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    Ok I have fitted my 314 brakes this week and painted the calipers satin black.My Vec is dark blue so they just blend in with the car.I have not been a lover of loud colours but do you think I should show them off more with a brighter colour.

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    yes mate, and a nice blue will look great imo
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    has to be red.

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    BLUE......
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    Yellow - just like mine

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    On a blue car (like mine), silver calipers & blue vauxhall stickers (like mine)

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    In My opinion, For that Sporty look, Calipers always have to be Glossy red

    Im just in the process of painting mine, I have done the rears & hopefully, weather permitting will paint the fronts this weekend

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    How difficult is this to do? I know what would be involved, I think. Disconnect the hydraulic pipes, unbolt the calipers and remove, then bead blast, (prime???) and paint... I guess. But how difficult is it to bleed the brakes, ABS and all, after refitting?

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    Do it with caliper still on mate,easy way,then no need to bleed brakes,thats what most people do and i'm going to do on mine at the weekend......

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    Oh. Okay. I shall do mine at some stage, then. Cheers!

    As for colour choice, I'd go for something subtle: black, maybe, or blue. I just don't think that yellow or red would look good on my mica black Vectra, somehow.

    I also like the idea of lacquering the wheels charcoal grey...

    Paul

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