I agree about paint on anything but the caliper; it's pretty easy to pop off the spring clip and mask the rest, or unbolt the caliper and remove everything. Makes for a cleaner look.I honestly absolutely love the stock shine of the silver calipers on my OW 17. My vote is like others said, leave it stock. The paint on all the bracketry looks dumb imo, like that picture above with the "acid green" would look fine if all of those brake pad brackets and other sheet metal weren't showing, not to mention the deep deposits where brake dust can collect and can't be cleaned and is going to stand out as seen in that image. Aftermarket calipers, like brembo or wildwood, that are designed to hide the bracketry and come painted from the factory, now those look good. The answer also depends on what else you have going on with your car like wheel color, under hood accents etc,
Regardless, you do you, and I think gold would look great on it. I just did a quick google search for calipers on a red car and some gold ones came up that looked sweet
And you look like a wanna-be BBK owner with a too cheap to do it right ricer kit. No thanks.I don't see mention of caliper covers, so here goes. I was never fond of our calipers painted any color. First off they are just butt ugly to start with, and painting them is like putting lipstick on a pig; still butt ugly. Second; they still collect brake dust and grime. So not only are they butt ugly, they get dirty and stay dirty, and they are difficult to get clean because of all casting pits. So now you have a pig with lipstick that went back out and wallowed in the mud.
Solution; MGP caliper covers. They look nice, stay clean, and are available in different colors in case you don't like red. If you want something more subtle they come in flat black. They are powder coated so they stay clean naturally and are easy to hit with a brush when washing the car.
This X10. The only thing more rice than green painted calipers are caliper covers. Bone stock calipers straight up left the f*** alone look better than either option. Save your money and effort for a big brake kit from someone.
this times 10...
I don't know what a BBK is so I am not the least bit offended. Also, to each his own. These kind of remarks coming from people that think nothing of plastidipping their wheels and hood and putting fake carbon fiber on the interior bits. LOL
Of which I have done none? BBK = Big Brake KitI don't know what a BBK is so I am not the least bit offended. Also, to each his own. These kind of remarks coming from people that think nothing of plastidipping their wheels and hood and putting fake carbon fiber on the interior bits. LOL