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      05-23-2018, 08:56 AM   #1
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Greetings All,
Just wanted some advice/opinions. I'm going to paint the brake calipers on my Estoril Blu II, 2018 340i MSport. What color do you guys think will look the best. I know that the track handling package has the M Blue color brakes and I'm not sure how well that will look against the EBII exterior paint? Not sure if Red or Yellow or Gold would look nicer. What do you guys think? I would love the feedback. Thanks!
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Rocket red, which is a bright red with a slight hint of orange. the orange one pops also, though. wheel face/spoke design and color also makes a difference.
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that's a tough choice, but the red on blue combo is so hard to beat & looks so good! that would be my vote
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Personally I would go with EB II metallic (oem color of the blue calipers) or yellow with your car

Imo red and orange look out of place on blue car they look best on gray or black cars
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The wheels are 19" Style 704M, so the calipers will be very visible. I bought the bright blu caliper paint because local auto store did not have the yellow. Yellow was my first choice. Thank you guys for the feedback, i enjoy hearing others opinions. I will post pic of car with painted calipers when I actually get the car end of June I hope. Its a factory build coming from Munich.
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Greetings All,
Just wanted some advice/opinions. I'm going to paint the brake calipers on my Estoril Blu II, 2018 340i MSport. What color do you guys think will look the best. I know that the track handling package has the M Blue color brakes and I'm not sure how well that will look against the EBII exterior paint? Not sure if Red or Yellow or Gold would look nicer. What do you guys think? I would love the feedback. Thanks!
I have orange calipers and love the look
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Iím partial to orange myself
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Personally if yours comes with the factory blue finished calipers I wouldn't paint them, your DIY will never last as long as the original finish.

That being said I would go RED as others have said but I'm biased
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Metallic yellow looks nice with blue. Personally i'd just stick to whatever color they came out of the factory. If i could get grey/silver, i'd probably go for that over blue
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I would do red. But im bias as i have coral red interior on my EB. Another choice would be yellow/gold.
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Don't do it !!! Painted sliding calipers (rear brakes) look cheap.


Just buy M-Perf brakes. Look for used set if money is tight.
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I went with Porsche Acid Green
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I went with Porsche Acid Green
that is sick!

is yours the full m performance kit or did you upgrade just the rears?
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that is sick!

is yours the full m performance kit or did you upgrade just the rears?
thanks.

i upgraded the rears. found some on ebay for a decent price and bought all new rotors and pads all around. stuck with 340mm in front and bumped the rears up to 345mm since you don't have to change the dust shield.
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thanks.

i upgraded the rears. found some on ebay for a decent price and bought all new rotors and pads all around. stuck with 340mm in front and bumped the rears up to 345mm since you don't have to change the dust shield.
did you get the calipers powdercoated? if so, did you also take them apart and rebuild completely? mind if i ask how much the project ran you in total?

trying to decide between upgrading rears with a custom color, or shelling out for the mp kit. with the ebay deals for $12-1300 mp brakes gone, i'm leaning towards upgrading just the rears.

OP, sorry for slight thread derailment. As for caliper color, I think pretty much any color but the orange looks good to me (too much like Florida lol)
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did you get the calipers powdercoated? if so, did you also take them apart and rebuild completely? mind if i ask how much the project ran you in total?

trying to decide between upgrading rears with a custom color, or shelling out for the mp kit. with the ebay deals for $12-1300 mp brakes gone, i'm leaning towards upgrading just the rears.

OP, sorry for slight thread derailment. As for caliper color, I think pretty much any color but the orange looks good to me (too much like Florida lol)
no, i had them painted because i specifically wanted porsche acid green. to my quick internet search, there's no powder that color. i saw some people mix powders and get close, but i didn't want to hate life if they came out slightly off.

i think i got the rear calipers for $250ish on ebay.

the rotors/pads are pretty standard. i didn't really include them in the price since i needed to service my brakes anyway. i went with zimmerman rotors and oem m-performance pads. the pads are meh.

since the calipers were painted, they didn't have to be taken apart. the seals were just taped up. that was $500. porsche paint aint cheap!
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no, i had them painted because i specifically wanted porsche acid green. to my quick internet search, there's no powder that color. i saw some people mix powders and get close, but i didn't want to hate life if they came out slightly off.

i think i got the rear calipers for $250ish on ebay.

the rotors/pads are pretty standard. i didn't really include them in the price since i needed to service my brakes anyway. i went with zimmerman rotors and oem m-performance pads. the pads are meh.

since the calipers were painted, they didn't have to be taken apart. the seals were just taped up. that was $500. porsche paint aint cheap!
mind sending a link to where you got the brembo stickers in both sizes?
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mind sending a link to where you got the brembo stickers in both sizes?
the body shop that painted them had them made for me. the ones i ordered on ebay were too long. i'll try to find out the size.
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