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I am picking up a set of new drilled and slotted ACDelco Rotors for $130 (gotta love cost prices) but would like to either get them painted or powder coated to prevent them from rusting. Would you guys suggest high temp black spray on or powder coat them? Not sure at what temp powder coating chips/cracks away, hoping someone has some guidance?
 

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I am picking up a set of new drilled and slotted ACDelco Rotors for $130 (gotta love cost prices) but would like to either get them painted or powder coated to prevent them from rusting. Would you guys suggest high temp black spray on or powder coat them? Not sure at what temp powder coating chips/cracks away, hoping someone has some guidance?
I suggest Zink plating availble in silver black or goldish , very durable .
I have used Cadillac plating in city of Orange . Very fast turn around.
 

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I never thought of that, I'll have to do some research.
 

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call me crazy, but here's my take...

the whole point of rotors is to give the pads something to grab on to and scrape accross. Paint won't stand up to that kind of abrasiveness, and power coat won't do much better. Furthermore, if you plan to do any kind of performance driving your brakes are gonna get HOT. Powdercoat won't be happy with lots of heating and cooling.

Rust on your rotors shouldn't be an issue. There will be some surface rust if you drive through a puddle and then park for the rest of the day, but the next time you drive a block and apply the brakes it'll all be gone.

If you're real keen on some kind of coating, look into a metal coating as suggested above.

Just my .02
 

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I am picking up a set of new drilled and slotted ACDelco Rotors for $130 (gotta love cost prices) but would like to either get them painted or powder coated to prevent them from rusting. Would you guys suggest high temp black spray on or powder coat them? Not sure at what temp powder coating chips/cracks away, hoping someone has some guidance?
Why not buy the painted/powder coated or chromed "rotor hats"? :huh:
 

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call me crazy, but here's my take...

the whole point of rotors is to give the pads something to grab on to and scrape accross. Paint won't stand up to that kind of abrasiveness, and power coat won't do much better. Furthermore, if you plan to do any kind of performance driving your brakes are gonna get HOT. Powder coat won't be happy with lots of heating and cooling.

Rust on your rotors shouldn't be an issue. There will be some surface rust if you drive through a puddle and then park for the rest of the day, but the next time you drive a block and apply the brakes it'll all be gone.

If you're real keen on some kind of coating, look into a metal coating as suggested above.

Just my .02
Maybe it's more noticeable on certain years, but on mine yea of course the rotor cleans itself, but the other hardware does rust. Washing the car, rain, all that eventually rusts the hardware where there is no mechanical contact to clear it away.
 

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I have these rotors on my car. The centers rust like crazy for some reason. I plan on removing them in the spring and using a coat of POR 15 on the centers. I have black rims so i am gonna do thim in black. I thougt about buying the covers but they are a bit pricey. Plus i dont want chrome.
 

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I taped off the rotors and painted the centers of mine with high temp black paint. The look great!
 

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Roters..

Well, all i no is that I just painted my roters. Time to do the work, one week..they turned out great...Iam a auto tech, so it was no big deal..the first car show I did last week, a lot of people said how much they liked them..So I
would say do the paint..an if you use chrome shims...youll have a home run..:agree: .GOOG LUCK, BROTHER..(JB)..AN Save the Wave.
 

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I painted the rotors red on one of my c4's. The first time I did it I kind of rushed it. Another time I cleaned them perfectly and reshot them, they looked great.

Sure, at the end of the day powdercoating is the BEST ... but I think you'd be fine with high-temp paint assuming you clean the hell out of the caliper surface and it's pristine virgin metal before you shoot it.:thumbsup:
 

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I vote for the high temp paint on the hats. I used it on mine a few weeks ago and they look much better. I think either ecklers or mid america offer hat covers if you don't want to paint them, but they're a little expensive compared to a duplicolor rattle can
 

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