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Lets check the library here and see if anyone knows how to cure the rusting on the edge and middle of the rotors, especially on the V.
Talked to a mechanic that will remove and then bring them over to a powder coating place for $150. I then talked to the powder coating guy and he would powder coat all four in chrome for $350.
Is there an easier way to do this, maybe chrome the edges and middle. Exchange rotors that have already been done from maybe the internet and then send them the cores.
The inside of my rims are like glass and reflect that rusty look, which is defeating the whole purpose of the shinny rims.
Thanks people
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$4.99 for a can of high heat gloss black.
I took the wheels off and sprayed the rotors right on the car....edges and centers.
7000 miles........ still looks great.
 
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They do look great and I like the two less zero's on the price. What about the holes in the rotor? Do you use a wire brush to clean them once in a while?
I'm doing chrome or bright silver so they don't mirror on the rims. The black is good for you because of the black rims.
I guess I'm going to have to invest in a jack too.
If you damage one of your tires, remember I have a front and a rear tire with 7,000 miles on them which are still in great shape
Thanks Mike
Bob
$4.99 for a can of high heat gloss black.
I took the wheels off and sprayed the rotors right on the car....edges and centers.
7000 miles........ still looks great.
 

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I don't worry about the holes in the rotors, they stay black from the brake dust.

good to remember your spares....XLR I got a flat at about 7000 miles and had to replace both so I had the same amount of tread on back, thanks
 
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I've decided to powder coat. By the time I buy a good jack and the time involved in masking and off and on with rims, it would be as cheap to have them done. Plus the powder coat is electrtically charged and will last longer and it's chrome. I couldn't find engine chrome paint.
 

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The only issue I have with powder coating is the fact it tends to flake in areas such as the drilled, relief holes in rotors. I had drilled rotors on my 03 Cobra for a short while, but they kept cracking. I tried powder coating them, but the coating kept "popping out" of the drilled holes and on some of the cooling fins.

Mike's method works better and costs mucho less bucks. You can pull the wheel and liberally spray paint the rotor edges, the cooling core and the holes; forget the paint you get on the braking surface. Your first good "stop" will remove all evidence of your artwork.

Whenever you lose a little paint in the holes, just spray the tip of a Q-tip with your black paint and swab the bare areas.
 
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Painting the rotors will be my next project

Ok, you and Mike win. I will buy a floor jack which would be nice to have for detailing my wheels and a can of paint and a box of Q-tips. I'm just so damn lazzy anymore.
This will have to wait until my 27 year old daughter comes back from Vegas, she has my shinny V heading for another V..............Vegas. I get her filthy black CTS to drive for the weekend. Nobody is safe on I-15 with her at the wheel.

The only issue I have with powder coating is the fact it tends to flake in areas such as the drilled, relief holes in rotors. I had drilled rotors on my 03 Cobra for a short while, but they kept cracking. I tried powder coating them, but the coating kept "popping out" of the drilled holes and on some of the cooling fins.

Mike's method works better and costs mucho less bucks. You can pull the wheel and liberally spray paint the rotor edges, the cooling core and the holes; forget the paint you get on the braking surface. Your first good "stop" will remove all evidence of your artwork.

Whenever you lose a little paint in the holes, just spray the tip of a Q-tip with your black paint and swab the bare areas.
 
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