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      02-13-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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Any Custom BBK Color, What would you choose?

So my Stoptech 355mm big brake kit is currently being shipped to Vivid Racing to be painted. So I have the opportunity to get it done in any custom color I want and I was thinking how often do you get that chance! Normally you have to choose one of the 3 manufacturer preset colors. Before everyone says "choose for yourself" ect., there are a few factors I would like to take opinions on:

The reason I am getting a BBK is for the track and autocross, if I get a bright color will it get destroyed from that kind of usage? I only put 3000 miles on the car a year so it shouldn't have excessive dust otherwise. The current color scheme on my car is the classic AW / black E90 with matte black track rims and gun metal stock wheels, I also have pretty dark tint all the way around. Another factor here is that I am only going with a front BBK, so not sure if its gonna look funny to have bright front calipers and nothing in the back. My custom racing number will also be the same color as the calipers.

So IF bright colors will hold up fine from track usage AND I don't think it will look funny to only have the fronts painted THEN I would definately like to go with a bright color. Bright red (everyone has this though, almost negating the fact that I can get ANY custom color), Ferrari Yellow (which is what they are currently painted, so I could just have them touched up), electric blue, like the M3 blue or that color IND painted some calipers (Mexican Blue?) are the front runners. But I would also consider green or orange. Again full custom, any color that exists will work! Too many choices. What do you all think!? Any experience with cleaning / discoloring tracked calipers!?
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Pink. Do pink. No one has done pink calipers on an E9X yet.
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Do you plan on lowering the car?

If I was you I would go with this colour, no questions.



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Pink. Do pink. No one has done pink calipers on an E9X yet.
JDM STI Cherry Blossom Pink
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I think yellow would look good on white
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I've always loved metallic bright blue colors when it comes to BBK's similar to the ISF's factory blue paint...
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I have mine in MCB. I would go with either blue or Yellow.
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Do you plan on lowering the car?

If I was you I would go with this colour, no questions.



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Are you talking about the color of the car or the color of the caliper???

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I think yellow would look good on white
As it stands right now, Ferrari yellow is my default.

You guys don't think they yellow is going to get stained black from brake dust baked on at Laguna Seca?
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JDM STI Cherry Blossom Pink


Jokes aside, here is a friend's calipers. A bit of a before and after. Shows how hot his front brakes get in comparison to the rear, both brakes were the same color at the beginning of the day.

Choose your colors wisely.


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How about a natural anodize? Wont stand out much though, but will handle the heat and dust better than painted. Wont cause an imbalanced look front to rear either. Just my 2 cents.
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Are you talking about the color of the car or the color of the caliper???
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Jokes aside, here is a friend's calipers. A bit of a before and after. Shows how hot his front brakes get in comparison to the rear, both brakes were the same color at the beginning of the day.

Choose your colors wisely.

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That is really bad!!! I wonder what they look liked after he cleaned them!? Because yellow is going to get destroyed because it is so bright/light.

It is stuff like that that makes me think that royal blue or electric blue may look good and not get as destroyed after track days.
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get an atlantis blue, someone on here has them I think I'll try to find a pic

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I went through the same dilemma before I settled on yellow on my AW with black wheels. Here are some quick color samples (photoshopped) to give you a sense of different colors with white on black. Hopefully it helps you figure out what you want.

(And these fine photos are from EAS. I hope it's ok that I used them. Left their watermark in tact as a source.)
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That is really bad!!! I wonder what they look liked after he cleaned them!? Because yellow is going to get destroyed because it is so bright/light.

It is stuff like that that makes me think that royal blue or electric blue may look good and not get as destroyed after track days.
I helped him bleed his brakes today and we cleaned the calipers off with a bit of brake cleaner since some fluid had boiled out and cooked on the caliper. The brakes look no different whatsoever, fronts were brown and rears were gold.
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I went through the same dilemma before I settled on yellow on my AW with black wheels. Here are some quick color samples (photoshopped) to give you a sense of different colors with white on black. Hopefully it helps you figure out what you want.

(And these fine photos are from EAS. I hope it's ok that I used them. Left their watermark in tact as a source.)
Thank you so much for the photoshop!!!! Let me know if your ever traveling to Monterey and I'll see which strings I can pull for you!

So I am leaning towards a bright, but still somewhat dark blue. Like a little darker than the blue in the EAS photos. I think it may have the bright good looks and still hold up under some track brake dust stain. Too bad this wasn't a show car, or else I would have to go Ferrari yellow. But then, what's fun about a show car!
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Do the calipers the same color as the new M5
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Atlantis blue and dont look back. stunning in person.
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Yellow would get my vote
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