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      02-03-2009, 12:55 AM   #1
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Thoughts on M Decals on stock calipers?



I have a few of these "M" stickers, very high quality and in a few different sizes.

Originally, I wanted to paint my calipers red and then put those stickers on, and then clearcoat them on.

One of the shops I use, suggested I leave them black, put the sticker on and just clear coat them for a cleaner, less cheesy look he said.

What do you guys think?

Also, if I go red...do I go "Brembo Red", or match my "Fox Red Interior RED?"
ALSO, not sure what to do with the rear calipers as they are smaller and I have smaller sticker for the caliper but not sure if it would look right.


Thoughts...? Opinions??
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I have them on mine (black). I think it looks pretty good with the black background. Very subtle.
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I have them on mine (black). I think it looks pretty good with the black background. Very subtle.
can you post a pic? are they clearcoated?

and what did you do on the rear calipers?
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looks nice both ways... red would look good too. But if red do brembo red
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My calipers in white.


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I think they look good
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My calipers in white.


what about rears?pics?
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wow white calipers look great! i was thinking of painting my calipers too... i think i'll be going for a plain red without any decals. i am afraid the decal would just flake off (even after clearcoating) when the calipers get really hot.
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wow white calipers look great! i was thinking of painting my calipers too... i think i'll be going for a plain red without any decals. i am afraid the decal would just flake off (even after clearcoating) when the calipers get really hot.
Meh...not for me personally. Red or Black are my two options!
Also, with the above white calipers - I think it would look a lot better if the sticker was clear, so it didnt have a black background. The stickers I have are clear background, so it will show the caliper color underneath the "M"

Thats impossible to happen. In order for the decals to flake off, the clearcoat will have to flake first, which won't happen unless the body shop is a noooby!

So I wouldn't worry about that, AT ALL!
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Hey SlammedM3,

Where did you get your decals? Can you post a link? I'm having a hard time finding some good ones.
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Hey SlammedM3,

Where did you get your decals? Can you post a link? I'm having a hard time finding some good ones.

http://xenonmods.com/xenonmods_bmw_items.htm

I sent the guy like $40-$50 bucks
and he sent me a shitload of sizes
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Also, where are you sticking the decals on, brake pads? Or is it an actual caliper piece?
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Also, where are you sticking the decals on, brake pads? Or is it an actual caliper piece?
As you can see from the pictures posted, both in blue and white.
They are on the calipers!
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looks nice both ways... red would look good too. But if red do brembo red
You think?
But keep in mind my, when my top is down you see my Fox Red Interior, and its completely different from Brembo Red!

So I dont know how that would look, thats why Im considering Black now too!
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What color you gonna do it ?
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All white M stickers, just stickers on the calipers and see how it looks.
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All white M stickers, just stickers on the calipers and see how it looks.
You mean the stickers will be all white ///M stickers?
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Arent you guys worried about heat issues by effectively not letting your calipers cool?
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You mean the stickers will be all white ///M stickers?
Yeah, I liked this one.

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Arent you guys worried about heat issues by effectively not letting your calipers cool?
no ?
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Yeah, I liked this one.

Ohh, I didn't like that!
too small and looks kind of cheap to be honest. the 1st pic I posted , of the blue calipers is the nicest IMO
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