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Old 03-30-2010, 01:33 AM   #1
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Question Painting Rotors

Kk so yes this is once again another thread for me concerning car shows & getting ready for them got my first one in two weeks (i realized today) & i got A LOT of work to do! So here'* my question I need to find paint that I could use to paint the parts of the rotors that have rust on them in the following pics & I need help on how to do it. I know I gotta wire brush on the rust & tape off what I want painted & all but what else do I need to know? So what paint & how to do it. Thanks!
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as far as that goes i have done it a few times wire brush them or sand them with 80 grit to get rid of most of the rust and blast them with caliper paint or engine enamel (paints that can tollerate high heat) then have them turned to reveal the rotor braking surface again do not put tape on the rotors
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really? it wears off even though the brake pads are hitting it? hmm interesting. bcuz i was gonna paint the parts with rust on them black
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friction makes heat. heat makes regular paint go buh bye. you can paint over the rust but it will not look smooth at all and you do not want the pads to touch the paint at all
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ohh gotcha. yeah i wasnt gonna paint in the area that the pad touches, thats why i was gonna try to tape it off with something to make sure nothing gets on the pad path
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Wait, so why is it not a good idea to cover the parts that the pads would touch? Don't factory zinc coated rotors come coated on the entire surface anyway, and then rub off afterward? What would be the difference between that and painting them?
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idk i think the paint creates some sort of wear to the pads or something that causes them to not work as well or SOMETHING! idk exactly what it is but i hear its not a good idea to let much of the paint hit it
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Most people just paint the calipers. That'* all I would go with.
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yeah well i would be happy with that but its sooo out there! anyone & everyone can see it & it drives me crazy lol
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Paint the calipers and just clean the rest. Trying to paint the center of the rotor without getting it on the stopping service is a pain. Unless of course you wanna paint it by hand.
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