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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:17 pm    Post subject: C2 brake refurb - keep the black or go red? Reply with quote

I'm a big fan of Pro-Calipers and am thinking of sending my non-S 993 C2's calipers to them for a refurb including powder coat. The calipers are, of course, currently OEM black. Question: should I stick with black, or go for Porsche red? The car is Midnight Blue and I think red would look nice. But then it might look like I'm pretending the brakes are Big Reds which they aren't.
I realise this is classic "first world problem" stuff but what do fellow forum members think? Red? Black? Something else?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’d go red. Most can’t tell the difference between big reds and stds painted red.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely red. Most can't tell the difference and anyway it's not about pretending to be BRs, they just look better in red.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went black but wish I’d gone red.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine are in need of refurb and I’ve been thinking red too. Again not pretending to be BRs. Also thought that yellow might look good on midnight blue...and Porsche didn’t do ceramics in those days.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went red then wished I stayed black so changed them back - ‘back in black’
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m contemplating putting my clear indicators back on instead of original orange?? Rebellious or what!!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinC wrote:
I went red then wished I stayed black so changed them back - ‘back in black’


Ah, AC/DC's finest hour, in my opinion.
Consensus seems to be "red"..........one of Sammy Hagar's best songs too.
Meanwhile, clear indicator lenses are my preference. I'm a rebel without a clue (nod to the late, great Tom Petty).
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black 💯

Red calipers that aren't Big Reds are a bit naff IMO

Or if your feeling like living dangerously what about the yellow they use on the modern cars with ceramics. Would look ace with your blue car
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nickjonesn4 wrote:
Black 💯

Red calipers that aren't Big Reds are a bit naff IMO

Or if your feeling like living dangerously what about the yellow they use on the modern cars with ceramics. Would look ace with your blue car


The Turbo S “Big Reds” were yellow. Cool
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As "personalised" as my 993 is, I went Black.. Just seems right in imo.. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out iris.sally.993 on Instagram for Yellow Calipers on Iris Blue. Wink

https://www.instagram.com/iris.sally.993/

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went yellow when I had mine refurbed. Yellow was an option back in the day.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about midnight blue as an alternative to black?

Not that I give two hoots about the colour of calipers, I've got big yellow six piston calipers on the other car with two piece discs and carbon-ceramic pads.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Billy Bumpsteer wrote:
I went yellow when I had mine refurbed. Yellow was an option back in the day.


That's interesting! For my money, I'd go yellow in that case on the basis that (1) it was an option back in the day and will look good with midnight blue, and (2) nobody can accuse you of 'pretending' to have Big Reds.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Option for turbos & C4S, sorry! (Big reds were available in red, silver & yellow)
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had to be red for mine.....but mine's Mexico Blue, if I had kept it Ocean I may well have stayed with black... Question

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cameltoe & Heel wrote:
Had to be red for mine..

..and they look Perfecto.. Thumb
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