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    Thinking about buying a new set of rotors and powder coating them....I saw someone on here do it awhile back....any advice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    Thinking about buying a new set of rotors and powder coating them....I saw someone on here do it awhile back....any advice?
    If your talking about the center section that pads don't touch then yes you should do it because it looks good and helps with the rust look. If your talking where the pad hits the rotor then obviously no because the pads will take it right off almost instantly and you will have crap all over your wheels.
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    The last rotors I bought were zinc coated......damn things still look brand new after 4-5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    The last rotors I bought were zinc coated......damn things still look brand new after 4-5 years.
    I agree! I was kinda confused about the question and thought about OP meaning Zinc. I have seen people powder coat the center of the rotor though so it doesn't look like rust and crap

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    Well I've seen people coat the whole thing, then let the pads grind it off on the braking surface, so you have a coating over the whole surface

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    Well I've seen people coat the whole thing, then let the pads grind it off on the braking surface, so you have a coating over the whole surface
    i painted mine on my 1992 chevy (professionally) and put a ton of clear. saw the truck a month or so ago and they still look new and its been a year and a half since i did it

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    Never heard of that

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    i just used a dual stage nason (base coat/clear coat) and just made sure i put it all on thick

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    Why would you put anything where the pad needs to bite? I would think that would seriously jack up your braking ability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOBS View Post
    Why would you put anything where the pad needs to bite? I would think that would seriously jack up your braking ability.
    you can either tape it off or do what i did and use a cardboard stencil

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    Just paint them..

    Not worth the time or money to powdercoat the stockers..

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    Quote Originally Posted by WICKEDLS1 View Post
    you can either tape it off or do what i did and use a cardboard stencil
    I get doing that but some other people were talkin bout painting everything and just letting it grind off which is dumb to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Just paint them..

    Not worth the time or money to powdercoat the stockers..

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    Agreed 1000%

    Typically, the stockers are warped within 10k miles. I would not waste a dime on powdercoating stock GM rotors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Agreed 1000%

    Typically, the stockers are warped within 10k miles. I would not waste a dime on powdercoating stock GM rotors.
    Exactly.. I replace mine with every brake job..

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOBS View Post
    I get doing that but some other people were talkin bout painting everything and just letting it grind off which is dumb to me
    i see where your comin from

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    Whoa....puttin words in my mouth guys....

    Here was my plan, buy aftermarkets, powder coat them, install, drove around the block to grind it down to clean off the braking surface. Then replace the pads.

    I figured doing that would get me a perfect edge so that I'd never have any rust

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    I don't think that the powdercoat would grind off that quick nor would you be able to stop that well.

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    you will be able to stop just fine and the pads would be just fine too all you would get is shit all over your wheels.

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    So it miraculously grinds off the powdercoat ,a notoriously strong coating, with the brake pads and it won't get stuck in the pad but it will get all over the wheels? Hell, the anti-rust coating on new rotors will affect braking if you don't clean it off.

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