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Just picked up a set of cross/drilled rotors and was thinking of painting to not have rust.


What is the proper way to paint?

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Just paint them with Rustoleum and don't worry if you get a little on the rotors as you don't need to be perfect. When you use the brakes it will make it perfect.
 

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+1 for masking. Otherwise you run the chance of loading up your brake pads with paint, thus contaminating them. Not sure if this will cause problems, but what the hey, they only stop the car.
 

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+1 for masking. Otherwise you run the chance of loading up your brake pads with paint, thus contaminating them. Not sure if this will cause problems, but what the hey, they only stop the car.
I agree however to clarify I meant if you by chance go a little over the line it's not a big deal.
I never meant that you should paint it indiscriminately.
 

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They shouldn't I had mine for years now and they still look new.Unless its has a Made in China logo on them.Then you should paint them
 

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The tip of the rotors don't touch the pad either. So, unless you paint there as well, you'll have a ring of rust around the rotors.
 

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I'd use high heat exhaust manifold paint, stands up to the heat better.
 

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Cheap clear coat works great. Take a wire wheel to it first.
 

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I'm thinkin' LubroMoly. Prevents rust AND that annoying brake squeal.
I've tried this on all 4 of the ex's rotors. dunno the results yet... :eusa_whistle:


DISCLAIMER; this is a joke OK? do NOT try this at home. Sheesh.
Unless you're the ex.
 

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After I painted my calipers red, I wanted the hubs to look good also. So I used a small brush, used black paint and was careful. This was about 5 years ago and they still look great - No Rust. Also, when I painted the calipers, I also painted the outer edge of the rotors and down into the venting. It's not real noticeable unless you really look, but I like it - I had plenty of paint so the extra 5 minutes or so wasn't a big deal. If you want it to look really good, put a high gloss clear coat on all your work - it will look factory.
 

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Does someone have pics of the finished rotors after painting?
 

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I'd use high heat exhaust manifold paint, stands up to the heat better.
I agree, or a brake caliper paint. Your rotors can get over 200* easy with spirited driving.
 

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Wow! thanks for all the advice!

Waiting for my first birthday present to myself to come in today! I am one more year wiser
 
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