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Old 06-18-2018, 09:56 PM   #1
defaultstivaper
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Default Best / closest color touch-up paint for 18' STI green / neon calipers?

As the title states, I have a brand new 18' STI with the neon Brembos. I personally love the color and look, but there are two things that irk me. Number one being the brake dust, which is a simple enough fix, and number two is little rock chips that occur when pebbles bounce off inside of the rim and chip the caliper. Right now it's not bad; I have one little chip but I am looking for something of the same color (or as close as possible) to touch up the calipers.

Anyone have any recommendations and or links for touch up paint?
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:25 PM   #2
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I have a Pure Red 2018 too and I was wondering this same question...
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Old 06-20-2018, 11:44 AM   #3
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I would start at the dealer and ask for a paint code...Subaru hasn’t provided paint codes in the past for calipers or wheels but it is worth a try.

If that doesn’t work go to an auto body/paint shop and have them mix you up something that will match and is high temp to withstand the heat from the brakes. If they mix up 1mL of paint you could do touch ups frequently if so desired

There are already threads about the “neon yellow” calipers changing colors to gold after 1 track day similar to the gold brembos changing to brown on the gd models. So depending on your plans for the car either get them repainted/powder coated to any color you want or leave the little annoyance of paint chips there because they might not stay yellow.
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:31 PM   #4
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Default 2018 STi Neon Yellow Brake Caliper Paint Chipping

I just bought a 2018 STi with 15k miles on it and after a couple of days I noticed that the paint was chipping on both of the calipers. Particularly, the inner side of the caliper. Has anyone had this problem before?
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Old 07-02-2019, 07:46 PM   #5
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I made this post a while ago, but ultimately the calipers paint has held up really well on mine. I had one or two very small nicks on the tops from wheel removal. I went to the hardware store and found a bright yellow / neon spray paint. Sprayed a good amount on a laminated service and put it on the nick like touch up paint. So far it's held up for months and blended it in.
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Old 11-10-2019, 11:11 AM   #6
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Anybody got any update on this? I'm wanting to powder coat my old rear 04-07 STi 2 pot calipers to match the 18+ yellow front I have. Tried to find out some sort of color code for these but no luck so far.
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