Which colour to paint calipers on red XE?

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Which colour to paint calipers on red XE?

Post by Jammiedodger23 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:17 pm

As title, which colour do you think is best to paint the calipers on an Italian Racing Red XE? I'm thinking either silver, black or colour matched to the car as I don't want anything that's going to stand out. Any pics would be appreciated. Thanks.
2015 Jaguar XE GTDi 240 R-Sport Auto, Italian Racing Red: https://www.xeforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=9452

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Re: Which colour to paint calipers on red XE?

Post by BruceTheQuail » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:36 pm

Hi, I think it depends on what style and colour of wheel you have, also whether you have the black pack.

I have two IRR cars with red calipers and even though there is a difference in the reds it doesnt bother me. Both of my cars have black or charcoal wheels. Looks fantastic.

If I had silver wheels I would still go red, but if red is too much I would go black especially if you have the black pack. I wouldnt bother with silver as it doesnt seem worth the effort since they are silver anyway. I had silver/grey on my XKR and had them redone. To red.

I wouldnt have black calipers if you have black wheels, makes it look like a black block of steel wheel.
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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Re: Which colour to paint calipers on red XE?

Post by BruceTheQuail » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:40 pm

Irr and red

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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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Re: Which colour to paint calipers on red XE?

Post by Jammiedodger23 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:34 pm

Yeah I agree that the black and silver are probably too safe so I'm going to go with colour coded red to match the car. Your car's look awesome btw as I'm sure you already know :D
2015 Jaguar XE GTDi 240 R-Sport Auto, Italian Racing Red: https://www.xeforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=9452

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Re: Which colour to paint calipers on red XE?

Post by BruceTheQuail » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:16 pm

Thank you very much, it's always nice to hear!

Colour coded is a good choice because the difference in reds is noticeable (but not annoying to me at least).
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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