UFO conversion options - plating followup

Brett Dikeman brett at cloud9.net
Fri Sep 27 22:44:39 EDT 2002

At 8:58 PM -0400 9/27/02, QSHIPQ at aol.com wrote:
>Bernie FYI:
>I spoke to my plating guy today.  He indicated that as long as the vents go
>THRU to the hub, you will get plating on the inside of the vanes.  Alas, it
>may not be as even or as pretty as on the face of the rotor, but it will
>accomplish the same thing wrt the rust issue.  He's also very interested in
>what "might" be better for the task.  He didn't buy into my immediate comment
>about using ceramic coating, his point being that when ceramic coatings
>crack, you get hot spots that can cause more problems than you are trying to

To be honest, gents, I just took some high temp ceramic paint and
sprayed some in from the side.  Seems to be working well enough- all
I wanted to do was keep rust down somewhat.  I did the same to the
rear rotors- maybe in the spring I'll pull off a wheel and take a
look inside, see how it held up.  The same paint is doing a
reasonable job of holding up on the calipers themselves...

PS:using high temp paint= absolute must.  At NHIS, a guy in a 90 V6
actually caused the cheapo paint on his rear brakes to start
bubbling+burning.  He was black-flagged for smoke coming off the back
of the car, and sure enough, when we looked, both the backing plate
of the pad and the fingers on the caliper were covered in bubbling
red paint. Doh.
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