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Painting brakes what color?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Razdds2, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Razdds2

    Razdds2 Member

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    I tried to post a thread previously but apparently it never went through.

    What color brakes do you think would look best on the red MS with silver wheels and original chrome accents?

    Red like everyone else?
    Or something new like yellow, orange, light green, white, or some metallic silver type?
     
  2. electracity

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    Someone should do pink. Probably a female someone, but still someone.

    Opposite the color wheel from red is green, but that gives us Christmas colors.

    I would do red or black with a red car. With a silver or more neutral car I would probably do a deep blue.

    Silver will not show. A deep red could work.
     
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    Just not chartreuse green. Saw a Porsche Panamera with that and it looked really silly.
     
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    Would white brakes with red TESLA lettering look good? It's a silver wheel.
     
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    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    Is this just standard heat paint you get from a can?
     
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    Actually plan to use Plastidip
     
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    I think red would look good in this case.

    For me I'm thinking of what would look best with obsidian black and grey wheels. The red would work, but I'd like yellow for Georgia Tech reasons. I can't decide how it would look.
     
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    Here are some mock-ups. I'm against red because everyone has it, but after seeing it, it might look the best?

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    Plastidip can take that kind of heat? Granted the brakes really don't get much of a work-out if the driver is going for efficiency but the calipers will still get pretty hot.
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    #11 sickfox, Nov 5, 2015
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    if you have a red MS and silver wheels, i think a bright white paint with black lettering would work.

    everyone else has red.

    Here"s mine.
    pearl white
    black wheels with chrome lip
    yellow brembo calipers
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    Nice look!

    Plastidip makes it easy to change out the colors if you don't like it. I think you're right, white brakes would look good on a red car.
     
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    Where would one go to have their calipers painted? Also does the lettering look like Tesla's, is there some template out there they can use? Also how long would it take?

    This thread gets me thinking that painting the calipers may be my next upgrade to my MS. Thanks in advance!

    Peace,
    Father Bill
     
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    We've got the same car on the outside. Changing the brake color would definitely improve the look. But on a red car, red brakes seem overkill.

    Do you know what color wheels you eventually want?
     
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    Check and see if plastidip can handle the heat. I don't think it can but I could be wrong.
     
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    You don't put plasti dip on calipers...
     
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    The reading I've done on plastidip forums suggests there is no issue with it on calipers, and that was on ICE cars.
     

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