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      10-27-2017, 05:41 AM   #23
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Ar they indeed painted? Maybe the finish is anodized and hence no paint color?
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yeah, I'm pretty sure they are anodized. Thats why people have had them discolor when using harsh wheel/brake cleaning chemicals.
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Ar they indeed painted? Maybe the finish is anodized and hence no paint color?
The calipers are painted.
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Going to try and liven this thread back up.

Did anyone ever get to the bottom of this paint code?

It seems BMW is keeping their code top secret.
Thanks, I saw that previously but nobody seems to know the paint code - or has ever heard of Meridian Gold.

The hunt continues...
It's a proprietary Brembo for M GmbH extremely high temperature paint. Outside of the MCCB calipers, and safety cars, Meridian Gold has been used precisely once.
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I've never seen paint do this, but anodizing does if hit with chemicals
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...color+detailer
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bump

anyone found a similar paint code

want to do my chargepipes to match ccb
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I do have those CCB calipers right now being refinished and the paint to be used is definitely not Phoenix Yellow. Look at your photo and look at this:



One is yellow and the other is really gold... there is nothing in between.
Wow this looks amazing! Did you get it refinished through the BMW dealer? Care to share the expected cost? I have some decolorization on mine.
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Can you tell me where you had your CCB refinished?

I know this was a post awhile ago. Where did you get your calipers refinished?
Mine are in need.

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I do have those CCB calipers right now being refinished and the paint to be used is definitely not Phoenix Yellow. Look at your photo and look at this:



One is yellow and the other is really gold... there is nothing in between.
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I have the same question but Technic disappeared.
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I contacted Brembo a while ago and this was their response:

The coating used at the BMW M caliper has an oxidation as a base layer and on top a liquid paint. This paint can change its color if it is being confronted with higher temperatures. The paint code is GOLD 1PR (no correspondence to Pantone references etc..).

Unfortunately the paint code GOLD 1PR does not provide us more information if it only used internally by Brembo.

On their website are also 5 reason why not the use repainted calipers:
https://www.brembo.com/en/company/ne...alipers-brembo
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He, he, he... “banano” calipers!!
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Trust me, been there trying to match caliper paint. It's definitely Phoenix Yellow.

See Phoenix Yellow M3 below to refresh your memory what this color looks like.
I do have those CCB calipers right now being refinished and the paint to be used is definitely not Phoenix Yellow. Look at your photo and look at this:



One is yellow and the other is really gold... there is nothing in between.
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Trust me, been there trying to match caliper paint. It's definitely Phoenix Yellow.

See Phoenix Yellow M3 below to refresh your memory what this color looks like.
I do have those CCB calipers right now being refinished and the paint to be used is definitely not Phoenix Yellow. Look at your photo and look at this:

[IMG]http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x...742C0E39EF.jpg[/IMG]

One is yellow and the other is really gold... there is nothing in between.
Can you post the paint code ?
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I contacted Brembo a while ago and this was their response:

The coating used at the BMW M caliper has an oxidation as a base layer and on top a liquid paint. This paint can change its color if it is being confronted with higher temperatures. The paint code is GOLD 1PR (no correspondence to Pantone references etc..).

Unfortunately the paint code GOLD 1PR does not provide us more information if it only used internally by Brembo.

On their website are also 5 reason why not the use repainted calipers:
https://www.brembo.com/en/company/ne...alipers-brembo
None of those reasons are sound reasons to avoid repainted calipers - particularly if you know the caliper's origins. It's very likely just marketing from Brembo to buy new vs refinishing.

When you rebuild a caliper to replace boots and seals you almost disassemble it down to a bare caliper anyway so scuffing the caliper and applying fresh paint isn't much more work. So long as the piston buckets and bleeder/crossover ports are covered/plugged its fine.

I can't speak for brembo but ST anodizes their calipers and then applies their painted finish above that.

If you get any brake caliper remotely hot they will discolor unless that color is black.
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