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Old 11-21-2005, 10:50 AM   #1
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What do you guys think about this topic

I have 4 rotors that are not zinc plated. I was able to purchase Zinc in a can and spray the vents as well as the back side of the rotors. What is not protected now are the hats. I thought about using VHT Flame proof Clear on the hats from a post that I saw here on the forum.
Will this work or is it better to just have the zinc plated professionally?
I icalled a shop and he said it would be $50 and asked if I wanted clear or yellow? Which route do you feel is the best and will look the best.
I have masked of the area where the pads meet the rotors. Will a plating change the color of the rotor? Any comments welcome.
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What kind of rotor's are these? and what are you doing with them ?Race , track .drag , street? If you just looking for basic every day rotors for a weekend warroir go up to ebay and take a look for $200 or so you can get some already zinc coated . But clear vht paint works too, as long as you dont use hard chem. on them to clean, like say brake clean . It will eat the paint off.And yes the zinc will change the color to whatever its plated, ie black, gold, silver, even saw pink and purple before but where ever the pad hit it will just turn shiny silver I always do silver zinc then paint the hat black with vht


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Clear zinc plating would be a good choice. Better than paint IMHO. Don't bother masking the brake pad area - a couple weeks on normal driving (or one track day) and the plating will be gone. I had mine bright cadnium plated but I'll go with zinc the next time. $50 is a fair price for all 4 rotors.
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