Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
davy26

Gti Brake Caliper Refurb - Decals?

Recommended Posts

I'm about to have the calipers on my 2005 MY Gti repainted.  I haven't been able to find a contemporary photo of a Gti when new clearly showing whether or not these originally featured any kind of decal.  This supplier - http://www.brakecaliperdecals.co.uk/VW-Decals/VW-GTI-Brake-Caliper-Decals - offers a 'GTI' version, but I wouldn't apply if they don't reflect original spec.  Any guidance please?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nope, they never had any decals on them from the factory, just painted red

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What colour red are you opting for. I tried to find out from VW and other sources what the correct colour is, however, whilst nobody could be 100% certain the general consensus was Brembo red.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

TBH if its similar to the orginal red and all are painted at the same time no one would know the difference.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Grumpy said:

What colour red are you opting for. I tried to find out from VW and other sources what the correct colour is, however, whilst nobody could be 100% certain the general consensus was Brembo red.

Yes, I'd like to know too, but from a pragmatic point of view I think Reedo is probably right.  I had a similar wish to know the correct colour for the Bathursts - some say Avus Silver, but I was not able to confirm.

My excuse is I'm pedantic, retired, have time on my hands, and used to work for car manufacturers, so have a natural affinity for factory-spec: what's yours? (!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, davy26 said:

Yes, I'd like to know too, but from a pragmatic point of view I think Reedo is probably right.  I had a similar wish to know the correct colour for the Bathursts - some say Avus Silver, but I was not able to confirm.

My excuse is I'm pedantic, retired, have time on my hands, and used to work for car manufacturers, so have a natural affinity for factory-spec: what's yours? (!)

I guess I like to keep my GTI OEM. Won't do any harm when I come to part with it😀

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, lupogtiboy said:

Nope, they never had any decals on them from the factory, just painted red

Thanks Martin and I'm pleased that's the case - more tasteful in my view.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.