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Old 02-08-2019, 06:10 PM
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I agree with the majority here. It's your car. Do what makes you feel good every time you see and drive your car. A bonus is that I think a painted/powdercoated caliper will look neater than the base C2's anodized calipers which can start to look worn and rusty. Also, they should be easier to keep clean. Personally, I'm a fan of gloss black calipers. Subtle yet different.
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:16 PM
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End of the day... who cares what anyone else thinks. This is your car, as long as you are happy that's all that matters. Tune out all the opinions and live your life..

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Old 02-08-2019, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Guards_Red_991 View Post
Here's mine before clear coat.

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Old 02-08-2019, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Porsche_nuts View Post
My opinion is that painted smaller calipers just don't look right, almost as if trying too hard to stand out. I think only larger calipers look good in a stand out color.
Normally I would agree with this but I saw yellow painted calipers on a base 911 cab and they looked great! Sure there was extra room between the caliper and the wheel barrel but it was fine.
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:36 PM
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Do as you wish, it's your car and your money. If it makes you happy do so.
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:20 PM
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Iím personally all for it.

I would not do it.

Only though because I once did and it it came out poorly. I was very unhappy with the results.

But if done right, Iím sure Iíd be fine with it.

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Old 02-08-2019, 09:02 PM
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Paint them!
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by LexVan View Post
Paint any color you want. Everyone forgets back in the 993 days (1996-1997) you could order factory calipers in red, black, yellow, and platinum. Long before PCCB and the term poseur.
The good ole days!
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Porsche_nuts View Post
My opinion is that painted smaller calipers just don't look right, almost as if trying too hard to stand out. I think only larger calipers look good in a stand out color.
Have to agree with you.
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:53 PM
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Do what you like, just don't try to pass them off as something else when you go to sell :]
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:19 PM
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I'd previously noticed that our friends at Wheel Dynamics offer a caliper refinishing service and the photos they've posted look pretty darned good.
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:09 AM
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:13 AM
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Let your freak flag fly!
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:25 AM
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Originally Posted by SeeForce View Post
I have a base C2. I am considering having the calipers painted. I simply like the way red or yellow look.

Is painting the calipers equivalent to adding an M badge to a non-M BMW? Is it similar to adding a Turbo emblem to the back of my car? AMG on a non-AMG benz? Fake Rolex? Dying my har? Sock in the trousers?

Advice is needed from the astute membership. What say ye???
If I were you I would buy my set of almost new Red "S" brakes and no one will give you any crap, and you'll sleep better as well.
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:43 AM
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This is an awesome thread. Iím with everyone else. Itís your car so do what makes you happy: donít shape your life by haters opinions!
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