HELP! With custom rotors...

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  1. Cpotts13

    Cpotts13 Well-Known Member

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    There is something that has been bothering me a little to much with my front brakes...... and its how horrible all of that unswept part of the rotors look!!

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    Custom order 2 piece rotors from coleman:

    I would need them with gt500 specs BUT I would want a larger rotor hat to fill up some of the unused space..
    Can someone help me spec these out? I am totally lost on how to do it...
    http://www.colemanracing.com/Custom-Products-You-Dream-It-We-Build-It-W9.aspx

    My main reason in doing this is to keep the nice filled up wheel look...

    I do have a second option which is to downsize to Revolution brakes 13" bracket

    So I would need to order there brackets ~$100, and cobra rotors ~$200 and new pads, ~$60.
    This is by far the easier option, but i'll be missing out on filling up the wheels nicely.
     
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    how about paint/PC the unswept area of the rotor. Waaaaay cheaper and adds the custom look.
    Those Wilwoods look aweswome in there.
     
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    They are painted currently... I am going to refresh them next weekend with proper caliper paint..

    Does the unswept part not look funny to anyone else?!
     
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    not to me but if your OCD....it might
     
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    Painting the un-swept area will work but it doesn't last. Powdercoat the rotors and they'll stay looking fresh longer. EXAMPLE: The un-swept area gets powdercoated silver along with the vanes. It lasts longer if you get the powdercoated cleared after.
     
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    Brakes get too hot for powder coat, it will burn off. Go get black header paint and paint them.
     
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    Thats what I will do next weekend.....

    From what i've heard though the coleman custom rotors aren't much more expensive than regular rotors..
     
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    the black looks funny. needs bigger pistons.....
     
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    Not saying they don't have bigger piston surface area. Four piston have smaller pistons than say a single piston rotor. It looks funny because it's only using the very outside of the rotor. I'm sure they work great, but maybe should be painted silver
     
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    My old setup had rotors that were powdercoated. When the brakes are applied it only takes off where it touches and the rest remains untouched. Call www.discbrakesrus.com and they'll explain how it all works.

     
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    He's not talking about it rubbing off, hes talking about it burning off from excess heat in the brake rotor. Has to be a high temp paint, idk what powder coat is good up to.
     
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    PC is at least baked to 400*. IDK if there is a high temp PC though. Might be worth looking into though.
    I think for a normal driver PC would be fine. Race car might be another story though.
     
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    I think the brake grease i bought for the fusion was rated for 425F, standard stuff. The EXTREME stuff next to it was 2500F or 3000F. And about 16x the cost......
     
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    You can powder coat the hats and fins. My old Cobra setup with powder-coated rear rotors.

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    Current front brake setup with power-coated hat and fins
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    That powder coat looks good!!!!
    But if the custom rotors aren't to much money ...

    Can anyone actually help with specing them?