers.
Indeed. Germans tend to over engineer their components, for good and the worse. For good that they are quality parts. For bad that they are majority a PITA to work on and the parts are generally expensive when you do have to replace them. I've never owned a German car but I have worked on a few.

I had a 93 Protege DX from 2006 to 2018, my only car until 2015 and it was very simple, cheap and easy to work on and it was a bunch of fun, but with minimal aftermarket support. Coming from that and my 2007 Yukon, the 6 is way more nimble, looks better and stops way better, lol.

The brakes on my God Kids Fathers 2013 Kia Optima SXL Turbo are smaller than ours but they stop way better which is weird. They are touchy and grabby. But be the red caliper paint.

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