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Re: UFO Repair Question

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From: kirby.a.smith@lmco.com <kirby.a.smith@lmco.com>
Date: Thursday, January 29, 1998 2:36 PM
Subject: UFO Repair Question

>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?
>***                 ...Kirby    (Kirby A. Smith)                 ***

Hi Kirby;

    If you flame sprayed the rotors I suspect you would have to anneal them
to remove residual thermal stress before machining, otherwise they may warp
if you got them good and hot during braking.
    To minimize stress, you would probably have to flame spray both faces
    It's probably cheaper to buy new rotors.

Fred Munro
'91 200q  245k km