Painted calipers... poser-ish or ok? - Page 3 - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums

Notices
991
Sponsored by:

Painted calipers... poser-ish or ok?

 
Old 02-08-2019, 06:10 PM
  #31  
ahung
User
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 13
Default

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.
ahung is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 06:16 PM
  #32  
Damon88
User
 
Damon88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 108
Default

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..

D
Damon88 is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 07:15 PM
  #33  
Thor's
User
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: South Eastern US
Posts: 25
Default

Originally Posted by Guards_Red_991 View Post
Here's mine before clear coat.


Thor's is online now  
Old 02-08-2019, 07:28 PM
  #34  
achtung6
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
achtung6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Mill Valley, CA
Posts: 201
Default

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.
achtung6 is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 07:36 PM
  #35  
2010panny4S
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
2010panny4S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: BayArea
Posts: 268
Default

Do as you wish, it's your car and your money. If it makes you happy do so.
2010panny4S is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 08:20 PM
  #36  
superdog
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 51
Default

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.

superdog is online now  
Old 02-08-2019, 09:02 PM
  #37  
Code
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Code's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,161
Default

Paint them!
Code is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 09:16 PM
  #38  
991carreradriver
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
991carreradriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Northeast
Posts: 1,392
Default

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!
991carreradriver is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 10:04 PM
  #39  
Bobby 911
User
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 377
Default

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.
Bobby 911 is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 10:53 PM
  #40  
jkfuel
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
jkfuel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: TX
Posts: 309
Default

Do what you like, just don't try to pass them off as something else when you go to sell :]
jkfuel is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 11:19 PM
  #41  
StormRune
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
StormRune's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 3,362
Default

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.
https://wheeldynamics.com/brake-calipers.html
StormRune is offline  
Old 02-09-2019, 12:09 AM
  #42  
bkrantz
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
bkrantz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: SW Colorado
Posts: 2,430
Default

It is bling, but its your bling. I say do what you like.
bkrantz is offline  
Old 02-09-2019, 01:13 AM
  #43  
jennifer911
User
 
jennifer911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Canada
Posts: 333
Default

Let your freak flag fly!
jennifer911 is offline  
Old 02-09-2019, 01:25 AM
  #44  
Bob Z.
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Bob Z.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Marineland FL
Posts: 1,903
Default

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.
Bob Z. is offline  
Old 02-09-2019, 02:43 AM
  #45  
jimwood
User
 
jimwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 284
Default

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!
jimwood is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us About Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: