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    which caliper color for red car

    Which caliper color would look best? I'm stuck between either all red or all black. Black seems appealing because of the ease of maintenance




    forgot to mention I might add the caliper decal from afterthoughtsauto
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    Red!

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    IMO on these cars it looks tacky unless done right. I would do the rotors silver to start and see how it looks from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    IMO on these cars it looks tacky unless done right. I would do the rotors silver to start and see how it looks from there.
    Silver?? That's tacky as fuck dude. Once you get some better looking wheels(sorry if these are your after market ones lol) either black or chome, hte only color I would go with it Red. Unless you have a black car then paint them black. I think the new vettes are the only cars that can pull off same colored calipers.

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    i went with red calipers with silver brackets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01BLACK-WS6 View Post
    Silver?? That's tacky as fuck dude. Once you get some better looking wheels(sorry if these are your after market ones lol) either black or chome, hte only color I would go with it Red. Unless you have a black car then paint them black. I think the new vettes are the only cars that can pull off same colored calipers.
    No, silver is not tacky. I have the same red car with the same wheels and I have silver calipers. It even looks good with chrome wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    No, silver is not tacky. I have the same red car with the same wheels and I have silver calipers. It even looks good with chrome wheels.
    If you don't mind, do you have any pics?

    And the wheels are what came with the car, sometime down the road I wanna get some c5 or c6 Z06 rims, but that wont be for a pretty long time

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01BLACK-WS6 View Post
    Silver?? That's tacky as fuck dude. Once you get some better looking wheels(sorry if these are your after market ones lol) either black or chome, hte only color I would go with it Red. Unless you have a black car then paint them black. I think the new vettes are the only cars that can pull off same colored calipers.
    ever seen it? if not stfu, silver rotors dont look tacky, i dont know if you know but not the whole rotor turns silver rofl

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    The front calipers and rotors were not painted yet in these pics.





    Here is w/ Chrome wheels


    Here is someone elses car w/ red calipers and black wheels
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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    ever seen it? if not stfu, silver rotors dont look tacky, i dont know if you know but not the whole rotor turns silver rofl
    IMO I wouldn't really bother with silver, they are already silver in color. and I'm talking about doing the calipers

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    The front calipers and rotors were not painted yet in these pics.

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    Here is w/ Chrome wheels
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    Here is someone elses car w/ red calipers and black wheels
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    Are the front ones still the "stock" color? Actually, seeing those pics the rear ones look nice and clean, nothing outlandish or "tacky" about them, I really like it. I think silver with the "Camaro" decal on the caliper would like very clean and subtle

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    i know your talking about doing the calipers, but im saying IMO id leave the calipers the way they are and do the rotors silver, looks clean when the rotors dont have rust on em

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    IMO on these cars it looks tacky unless done right. I would do the rotors silver to start and see how it looks from there.
    I think mine look pretty damn good for a first timer. I painted with them on the car and taped everything off. I cleaned each caliper with mineral spirits, then used a rough grit, then fine grit paper to sand them, then painted 2 coats. Not showcar quality but better than nothing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    ever seen it? if not stfu, silver rotors dont look tacky, i dont know if you know but not the whole rotor turns silver rofl
    STFU?? wow

    I see them everyday.... They are already silver/grey dip shit. I've also seen them PAINTED silver. They don't stand out worth a damn. Red does. If he is going to paint them he obviously wants them to STAND OUT. Silver behind silver isn't the best choice for his wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01ws6er View Post
    I think mine look pretty damn good for a first timer. I painted with them on the car and taped everything off. I cleaned each caliper with mineral spirits, then used a rough grit, then fine grit paper to sand them, then painted 2 coats. Not showcar quality but better than nothing...

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    Looks good. Red is going to look good basically on any color. Honestly, I don't see how people can mess it up? Maybe on a honda...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01BLACK-WS6 View Post
    STFU?? wow

    I see them everyday.... They are already silver/grey dip shit. I've also seen them PAINTED silver. They don't stand out worth a damn. Red does. If he is going to paint them he obviously wants them to STAND OUT. Silver behind silver isn't the best choice for his wheels.
    rotors are already silver? stock the part that doesnt touch the brake pad rusts, thats wut im telling him to spray silver and IMO i dont like red calipers on these cars "dip shit"........never once did i tell him to do his calipers silver

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    here some pics with red and silver


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    guess it depends on the rims...silver rims: red calipers. black rims, silver or red would work. I do like the polished with Red bracket though!

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