Callipers

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Joere07
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Callipers

Post by Joere07 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:09 pm

Hi guys,

I’ve recently bought a 2017 XE R-Sport in dark grey. It has really nice 19” black alloys and I’m very tempted to paint the callipers red (creative I know :lol: ) to match the red centre badge.

I’m just wondering what people think of this aesthetically? I’ve asked my friends and colleagues and had mixed answers - some saying it would look nice and sporty, others saying it’s too much of a ‘classy’ car to be messing with bright calipers

What do you guys think? I’m really torn

Thank you in advance

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Re: Callipers

Post by BOBCDP » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:57 pm

Ah the old question. To paint them or not to paint them and if you paint them, what colour should they be? If it floats your boat, paint them. Personally I think it looks a bit naff but then it would be a dull old world if we all liked the same thing. Easy enough to do so if you like the look of it go ahead and get the brushes out.
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Paulclarkie
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Re: Callipers

Post by Paulclarkie » Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:58 pm

Under 40 paint otherwise don't =)
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Kaikoura
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Re: Callipers

Post by Kaikoura » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:19 pm

If you leave them long enough they will be red with rust :D
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DABroke
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Re: Callipers

Post by DABroke » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:30 pm

My car is a MY20 in Carpathian Grey and I added the option of the larger discs with red brake callipers. Although I don't have black wheels, I think they really do look good and I'm so glad I opted for them.

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lexie
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Re: Callipers

Post by lexie » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:32 pm

Should look nice against your black wheels.
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Re: Callipers

Post by BruceTheQuail » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:47 pm

I like red painted calipers, I have on both my Jags (black venoms on the XE, graphite Vorsteiner VF103 on the F Type) and actually I am over 50. It would be a nice flash of colour against the grey car, also they do look great where you have black wheels which can look blobby especially if they have thick spokes, and need something to break them up.

I had the calipers painted on one of my XFs by the tyre shop guys with caliper paint, that worked fine but doesnt look as good as powdercoating. I had my grey calipers on the XKR painted red with the G2 caliper paint system which is meant to be great. It was fine as well, maybe it would work better there if you can source it in the UK as when I bought it in they removed the coating bottle probably because of flammability concerns.

Personally I would get a tradie to do it, though plenty of people do it themselves with great results.
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Re: Callipers

Post by Jeff123 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:12 pm

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This is the look you want; but, not the price-tag...

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Re: Callipers

Post by BruceTheQuail » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:16 pm

These are pretty close. Had to get rid of the rotors coz they were noisy

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Re: Callipers

Post by BruceTheQuail » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:18 pm

But here is our xe with black wheels and red callipers. Breaks up the blackness

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2020 XE P300 HSE R-dynamic in Firenze lotsa goodies incl RWD!
Daily driver - F Type V6 S in IRR with many chav accoutrements, pulley and tune
Gone but still loved - 2016 XE 25T R-sport in IRR

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