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JonM 12-08-2002 01:04 PM

Rotor Paint

Eastwood. Stainless steel finish. I might redo in a more silver color. Still have a second coat and cleaning work left to do.

JonM 12-08-2002 01:05 PM

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Randy Forbes 12-08-2002 01:22 PM

Is that when the phone rang?
(spot on floor)

Even more labor intensive, I used Techline's thermal dispersant coating on the Healey's rotor hat and edges (plus rear drums).

Surface must be blasted and cleaned with solvent; mask off all areas that are to remain uncoated; use airbrush to apply a ridiculusly thin amount (like .0015"); cure in an oven at 300 degrees (part temp) for an hour.

And you call yourself an enthusiast!

JonM 12-08-2002 01:24 PM


Originally posted by Randy Forbes
And you call yourself an enthusiast!
Yeah, I'm taking the easy way out on this one.


JonM 12-08-2002 01:36 PM

Spots on floor are "brake dust with brake cleaner" soup. will clean right up.

Always good to talk to you.

FredR 12-09-2002 01:11 PM

Looks great! I just ordered some Eastwood brake drum black for the Z3's rotors. In the spring I will get the Euro floating rotors from the M3.

Ron Stygar 12-10-2002 12:22 AM

Jon, why did you paint the aluminum hats? They clean up nice with scotchbrite pads.
I used the Griots cast iron color. Had the rotors bead blasted. Still a pain in the ass to paint. Three coats using Q tips etc.
It doesn't last. The rust starts coming though. Becomes an annual thing.
You also have to paint the ID on the disc surface. 1/4 inch on the back and 1/8 inch in the front in my case. OD, 1/8 inch.
Looking into powder coating the rears and cad plating the fronts.
A masking nightmare, just like doing the wheels.

JonM 12-10-2002 07:40 AM

It was a tossup on the hats. I wanted them to look uniform front and rear.

I don't think Griot's carries their paint any more. The Eastwood stuff is really nice. Don't get it anywhere you don't want it to go. I cannot get it off. Fingernails included. Can says "contents partially unknown". Andy bought the matte silver which is a shade lighter than what I bought. Of course he has solide rotors in rear which makes his work a little easier.

I did do the IDs, just like you. I cleaned any overpainting with scotchbrite.

I will not be pleased if this paint does not hold up. This project was a crapload of work. I did not bead blast. I used wire wheel on my Milwaukee
and also a wire pipe cleaner. I watched Office Space 6 times while I prepped them.

If powdercoat holds up better and/or cad plate, I am interested.

JonM 12-10-2002 07:44 AM

If I go with RK2s, I will paint the spacers too.

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