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Re: UFO Repair Question

I'm not sure exactly what your situation is, but I happen to have a pair of
"UFO" discs off a 90 V8 quattro. They are used, but in decent shape. Type me
if you are interested.

Steven Buchholz wrote:

>  # Although it is moot to my vehicles, I wonder whether UFOs could be
>  # repaired by flame spraying the braking surfaces until their original
>  # thickness was restored.  Then precision grinding could be used to make
>  # the plane of the braking surfaces parallel to the mounting face.
>  # Would the cost of doing this exceed the replacement cost?
>  #
> While that sounds very exciting, I doubt that it would work.  Unlike
> rotors on just about any other vehicle, the UFOs are not a single
> piece.  The rotor itself is mounted to a spider that looks quite a
> bit like a cheesy steel wheel from through the basket weave BBSs.
> I'd think you'd have to disassemble the UFO assembly to be able to
> attempt to rebuild them.
> Steve Buchholz
> San Jose, CA (USA)