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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 03-23-2015, 10:16 AM
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Zimmerman rotors

Just got my all 4 corners set of Zimmerman rotors. They look great.
My question is should I use a razor blade to scrape away the brake pad
contact surface area? Naturally, I would leave the rest of the rotors painted.
It seems like grinding down the painted surfaces with the brake pad will not
be healthy for either surface.
Your thoughts please...
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:19 AM
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Not tracking. You got a pic?

I used Zimmerman rotors on an E46 a while back. I don't recall anything other than slapping them on. Pads will take care of whatever needs taken care of during the first few applications, no?

I'm in the "leave it" camp...
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:56 AM
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Did you paint the rotors?
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:57 AM
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you don't want corrosive protectant on your pads
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:09 PM
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Are they Zimmerman rotors with Coat-Z? If so, AutohausAZ says, "Zimmermann rotors may now have the Coat-Z anticorrosion coating, this coating should NOT be removed prior to usage."
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:41 PM
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