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What colour to paint the brake calipers?
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  • Silver

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  • Gold

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  • Red

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Thread: What colour to paint the brake calipers?

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    Turbine Wheel Connoissuer Dereck's Avatar
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    Question What colour to paint the brake calipers?

    Hi Guys

    After shining up the Marauder I noticed how pitiful the brake calipers (rear shown) looked through the wheels so was wondering what colour if any you all think I should paint them?



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    black

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    Hi Dereck

    Red is good, it just seems to "work". I need to do the ones on my GMGT now.

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    I voted black. Silver would have been my second choice.
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    I like red, IMO it would look killer offsetting the black paint
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    Red is my vote!
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    black... a Marauder is supposed to be black.

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    Black or red.... red leans toward ricer types though.. I think either would look good, I would just prefer black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hemihotrod402 View Post
    I like red, IMO it would look killer offsetting the black paint
    thats what i thaught too
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    deep purple



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    Hi Dereck,

    As I said before, since I don't see polished or chromed I'd say BLACK!

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    P.S. white sidewalls would look good too...
    Last edited by 78Marquis; 07-31-2010 at 09:41 PM.

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    I voted for Gold. Silver would be my 2nd choice.
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    Cast Blast, the only way to go, you have a no nonsense car it should have no nonsense painted brakes. Cast Blast gives them that brand new look without the brand new price.

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    +1, no point in having another nice car looking ghey.
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    Hi Guys

    I am running this same poll on three different forums and here are the results so far;

    Number of views = 629
    Number of votes = 96 (Why the **** can't people vote if they have gone to the effort to view a poll?)

    Black = 36 votes
    Silver = 10 votes
    Gold = 3 votes
    Red = 38 votes
    Green = 3 votes
    Au naturel = 6 votes

    Marauder guys have cast the most votes and are voting red while Lincoln and Grand Marquis guys are voting for black.

    I have had suggestions of blue and purple but I can't remember actually seeing them as a choice on the poll

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    Dereck
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    so the real choice is do you want it to stand out or not. If so... red. If not... black.

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    Bronze hammertone.
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    I wouldn't go with red. Just because everyone else has red. I may end up changing mine soon.

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