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[ZR1] Cleaning - How Delecate are the CC Rotors?

 
Old 07-08-2019, 04:23 PM
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I am trying to find a good place in town to get my car washed and none of them even seem to know what carbon ceramic brakes are or that you have to be careful with them. Even the places showing off ferrari's and AMG's for their advertisements.

This got me thinking, how truly fragile are these thing? How does road grime not destroy them? Do I need to get wheel bags to cover them when the guy does the rest of the car?

My plotting for Z06 brakes gets more pronounced daily.
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Your rotors are designed to take abuse from the elements. So getting them wet isnt a problem. If they are removing the tires and you are worried about the drum chipping the rotor best bet it to DIY.
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Originally Posted by Legionofone1 View Post
My plotting for Z06 brakes gets more pronounced daily.

Do you or plan on tracking your car?
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I am not Jim, shes going to be a daily driver, figure the 1K to swap to Z06 brakes would pay for itself 6x over if I ever had an issue with the CCBs, it would also get rid of the damn brake squeak.

My main fear is that somethings going to get on the damn things and ruin them somehow.
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Don't spray wheel or tire cleaner on the brakes. If they are just hand washing using regular car wash soap they will be fine. If taking wheels off, use the rotor protectors so they don't get chipped.

When they squeak, its because of pad material built up on the rotor. Go take it out and do some 100+mph hard braking like almost to the point of lockup and it will clean them off and they won't do it for a while.
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Don't spray wheel or tire cleaner on the brakes. If they are just hand washing using regular car wash soap they will be fine. If taking wheels off, use the rotor protectors so they don't get chipped.

When they squeak, its because of pad material built up on the rotor. Go take it out and do some 100+mph hard braking like almost to the point of lockup and it will clean them off and they won't do it for a while.
This will fix it.
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The burnishing procedure cracks me up. I wonder how many iron rotor people have boiled fluid after a few stops trying it, thinking it applied to them.
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Don't spray wheel or tire cleaner on the brakes. If they are just hand washing using regular car wash soap they will be fine. If taking wheels off, use the rotor protectors so they don't get chipped.

When they squeak, its because of pad material built up on the rotor. Go take it out and do some 100+mph hard braking like almost to the point of lockup and it will clean them off and they won't do it for a while.

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I am not Jim, shes going to be a daily driver, figure the 1K to swap to Z06 brakes would pay for itself 6x over if I ever had an issue with the CCBs, it would also get rid of the damn brake squeak.

My main fear is that somethings going to get on the damn things and ruin them somehow.
If you drive in the street, I would keep them on the car. CCB's will last you a lifetime... BUT not on the track! (ask me how I know)
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yeah swaping to Z06 brakes are the worst thing you could do...if you're going to swap to iron brakes, then for pete sake just swap out for a real race set up...otherwise I feel you're wasting time and money and will end up with lesser brakes.

I'd avoid spraying wheel cleaners because some can ruin your caliper finish, and you don't want to risk over spray doing something weird to the rotors either...when it comes to wheels on the ZR1, soap and water, a soft brush and go to town.
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