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Slimy38

posted on 11/1/18 at 04:16 PM Reply With Quote
What colour brake calipers?

This might seem a really basic question, but I wanted to get at least some of the little details right. If I'm aiming for the Healey mark 3 lookalike, what colour should the brake calipers be? I'm thinking a dark grey colour, getting them blending into the background rather than bringing them out with a red or yellow. I wasn't sure whether black was an appropriate colour either.

I can't really tell from online pictures what colour they should be (and I'm not even sure whether Healeys even had disc brakes!!)

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CosKev3

posted on 11/1/18 at 05:16 PM Reply With Quote
I like silver myself, looks nice and clean but not in your face like red etc
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nick205

posted on 11/1/18 at 05:17 PM Reply With Quote
Don't know about Healeys, but modern tintop calipers (I think) are usually something like a Zinc and clear passivate finish to avoid corrosion. Seems to be fancier cars (and calipers) that are finished in a gaudy red or yellow.
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loggyboy

posted on 11/1/18 at 05:17 PM Reply With Quote
If your going OE look then bare metal.
What colour car and style/colour of wheel?






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Angel Acevedo

posted on 11/1/18 at 06:40 PM Reply With Quote
Brighter colors are also a 817ch to keep clean...
But if you fancy cleaning them every now and then, then, that´s OK.





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gremlin1234

posted on 11/1/18 at 08:17 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by loggyboy
If your going OE look then bare metal.
What colour car and style/colour of wheel?
yea I was trying to remember the term for 'light rust'
matt black is good too

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Slimy38

posted on 12/1/18 at 12:33 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by loggyboy
If your going OE look then bare metal.
What colour car and style/colour of wheel?


Car colour is probably a British racing green, wheels are the mx5 'minilite' style and will probably also be a medium to dark grey.

I was thinking bare metal, maybe with a protective clear coat if such a thing exists in vht paint.

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CosKev3

posted on 12/1/18 at 06:36 AM Reply With Quote
They need to be painted/coated in something IMO,bare metal even lacquered looks like you couldn't be bothered!
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