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View Poll Results: VO car & black wheels...what should caliper color be?
Valencia orange 12 52.17%
Black 1 4.35%
Silver 1 4.35%
Red 3 13.04%
Blue 3 13.04%
Yellow 1 4.35%
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      12-26-2012, 10:27 AM   #1
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What color to paint my calipers?

Bought some AP Racing calipers and was going to paint them VO to match my car...but am entertaining other color choices....got any good ideas that will rock a VO/black color scheme? I think Red is too Brembo-y and black will be hidden by the rims...other thoughts?

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      12-26-2012, 10:58 AM   #2
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How bold are you willing to go? I think a lot of combinations would look good but some might not fit the taste of most people.
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      12-26-2012, 11:43 AM   #3
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Having bought a bright orange car, being mild-mannered and discretion isn't my biggest virtue...what color do you have in mind?
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Bought some AP Racing calipers and was going to paint them VO to match my car...but am entertaining other color choices....got any good ideas that will rock a VO/black color scheme? I think Red is too Brembo-y and black will be hidden by the rims...other thoughts?

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That is just my opinion of course and a conservative one at that. However, at the end of the day the only thing that matters is that you like it. Good luck.
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Black w/ VO lettering
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      12-31-2012, 05:35 PM   #6
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      12-31-2012, 06:27 PM   #7
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Silver/Chrome - you can look at my Brembos - look absolutely amazing
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IND VO braking system.
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either leave them as they are - i like the matte grey finish - or go for VO - both will look great
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Look great as they are,do they fit with the standard discs?
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Totally ! Bright yellow is the way to go. The best being Lotus's Solar Yellow, but Renault's Jaune Sirius is great, too. Don't like VO calipers on a VO car, a contrasting color would be the best. Blue or gold are other possibilities ...
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How about the same color blue as the new m5 calipers? Or maybe a little lighter color blue with a more satin or matte finish. Just my $0.2
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Black w/ VO lettering
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VO, Black, or leave them silver.
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Thanks guys for all the great suggestions...Really liked the thought of blue but nowadays every car BMW sells as a "M" wanna seems to have blue brakes...I also liked the yellow suggestion but thought it was a little too light for a brake dust magnet, so ended up going VO with black letters...photos coming soon...
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Look great as they are,do they fit with the standard discs?
Not 100% sure but don't think so because calipers are designed for a 36mm disk and as far as I know, OEM are much thinner.

I bought the complete BBK so the disks are much larger in diameter than OEM. I'll photograph the disks side by side for inquiring minds.
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yea the yellow does get dirty quite fast with the brake dust... it looks awesome though. had it done to my golf R: black car, black wheels and yellow brakes...
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Done!!!

Took a long time due to many family and work situations getting in the way of fun but today finally installed them on my 1M...and VO was the color I chose. Now I might rethink having black rims because these calipers look great behind Anthracite wheels.

BTW, these AP Racing brakes are insane...stopping power x3 from OEM...glad I did this mod.
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