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Re: Question for those that have painted your rotors (Farbon Ciber5)

I sincerely hope you don't paint your rotors.<p><A HREF="http://jalopnik.com/5293868/youre-doing-it-wrong-painted-rotors-edition/gallery" TARGET="_blank">http://jalopnik.com/5293868/yo...llery</A>/
 

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Re: Question for those that have painted your rotors (HarryHood)

Ha!<p>I have a feeling that is not what he was talking about though!
 

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Re: Question for those that have painted your rotors (Geisler14)

I used Dupli-color caliper paint BCP103 Silver, also I had engine plastic cover with the R off, it's almost perfect color match on it.<br>
 

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Re: Question for those that have painted your rotors (HarryHood)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>HarryHood</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I sincerely hope you don't paint your rotors./</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You probably mean your rotor hats. I would suggest using a good primer first, e.g., Rustoleum rusty metal primer. I removed the wheel and taped off the caliper and the brake contact part of the rotor. Also, taped plastic around the wheel well to keep overspray from getting on the car. After cleaning with steel wool, applied the primer. After the primer dried, I put two coats of Volvo wheel paint (#936) on the rotor hats to match the wheels. Remounted the wheels and torqued them to 103 ft-lbs.
 

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I used Duplicolor engine enamel semi gloss black. It dries really fast and sticks to butter. I took off the rotors to do it. For me, that's easier than taping off the calipers and hoping the wind didn't kick up.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>kmagnuss</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I used Duplicolor engine enamel semi gloss black. It dries really fast and sticks to butter. I took off the rotors to do it. For me, that's easier than taping off the calipers and hoping the wind didn't kick up.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You seriously painted your rotors? The paint didn't come off after one press of the brake?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vivek9856</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>You seriously painted your rotors? The paint didn't come off after one press of the brake? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>No, I didn't paint my rotors. I did this: <p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v170/kmags/Volvo%20S60%20R/002-1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v170/kmags/Volvo%20S60%20R/001-1.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (kmagnuss)

I used VHT SP117 Flat Aluminum paint that I bought at Advance Auto Parts. It has a degree rating of 1300-2000 F. I took off the wheels but did not remove the rotors, I taped off the caliper and inner hub and painted it lightly 2-3 times. <p>I tried to add photos, but having issues, can you please give me some pointers...
 

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Re: (2005VolvoVR)

Do it right with POR-15. It's like a brush-on powder coating. Have used their products for years on a couple restoration jobs and works great. About to do my rotor hats in silver to get rid of the rust. Bought a simple "starter" kit for about $20 - perfect amount for them. Just need to get the time to do the work and a couple nice sunny days.
 

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Re: Question for those that have painted your rotors (Farbon Ciber5)

Painted mine about a month ago:<p><IMG SRC="http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b298/puredrive07/Brakes006.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b298/puredrive07/Brakes002.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b298/puredrive07/Brakes003.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b298/puredrive07/Brakes004.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (jrgoffin)

to the OP: I use Rustoleum High Heat silver spray paint (used for BBQ's etc). Works great. But I find after about 12-18 months, the metal dust from braking sets itself on the rotors and starts the rust-stain process all over again. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jrgoffin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Do it right with POR-15. It's like a brush-on powder coating. Have used their products for years on a couple restoration jobs and works great. About to do my rotor hats in silver to get rid of the rust. Bought a simple "starter" kit for about $20 - perfect amount for them. Just need to get the time to do the work and a couple nice sunny days.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>jrgoffin: by brushing it on, does it still dry without leaving "brush strokes" in the finish? Only reason I use spray-on is to get that smooth look, but if I can accomplish the same with POR-15, it would save a lot of masking.
 

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Brushes on very smooth if it is stirred up well enough first. I've done axles, engine blocks, control arms, chassis, exhaust, etc., etc., and it always looks great. You can add more when it is drying if you want to thicken it up - as for the rotor hats, you'd have to get real close anyway!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>badams1897</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think they painted the rotor hats.. not the rotor itself. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Some people paint everything, like PureDriver07 below. It doesn't matter, the first time you apply the brakes everything immediately comes off. It's easier than masking everything off. When I do mine, I'll just pull the rotors, hang them up, paint and re-install.
 

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Re: Question for those that have painted your rotors (Farbon Ciber5)

I used some Silver High Heat Rustoleum from Home Depot. Perfect for BBQ grills, fire pits and rotor hats.<p>You don't need expensive or fancy paint. Find the color you like and spray it. I pulled off the wheels, covered up the suspension with a towel, put some painter's tape over the calipers and shot it in a few minutes total.<p>POR-15 is COMPLETE OVERKILL to the max on this piece. Your rotors will need to be replaced LONG before the surface rust you're covering up turns into anything malicious. If you really want to go this route, pick up some Rust Converter Spray from Eastwood and then add a can of Rust Encapsulator Spray to the basket. There's no need to brush anything on.<p>-Eric
 

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Re: Question for those that have painted your rotors (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>POR-15 is COMPLETE OVERKILL to the max on this piece. <br>-Eric</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's not the point. The point is you don't have to mask or pull your rotors to clean/cover up the rusty hat.
 

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Re: Question for those that have painted your rotors (Arbelac)

Umm, it was part of my point. Dude, try reading an entire thread before responding to a single comment. Mine wasn't out of the blue. It was in response to another suggestion. I never said that you had to mask or pull your rotors. I certainly didn't. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>-Eric
 

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Re: Question for those that have painted your rotors (Sue Esponte)

Not overkill at all. Very easy job with the POR and it looks good. For those of us that do not want to take the rotors off to spray them, this is a perfect solution. All that spray stuff looks great at first, but it will not last.<p> My current rotors have been on for three years already, had I put the POR-15 on the hats early on, it would have been well worth it. I suspect I can get another year or two out of them easily. In any case, if you don't treat the rust, it will come back, especially from under spray paint.
 
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