Hummm... I painted my calipers cast iron gray and the roters (the
centers and edges) red. It actually looks good through the spokes.
Max Heim wrote:
> Hmmm, I don't know about this fad for highlighting brake parts to be seen
> through the wheels. I mean, it started with Porsches, which have
> enormous, beautifully machined alloy Brembo components. Then I started
> seeing it on Hondas, where it looks silly with their tiny calipers and
> discs. But when you apply it to LBCs, with their rough-finished, clunky
> (relatively) iron calipers and drums (fer gawdz sake), I don't care what
> color you paint them, they just aren't very aesthetic. Better to draw
> attention to the wheels and hide the brakes, I say. On that subject, I
> tend to think the entire wheel is best treated as one object (all the
> same color), or it looks too busy. I always disliked those BBS wheels
> with the silver rims and gold spokes. But apparently thousands of people
> like that look, so who am I to differ?
> Of course, some people also like gold-plated badges, wrinkly black
> front-end disfigurements (AKA "bras"), phoney canvas-look "convertible"
> top treatments on 4-door sedans, shiny chrome fender flare trim, gold
> chain license plate frames, dark purple tinted windows, ad infinitum...
> Rick Feibusch had this to say:
> >Here in Los Angeles, there seems to be a trend that started with the hot
> >rod guys that is slowly making its way to the Brit car crowd - Powder
> >coating the wheel rims and hubs body colour and having a new set of
> >stainless spokes installed and tuned. Looks quite interesting with the
> >chrome knock-off and a dark charcoal colour to the drums and calipers
> >(Eastwood makes a "bare metal" metalic paint in this colour). I've also
> >seen this treatment on contrasting wheels (usually red, cream or
> >silver-gray). Black wheels are gaining in popularity but care should be
> >taken with the colour of the drums/calipers as they really will stand out -
> >never have seen black wheels/stainless spokes but probably would look great
> >with red inside.
> >Rick Feibusch
> >Venice, CA
> Max Heim
> '66 MGB GHN3L76149
> If you're near Mountain View, CA,
> it's the red one with the silver bootlid.