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      06-20-2013, 07:27 PM   #1
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Look what I did to my brake caliper

I was bored last weekend, just sat there staring at my car wondering what can I do to classy it up without spending a lot of money. This is what I came up with, took me about 5 hours. What do you think?

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      06-20-2013, 07:34 PM   #2
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colored and put a sticker/plaque on it? im confused ...
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      06-20-2013, 07:37 PM   #3
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The badge is going to get destroyed very quickly between the heat and brake dust, but the caliper paint looks nice - hopefully that was high temp paint not just EBII touch up paint.
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      06-20-2013, 07:41 PM   #4
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Color fine, badge=bad idea. If you insist on adding M badges, you need a high temp vinyl sticker which they sell on eBay.
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      06-20-2013, 07:42 PM   #5
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I was just assuming the OP's post was a joke... if its NOT a joke, well I guess.. wow lol
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      06-20-2013, 08:00 PM   #6
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I applaud his creativity. If he likes it that's all that matters.

I really like the blue break calipers. I want the performance break pads from BMW but they don't have the blue ones in the US.

Congrats on the mod! Enjoy it man.
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The paint I used is from dupli-color, in a spray can. Could not find heat resistant paint in EB II. I cleaned the caliper very well then used zinc oxide primer. Then 4 coats paint and 3 coats clear. I was surprised that the caliper really does not get that hot, curious if the paint will cook. If the badge melts, I can always remove it. Maybe the picture is a little too close, I think this one looks better.
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      06-20-2013, 08:17 PM   #8
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Looks good but take off the badge, too busy.
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      06-20-2013, 08:31 PM   #9
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Looks good but take off the badge, too busy.
I agree, the color looks awesome but the badge makes it look like you're trying too hard.
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      06-20-2013, 08:43 PM   #10
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Color looks great. Have to agree on the badge. Actually the badge just looks really cheap looking.
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I was just assuming the OP's post was a joke... if its NOT a joke, well I guess.. wow lol
Since I guess the post was real, I also like the color a lot. Good job on that. I really do not like the badge there though. It looks cartoonish in that location to me.
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      06-20-2013, 10:51 PM   #12
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      06-21-2013, 12:48 AM   #13
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Paint looks great. Hope it holds up. As far the badge, you couldn't remove that quick enough.
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      06-21-2013, 12:54 AM   #14
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wouldnt the badge melt?
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      06-21-2013, 01:09 AM   #15
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Dude, the adhesive is going to melt and may cause a hazzard to your breaks and especially your safety~
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very nice job. I for one actually don't mind the ///M badge at all
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      06-21-2013, 03:43 AM   #17
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As far the badge, you couldn't remove that quick enough.
Pretty much sums it up.

Also, you need to line up the roundel with the //M badge on the alloy. Schoolboy error but we'll let you off
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Didnt read the while thread. So
Much did you spend on these mperformance brakes? Are these from an m3?
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      06-21-2013, 03:58 AM   #19
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As far the badge, you couldn't remove that quick enough.
Pretty much sums it up.

Also, you need to line up the roundel with the //M badge on the alloy. Schoolboy error but we'll let you off
I think thats from the factory. Or did your car come in a box with instructions too?
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I painted the brake calipers of my Toyota Celica.......... in the beginning of the '90s.


On a BMW in 2013?

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      06-21-2013, 08:03 AM   #21
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Brake.
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Call me petty, but the huge number of people here using "break" when they mean "brake" always grates with me. Nothing worse than grating breaks..err..brakes.
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The brake caliper looks good, but I don't like the ///M badge.
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