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Old 05-04-2006, 09:35 AM   #11
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I did the same thing last July when I bought my '05 GXP. I read about painting the hubs here on this board. So, on my 3rd day of ownership I bought the flat black Rustolem hi-temp paint and painted the front and rear hubs. My paint is holding up real well too, and still looks great. One of the easiest appearance mods, that makes a big difference.

Just another example of how good this board is, and what great advice is given.
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I wish the paint held up better from the factory on those though.
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OK... I finally cleaned her up and took a better picture. Besides, the grass finally got green.
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Now, we need to see some silver paint for comparison.... Where are they?
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Here are Pics of Silver painted rotors. Rotors were painted September 05.
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Thank for posting a pic of silver. I am going to go with that color too
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I like the silver better as well.
I can see tape and paper the center hub but.
how would you paint the inside vented part?
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I used the brush with the duplicolor kit and shoved in each vent and twisted it around. It tore up the brush pretty good. You might want to see if you can find a small foam brush? ... real small.
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I like the silver better as well.
I can see tape and paper the center hub but.
how would you paint the inside vented part?
Now that I see the silver I am going to redo the fresh BBQ black. I really like the silver too. Tape and paper???

Just paint em,LOL I avoided as best I could and got everthing that wasnt braking surface. What little I missed came off the first time done my hill just mixed with the dust and got thrown on my wheells with the rest of the contant brake dust. I doubt a little paint a mere couple thousanths can do any damage to your pads, it'* not like it'* absorbed like oil.
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If you just clean them up real well with detergent (dish) and water, scrub with a scotch brite pad and use hi-heat paint, with a good primer, you should get good decent paint that will outlast the rotor. I used silver, but applied it better than the knuckleheads in Hamtramck. (maybe it was outsourced, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt)

As for the vents...easy...right before you paint, gently apply vaseline over the rotor surface...real thin. When you are done painting, just wipe it off and clean it with the detergent again...of course, make sure it is all off...works like a champ every time...unless you cook them in the sun between coats...then it runs all over the damn place...

I only sun them or use a heater when the last coat is on.
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