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      03-20-2008, 12:15 AM   #1
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Red Brake Calipers for the 1

Does anyone know where I can order these?
Or do I need to paint them,

I'm basically clueless.

But my 135i is black with coral red leather, and i think the red brake calipers would add a really subtle, but badass touch to the car.
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      03-20-2008, 01:08 AM   #2
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YES
great colour choice, that was mine too...
they used to just spray paint them when i was in high school
but that was on much cheaper cars haha
plus ithink these say bmw on them...
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      03-20-2008, 01:30 AM   #3
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yeah, it does say BMW on it,

maybe i can cover the BMW part and spray paint the rest. i'll see.
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      03-20-2008, 02:00 AM   #4
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They have special paint for calipers, make sure you buy that. Dont spray them with a regular rattle can the high temps will ruin it.
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      03-20-2008, 07:28 AM   #5
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I would think that since these are painted gray already with what looks like pretty glossy paint, that you will not be able to just clean and paint them like other cars. You will need to scuff or remove the existing paint first for a good bond.
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      03-20-2008, 10:33 AM   #6
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You also might be able to disassemble the calipers and get them powder coated for better durability.
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      03-20-2008, 05:02 PM   #7
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On the 911, before the installation of the twin turbo brakes, I painted my calipers yellow with the special high temperature caliper paint. The aftermarket paint can't deal with the heat and lightened up considerably with a brown tinge to it... Of course if you don't take your car to the track, it probably would not be a problem.

I don't think you have to disassemble them to get them powder coated. Only very good masking is necessary. The temperature that powder coating gets to is nowhere near what the seals see on the track.
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      03-20-2008, 05:38 PM   #8
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Price estimate for getting it powdercoated?
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      03-24-2008, 04:13 PM   #9
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I just had all four wheels done for $300 including prep with sandblasting. I going to have some motorcycle rearsets done for a buddy and they wanted $25 for them. So kinda had to say maybe $125 range for all 4.:iono:
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      03-24-2008, 06:05 PM   #10
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Thank you kind sir.
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      03-25-2008, 04:04 AM   #11
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VHT. I did it. It sucked. Good luck with that. You will most likely void the coverage on the brakes too, if you removed them outside of service. Don't want to mess with free brakes. Could look bitchin though.
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      03-25-2008, 10:41 AM   #12
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okay, voiding the warranty is something I do not want to do. lol

Ultimate Service actually is worth it.
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      03-25-2008, 10:54 AM   #13
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They can just be painted with out removing them, I did my on my MINI but after seeing them in person on the 1, I decided they look pretty good as they are.
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      04-04-2008, 04:57 PM   #14
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I painted the calipers on my Z4 with G2 manufacturing Brake Caliper paint. It is an epoxy base paint; you have to mix two parts. Four years later they look new with no chips, scratches or stains. I took my calipers off the rotors but did not disconnect the fluid lines. BMW replaced my brakes under the service program with no questions ask.
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      04-04-2008, 05:02 PM   #15
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I don't think you have to disassemble them to get them powder coated. Only very good masking is necessary. The temperature that powder coating gets to is nowhere near what the seals see on the track.
If this is true, the paint will melt at track temperatures.
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      04-04-2008, 08:29 PM   #16
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just like that post about swapping the headlights for no-amber european spec ones... I think this mod is not worth it.

Read this out loud to yourself a minimum of 100 times, and repeat daily:
THE CAR IS ALREADY PERFECT.
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      04-04-2008, 10:08 PM   #17
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I'm not trying to be rude, but this entire forum section is on cosmetic modification. If you think the car is already perfect, then why are you here to tell me this because everyone who is modding their car simply hold different opinions on that issue.
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      04-05-2008, 12:32 AM   #18
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I know, I didn't mean it in general, as in "there is no need to ever modify anything about this car".
I meant it for use when you can't proceed with a certain mod or some good idea turns out not to be feasible; for peace of mind purposes. I did not mean the car in stock condition, I meant your car, at that particular point in time, from the point of view of a 1addict.
As I said earlier, I ordered the same colour and would like myself to perform this mod; I suppose typing it removed the humour from it.
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