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Old 10-23-2011, 07:52 PM
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I'm going to rebuild the calipers and powdercoat them at the same time. I've seen at least one Silver 993 with light blue calipers and I think it looked great. However, with my gunmetal center wheels I am thinking a bright silver or red might look best?
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:48 PM
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Red!!!

I have a Polar Silver 993, and that's on my to-do list.
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I'd say NOT light blue.
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:04 PM
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Yeah... gotta be red. Then red seatbelts.... then......
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I don't think you can go wrong with either color. I like my red calipers with the steel gray wheel centers, though I've also considered blue - especially after seeing Darin's calipers @ RRIV. Polar silver supports the blue accent well.

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Based on your wheel colour I would go red. Darin's car (FisterD) looks great with the blue calipers, but his are big reds (calipers - not colour) and he's got Speedlines. Here is my recent thread showing my caliper rebuild, amongst other things.

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Old 10-23-2011, 09:33 PM
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I guess I need to look at Darin's light blue calipers-I'm having trouble picturing.
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:34 PM
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R E D !!
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Ed Hughes View Post
I guess I need to look at Darin's light blue calipers-I'm having trouble picturing.
Here you go - snapped this pic at the FD Motorsports Shop Party on 9/24.
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I agonized over this decision and finally decided on red:

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Old 10-24-2011, 01:12 AM
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Blue for PS, Red for AS. Course that's just me.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:57 AM
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I've been debating color too.
My car is Polar and would be 100% red all the way if my interior was not Flamenco Red - more of a burgundy to dark red.
Part of me does not think it is going to matter, part is worried about the 2 reds clashing.
Even though they are not big reds, I like the idea of the factory red on the refinish. I have considered the Darin-blues, yellow, and sliver.
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:14 PM
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:07 PM
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I love the look of the light blue but with those wheels I'd match the calipers to the paint. Maybe go with a light blue Porsche decal?
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:09 PM
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Polar Silver has a bluish tint to it so the blue calipers really look awesome, but on Arctic, Red or Yellow really looks great IMHO. Of course, I'm the guy that put SY calipers against Arena Red ... so there's that.
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