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Paint on new rotors?


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I just got my new front rotors from Automotion (Zimmerman rotors), and I see the "hats" aren't painted, like the ones from the Porsche dealers are supposed to be. Is there a good reason to paint them or is it a waste of time?

Norm

2001 Boxster, Seal Grey, manual

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I just got my new front rotors from Automotion (Zimmerman rotors), and I see the "hats" aren't painted, like the ones from the Porsche dealers are supposed to be. Is there a good reason to paint them or is it a waste of time?

Norm

2001 Boxster, Seal Grey, manual

I would paint them because I have the same ones & they have turned rusty & look horrible.

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I would recommend painting them too. Rusted hats don't look good. That's why you should buy OEM. Better quality.

So maybe you save a little money with the aftermarkets, but now you got to spend time & money painting the hats. Not really a savings at the end-of-the-day.

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  • 2 weeks later...
Norm, did you finally paint your rotor hats?

What did you use, Tremclad?

I was thinking that I need to touch mine up before Crown Isle, because they are looking a little tired...

I painted them but haven't put them on yet (I'm getting together with a buddy with a 996).

I just used the cheapest high temp paint I could find, which turned out to be silver Rona High Temp for about $5. Though I prob didn't need to, I masked the rotor surface and the two countersunk screw holes on each rotor.

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