View Poll Results: Best color for calipers for Silver/Black?

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Thread: Caliper - how to jazz up the one ugly part of my Z8

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    Caliper - how to jazz up the one ugly part of my Z8

    This does look hideous. I am hoping to powder coat the calibers, but Can't decide on the color. Looking for opinions.

    What color should I do? My car is Silver/Black.
     
    Skip Hammerman

    2002 BMW Z8 - Meisterschaft GT, PP installed, CDV delete
    2013 BMW X3
    2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4S

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    Had mine done in matte silver - they donít stand out but very classy look.

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    How much do you want them to stand out? Being that the calipers are not anything remarkable, without being over the top your choices are probably red, silver, gray, or black. Red might be a little too Ferrari-like, my personal preference would be gray or black.

    Bill

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    Skip,

    I had mine done in black (topaz-crema). Dan MacKay at Bradan on Long Island did the work. If you want a paint and/or process input I'm sure Dan would be happy to talk to you. I've sent a lot of cars his way just tell him we are talking here.

    Phil
    Philip Thackray
    Renfrew, PA

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    Here are painted calipers on a Blu Pozzi 575 that Dan MacKay did for me. This is a Big Brembo setup. I think yellow is a classic caliper color.

    Phil
    Philip Thackray
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by screenap View Post
    Had mine done in matte silver - they donít stand out but very classy look.
    The calipers on my Z8 are also in a matte silver.
    My Best,

    Ed

    2002 Z8 Jet Black//Sport Red
    2012 SLS AMG Obsidian Black/Classic Red

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    Unless you have mono block calipers (after market). Don't draw attention to them. They are agricultural looking! Paint them to best disappear. Likely just black.

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    You are most likely correct.
    Skip Hammerman

    2002 BMW Z8 - Meisterschaft GT, PP installed, CDV delete
    2013 BMW X3
    2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4S

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    I had them sand blasted and powder coated to gloss black last year.

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    Hattat

    AF77768 Topasblau / Schwarz

    PP installed
    Motorsport 20" style 101 wheels
    Eisenmann catback
    Supersprint headers
    CDV removed
    Quaife LSD
    3.64 gearing

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