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Repaint calipers

Post by Twenny » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:38 am

Hello peeps, I’m looking at upgrading my 2010 E82 125i 330mm front brakes to the 340mm M135i 4 pot calipers. I’ve not got £££’s to spend so standard pads and discs etc.

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Couple of questions?

I want them black (and without the //M sticker of course) so looking at buying the calipers above and doing the paint job myself. How easy and what do I need to make them a half decent job?

I’ve been recommended Mtec discs and M4 brake pads, anyone have a decent link to the right discs/pads?

Brake wear sensor? Same as E82 or need a different one?

Tempted to just buy a brake disc/pad/sensor kit like this so there’s no balls up - https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2372013346

Thought I’d do some braded hoses at same time, these ok? - https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2953334667

Thanks guys for any advice/links you have.

2010 125i E82 Coupe M Sport Black
P-Torqued 266bhp-BMWP exhaust+Strut+intake+skirts+grilles---Rieger diffuser-Darklines-retrofit cruise control-M135i front brakes-VMR v710-Eibach ARB
My build thread - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?t=60951

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Re: Repaint calipers

Post by DC11 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:04 am

Give Ian a shout, he refurbed his M135i calipers in black with Brembo decals: http://babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=84300&start=195

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Re: Repaint calipers

Post by THETYRANT » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:27 pm

As above I repainted mine matt black and silver brembo stickers :)

FInish depends how much work you put into the prep really, I gave mine a light sandblast to remove previous owners yellow paint and key the surface for new paint, came out quite well considering it was a pretty quick job, they have got a bit marked but easy enough to touch up.

Discs and pads wise avoid drilled discs if going on track and pads then M4 are a good allrounder for road/mild track use.

Hoses just reuse yours if in good shape :)
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Re: Repaint calipers

Post by Twenny » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:15 pm

Thanks guys much appreciated.
2010 125i E82 Coupe M Sport Black
P-Torqued 266bhp-BMWP exhaust+Strut+intake+skirts+grilles---Rieger diffuser-Darklines-retrofit cruise control-M135i front brakes-VMR v710-Eibach ARB
My build thread - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?t=60951

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Re: Repaint calipers

Post by Rhys.burley » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:08 pm

I can vouch for M tech, used them on my 135i for the first time 2 years ago, never looked back. Was sceptical due to price but very impressed!

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Re: Repaint calipers

Post by Stumps » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:07 pm

Hi,

Not sure about the paint but the more prep you put in now the better the finished result will be.

Take your time and don't rush.

M4 pads are awesome I have the part numbers somewhere and I will put them up later

M4 pads front and back Castrol SRF brake fluid and if you can stretch to it goodridge brake lines. That will stop anything :spotman: :spotman:
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Repaint calipers

Post by Twenny » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:43 pm

Stumps wrote:Hi,

Not sure about the paint but the more prep you put in now the better the finished result will be.

Take your time and don't rush.

M4 pads are awesome I have the part numbers somewhere and I will put them up later

M4 pads front and back Castrol SRF brake fluid and if you can stretch to it goodridge brake lines. That will stop anything :spotman: :spotman:
All the best Stumps
Hmmm that’s going to add another £150 to my already tight budget.

So I’ve got Textar pads and discs and some £25 decent racing brake fluid (can’t remember name). Won’t be getting braded hoses (unless I break the ones I have). Happy enough with this set up (unless the pads are sh*t lol)

Repainted the calipers -

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Just waiting for HT clear coat and they’ll be ready to go on.

New discs painted -

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Again, waiting for clear coat.

Painted rear hubs and calipers. Not my best work but they look miles better than they did -
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Hopefully in next couple of weeks I’ll have them fitted.
2010 125i E82 Coupe M Sport Black
P-Torqued 266bhp-BMWP exhaust+Strut+intake+skirts+grilles---Rieger diffuser-Darklines-retrofit cruise control-M135i front brakes-VMR v710-Eibach ARB
My build thread - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?t=60951

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Re: Repaint calipers

Post by jonwilli » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:11 am

Hi Twenny, where did you buy the discs from? I might be upgrading the sticky OEM calipers on my E87 to M135i items shortly. Looking forward to seeing how these look on your car.

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Re: Repaint calipers

Post by Twenny » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:06 pm

jonwilli wrote:Hi Twenny, where did you buy the discs from? I might be upgrading the sticky OEM calipers on my E87 to M135i items shortly. Looking forward to seeing how these look on your car.
Ahh bugger Jon sorry mate if I’d seen this sooner you could of had 15% off eBay purchase before 8pm tonight -

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2454696140

I did find £30 cheaper somewhere on another eBay advert but can’t find it now.
2010 125i E82 Coupe M Sport Black
P-Torqued 266bhp-BMWP exhaust+Strut+intake+skirts+grilles---Rieger diffuser-Darklines-retrofit cruise control-M135i front brakes-VMR v710-Eibach ARB
My build thread - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?t=60951

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Re: Repaint calipers

Post by jonwilli » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:11 am

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Re: Repaint calipers

Post by Byte » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:03 pm

That looks so much better.

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