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      01-03-2013, 05:53 PM   #42
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Drives: Z4 35i ESS
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Norway

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So I done the caliper mod as an Christmas gift to my Z. The colors picked where, Ferrari Scuderia gold wheelcolor (named "Oro") and Maserati grey wheelcolor (named "Grigio Mercury").

As much as possible was taken apart for paint without taking the brake lines off.

To make the gold details also be a part of the rear caliper, I modified the spring of an Z4 23i front caliper and mounted it to my rear caliper

So this was the process:

Before front:

Before rear:

Cleaning with acid:


Painted Maserati grey with matte clear coat:

Parts taken off:

Center of brake disc before cleaning:

Center of brake disc after cleaning with a brush and drill:

Before painting brake disc center rear:

Ferrari gold painted in a professional paint shop:

Front Finished:

Rear Finished:

With winter wheel on:

I have ordered a M badge to fit over the front gold plate. But haven`t decided to mount it yet! What is other Z owners opinions on that one?

One last before and after peek:
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Last edited by bmwZ; 01-03-2013 at 06:20 PM.