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Old 9th April 2006
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Default Painted Brake Calipers

As the weather was good today, I finally got around to painting the front brake calipers on my car. I think they look good. What do you think?

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Very nice!

I knew someone who got new calipers, painted them to match the car then discovered he's bought the wrong ones!
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Hehe, at first I was like "SILVER!? Why SILVER!?" Then you showed the picture with the whole region and the wheel and body. Very very nice! I may have to do that myself...
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Very nice, did you do the rears also?

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No I didn't, but that's only because I didn't have enough time. Next time I've got a spare couple of hours when it's dry and I'll do it.
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they look great
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I can't seem to stop looking at them now as they look so good. Just wish they were Brmbo or AP Racing ones though!
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Just wish they were Brmbo or AP Racing ones though!
I wished really hard and.................

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Aren't they on backwards though???

Am kidding!!!
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Aren't they on backwards though???

Am kidding!!!
Hey we have already decided that its the back ones that are on backwards

Saab's genuine Viggen discs are not handed, so one will always be on "wrong"............apparently

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still waiting for mine
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Just done the rears.

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That looks great .... any details on how you did it?

Also, how did you get SAAB on them?

That looks really sharp!

I had paint that I bought when I had my black 900 ... I guess I'll have to get me some silver paint now that I have a silver car!
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The logo is high-temp decal sticker.

I bought the decals of a company on eBay last June. They were selling paint kits and decals for other cars so I asked if they could do it for mine. They asked me to measure the maximum length on the smallest caliper and asked whether I wanted them straight or curved.

They now sell the decal kits for Saabs as standard on eBay in many colours.

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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d..._BIN_Stores_IT

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There's a job I may get round to one day, but I don't know what colour . Would like them to match the body colour, but that's black so might be a bit dull, and red when they're aren't perfomance calipers might make it/me look a bit silly.

Maybe I'll just have to get the WP brake upgrade....
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Would like them to match the body colour, but that's black so might be a bit dull
Dull?
I think the word your looking for is stealthy







Note to self: must take some better piccies of wheels & calipers
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After reding your post and seeing your pics, I did the same thing... we have the same car, same color, same bodykit and very similar alloys...



I know the car is filthy but...

This is actually just a test, I wanted to see how how calipers become and how badly standard paint would last. Yes, I just scrubbed the calipers, brake-cleaned 'em then painted with STANDARD touch-up metallic PAINT - the same can I had bought to paint my mirrors color coded, before ditching that idea- 5 a can.
600km later, I still can't see and flaw in the paint, only some brake dust deposited on the lower art of the front calipers.

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Dull?
I think the word your looking for is stealthy
Hmm. Maybe... black with blue lettering (as the wheel cap has the blue Griffin logo). Actually maybe blue calipers
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What do you think would look good with my Scarab Green 9-3?
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Oooh! Yellow! Nah, just kidding, I'd go for black but, if you could match your wheel colour, that would do.
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