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Old 02-15-2007, 01:15 PM   #1
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Rotors without rust? Recommendations? After I wash my car the rust drips from the brake rotors and makes a rusty mess in the center of my wheels. I am planning to replace my rotors. What is recommended that will not drip rust?
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Old 02-15-2007, 01:22 PM   #2
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bear Eradisprrd or at least something zinc washed. Mark
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Old 02-15-2007, 01:22 PM   #3
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You can either paint the hats or get zinc coated rotors.
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Buy a cheap set of napa rotors and paint them with some high temp paint before installing them.
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Old 02-15-2007, 01:55 PM   #5
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I have a set of Baer Eradispeeds on mine and they are zinc coated - been there for around 3 years and no rust. Sportbrakes makes a set of zinc coated rotors that are less expensive than the Baers if you don't want to spend that much. Finally, you can always paint the hats and vents on your existing rotors with a good quality paint and stop the rust.
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Old 02-15-2007, 02:45 PM   #6
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You have three options:
1. Buy zinc coated rotors
2. Paint the hats with a high-temp paint
3. Get the hat covers like Ecklers sells. They have chrome, painted, or unpainted. If you go this route, I highly recommend that you treat the surface of the rotor hats with a metal rust inhibitor first, otherwise they will rust beneath the hat covers. Don't use the rust inhibitor on the area that the pads contact because most of those products change the color of the metal to a grayish black.
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Old 02-15-2007, 04:05 PM   #7
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best option for no rust is any Zinc coated rotor
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Zinc dipped is the key!
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:17 PM   #9
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I painted the hats on my rotors with high temperature paint ($12.00 for two cans of Duplicolor). Then, each time I wash my FRC, I dry it and buff it as normal, wipe down the engine compartment, buff my chrome wheels, then take her for a short spin applying the brakes frequently, not hard just touching. Heats up the rotors a little, water evaporates, whisks away any surface rust on rotors. Takes 5 minutes. Put her in the garage. No rust issues. Just a suggestion. Only costs the cost of 1 mile of gas.



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My suggestion is paint the hats with a good high gloss black enamel. Doesn't have to be high temp paint, hats don't get that hot on a street driver.

Cheap, easy, looks good, won't rust. What more can I say!

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My suggestion is paint the hats with a good high gloss black enamel. Doesn't have to be high temp paint, hats don't get that hot on a street driver.

Cheap, easy, looks good, won't rust. What more can I say!

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Not that hot?! Go for a drive and put your hand on your rotor
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Do you know if any of our dealer friends have zinc coated rotors? Does Delco offer them?
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Not that hot?! Go for a drive and put your hand on your rotor
No, not that hot.

I wouldn't put my hand on the rotor itself, but on the hat I might .....

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I taped them off and painted them high temp paint. Turn out real well. Here is a pic.

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Not that hot?! Go for a drive and put your hand on your rotor
Ok, I tried this and even at 20mph, I can barely reach the rotor. Then with my friends help, I finally managed to do it, while he steered. You're right its hot and fast.

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Man that set-up really looks nice!!
Thanks They have been on my Vette for about a year now
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