1998 E36 318ic S, alum/silver coupe silver wheel what colour for calipers??

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    my car is alum/silver and has silver 325 sport wheels, just wondering if any1 had good idea's on what colour i could paint them?? i normally paint them silver but looking for sumit diff

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    Hi Cheezy, moved this thread to the detailing section for you

    My vote would be Silver or Black.

    I did my calipers black
     
     

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    I did mine silver with a proper caliper painting kit....

     
     

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    Bright red gets my vote every time, if it's good enough for Ferrari......
     
     

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    Obviously the colour of your car and your personal taste are always a big factor here, but one we all seem to forget is the style of your alloys...

    I think this plays a big part.
    For example, how blatant do you want the splash of colour to be?

    If you have wide-spaced 5 spoke alloys, the calipers will be VERY visible, so you may not want a bright colour that stands out strongly, red may look too much, but a clean black or gray could look quite professional.

    However, with the multi-spoke MV1/2 alloys, the caliper isn't as obvious, red will just peak through the gaps and be subtle enough, but the clean effect of the black/gray may be totally lost and not worth the job.

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    My opinion is brakes are there for stopping the car, the only time you need to show them off is if you have a big brake conversion Other than that keep them looking tidy so as not to draw attention to them from other detailing changes you may have made to your car.

    IMO you don't want to spend in excess of 800 quid on a set of spanking new wheels and tyres just for someone like myself to comment on bright red calipers pointing through them

     
     

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    I go for black. Unless you have huge brakes with brembo calipers then there isn't a point in showing them off.

    Its like when you see people who painted drum brakes bright blue or red :( fail.
     
     

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    cheers guys, i think my alooys are the mv2's or something like that, newer style wheel's,

    i just went ahead and painted them silver dont think you can go wrong with silver, they came from factory like that!!

    cheers ppl!!!
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