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When I was looking at possibly getting my Macan S in red it bothered me that the brake calipers were not the same red as the car and I probably would have gone and painted it the same red if I had gone that route.
Yeah it would bother me if the colors were similar but just a little bit off. This was the first time I鈥檝e had calipers painted & I think they turned out pretty good
 

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I've always thought it a bit odd that Porsche didn't give Macan S red calipers like all their other models.
 

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I recently picked up a 鈥17 S and knew immediately the silver calipers had to go. Red is classic, and red calipers look good on almost everything, but I wanted to do something different since I had the choice. I know yellow is the color of the calipers when you get carbon ceramics, and I鈥檓 not trying to imitate or 鈥渇ake it鈥 but I just thought the gray/yellow combo looked great & couldn鈥檛 pass it up. Had them painted a few weeks ago and very happy with the result!
Looking good but just want to let you know that the "PORSCHE" sticker was not centered on the front calipers!
 

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So if colour signifies the type of brake why does the S get red calipers same as the GTS when the GTS has PSCB. Maybe the GTS PSCB brake cxalipers should be white like they were on the Turbo?
On the other Porsche models, S and GTS have always gotten red calipers. Porsche used to be real stickers giving purists purity ammunition but it's a bit all over the place now especially since Porsche offered black calipers for $900 on steel, PSCB, or PCCB.
 

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Looking good but just want to let you know that the "PORSCHE" sticker was not centered on the front calipers!
Thanks for the heads up, noticed that too, but only if it鈥檚 something you鈥檙e really looking for lol. Trying not to let it bother me but it鈥檚 just a sticker so I can replace it next time I have the wheels off.
 

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99.99+% of people will not know what color they "should" be, and will either not notice them or like/dislike the color for purely aesthetic reasons. Of the less than .01% that know, the vast majority won't care again, except purely aesthetic personal preference. The handful that know and care and critique because it's not "right" are people to avoid at parties.
 

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I think it looks good and I don鈥檛 think you鈥檙e misrepresenting anything. It鈥檚 just a color. It鈥檚 not like you鈥檙e putting GTS badges on a base trim or something.
Fully agree. I would think 95%+ of people painting their Porsche calipers yellow do so because they like the pop of color and aesthetic and not because they are trying to fool the masses into thinking they have carbon brakes. Totally different than false badging.
 

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I recently picked up a 鈥17 S and knew immediately the silver calipers had to go. Red is classic, and red calipers look good on almost everything, but I wanted to do something different since I had the choice. I know yellow is the color of the calipers when you get carbon ceramics, and I鈥檓 not trying to imitate or 鈥渇ake it鈥 but I just thought the gray/yellow combo looked great & couldn鈥檛 pass it up. Had them painted a few weeks ago and very happy with the result! View attachment 267415 View attachment 267416 View attachment 267417 View attachment 267418 View attachment 267419 View attachment 267420
Did you color match the yellow you got to Porsche鈥檚 yellow they do on their calipers from factory or just go with a generic yellow? It looks really good and I have the same color car so I鈥檓 thinking about doing this as well. I actually bought the G2 yellow paint kit to do it myself but a friend told me not to do that since it won鈥檛 look OEM 馃し馃徑鈥嶁檪锔
 

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Did you color match the yellow you got to Porsche鈥檚 yellow they do on their calipers from factory or just go with a generic yellow? It looks really good and I have the same color car so I鈥檓 thinking about doing this as well. I actually bought the G2 yellow paint kit to do it myself but a friend told me not to do that since it won鈥檛 look OEM 馃し馃徑鈥嶁檪锔
Thanks! The guy who I did it through actually just sent me a bunch of samples and I picked my favorite out of those. Porsche uses what looks like a canary yellow so I just wanted something similar, didn鈥檛 have to be exact. I would go for it if you鈥檙e on the fence! Adds a great pop of color to the gray.
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I personally like colored calipers, don鈥檛 really care about the color matching the type of brakes bought. I鈥檓 about to get my calipers painted from black to Porsche acid green color. Think that should look pretty sick 馃槑
I did the same, went from red to acid green on my GTS
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OP - I think the yellow looks great, do what makes you happy. I do wish the shop took the calipers off to paint though鈥
 
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