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If someone asked you what colour this is, would you say "gold"

A gold tinge, but not gold as such.
6 (42.9%)
No.
7 (50%)
Yes
1 (7.1%)

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Voting closed: Wed, 10 Dec, 2008 - 08:08

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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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yes, slightly faded and a little corroded after being in the air for 20 years (read the description), but otherwise very original CAD plating.

Not achievable to get that colour now though, as CAD plating is illegal.



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although, if you're into bling, then gold calipers might be for you  :D

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yes, slightly faded and a little corroded, but otherwise very original CAD plating.

Not achievable to get that colour now though, as CAD plating is illegal.

sure, but why not paint with a colour that looks like that?
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sure, but why not paint with a colour that looks like that?

Becasue it's faded and corroded, and not gold enough as it was when new.



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Becasue it's faded and corroded, and not gold enough as it was when new.

I don't think it is faded at all, not to any great degree anyway. I'd be interested in seeing any period photos of new calipers if anyone has them.
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I don't think it is faded at all, not to any great degree anyway. .

Make your mind up..

and your (tm scud) a GP :doh:



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Make your mind up..

and your (tm scud) a GP :doh:

Ok I'll make my mind up. The calipers you painted gold aren't even close to original (may not matter to the owner) and won't fade to a concours correct colour anytime soon and will always be marked down by a judge who knows what he is doing

Oh, and I'm a specialist  :thumbsup: but what's that got to do with anything?
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yes, slightly faded and a little corroded after being in the air for 20 years (read the description), but otherwise very original CAD plating.

Not achievable to get that colour now though, as CAD plating is illegal.
thats incorrect, i had done the lid bottles of my brake fluid bottles done about 9 months ago.



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thats incorrect, i had done the lid bottles of my brake fluid bottles done about 9 months ago.

Rob... that's not even trying to be gold.

That colour, believe it or not is called BLUE Zinc passivication(but is of course just silver)... I know, seems funny now.... but ask Carl888. I took him to my plater THIS WEEK (as I dropped off another batch) to go through all this.



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