UFO conversion options

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Thu Sep 26 09:12:16 EDT 2002

Peter, you missed my point.  Electroplating will not deposit inside of a
hole, but only on external surfaces, hence strictly cosmetic.  Better to dip
the rotor in Hi temp paint after total rust removal, if the later is


> From: Peter Schulz <peschulz at cisco.com>
> Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 10:34:08 -0400
> To: Bernie Benz <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>
> Cc: <QSHIPQ at aol.com>, 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: Re: UFO conversion options
> Bernie:
> I think the point of the plating is to prevent corrosion build up in the
> cooling vanes of the rotors especially the UFOs...Chris Miller and I have
> removed an inordinate amount of rust from the rotor cooling vanes, and based
> upon the history of comments on warped UFOs, and the importance of having the
> cooling ducts, we know that cooling the rotors is critical.
> -Peter
> At 07:17 AM 9/26/2002 -0700, Bernie Benz wrote:
>> Scott,
>> My point is that UFOs in good working order are the best of the stock brakes
>> on 44 chassis cars and, if upgrade monies are a problem, one can insure that
>> his UFOs are in excellent hydraulic and mechanical condition. for cheap.  I
>> don't live in the rust belt, so have never experienced excessive internal
>> rotor rust problems.  Further, IMO, plating rotors is strictly external,
>> cosmetic, inasmuch as electroplating will not throw into a hole further than
>> the diameter of the hole.
>> Bernie
> Peter Schulz
> 1990 CQ
> 1991 200 20v TQW indigo mica
> 1991 200 20v TQW titanium grey
> Chelmsford, MA USA
> peschulz at cisco.com

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