: Painted my rusty rotors today.. see inside



Cowan480
05-16-09, 04:17 PM
So I painted my rotors today.. def worth the time. 1 hour for the two fronts..

Cowan

razl
05-16-09, 04:24 PM
Cool. The pics make it look easy enough that I could do it. :thumbsup:

But one Q, it looks like you painted right over the rust. Isn't that just going to come right off as the rust flakes? :confused:

stuckey
05-16-09, 04:30 PM
Cool. The pics make it look easy enough that I could do it. :thumbsup:

But one Q, it looks like you painted right over the rust. Isn't that just going to come right off as the rust flakes? :confused:

Good question i'm waiting for an answer on that as well.

What kind of paint did you use?

Cowan480
05-16-09, 04:33 PM
yeah I painted over the rust(not chipping) but anything looks better than what it was...

Paint was black rustoleum. If I have any problems I'll keep you all posted.

2003RC51
05-16-09, 05:17 PM
Use POR 15. You can paint directly over the rust and it won't chip off. It is a little pricier than regular paint but it is worth it. Just don't get it on your skin because it will be there for a while.

CTSV_510
05-16-09, 07:03 PM
Looks great Cowan! I really need to do this...

How long did it take to dry?

Cowan480
05-16-09, 09:23 PM
not long... actually went ahead and put the wheels back on about 15mins after i finished painting(paint was still sticky but not wet).. washed my car one hour later.. Def worth it.. not much time invested in this and it looks awesome.

LT4POWR
05-16-09, 09:42 PM
I should have done this...I just had my wheels off too...arrr :mad:

c4ss
05-16-09, 09:49 PM
I'm probably going to have to do this soon too. Well, whenever my zinc coating wears off I guess.

ccextra1976
05-16-09, 11:58 PM
dude how much horsepower did all those stickers give you? Just kidding

seriously I bought some paint to do mine but I think I will wait and do it the right way like you...i think they turned out good..and look slick on the fastest color car:thumbsup:

Cowan480
05-17-09, 09:35 AM
dude how much horsepower did all those stickers give you? :

10rwhp for the first three stickers then for every sticker after that adds 1lb of boost.. all in all I think it was around an extra 176rwhp :thumbsup:

rand49er
05-17-09, 03:12 PM
Did you paint those little circles and slots on the rotors, too?





j/k Looks good!

stuckey
05-17-09, 09:47 PM
forgot to say this earlier when i was asking questions but it looks great i wanna do mine now i should really get off my @ss and install my collection of parts in the shop

JD03Cobra
05-18-09, 12:30 PM
I'm sick of the rust myself and that look good! Nice job.

razl
05-18-09, 01:34 PM
I noticed that POR15 has silver, I was thinking of giving that a whirl instead of black. I know it's going to get black from dust, but I keep my wheels extra clean. Any comments?

Den_93
05-18-09, 02:03 PM
I used POR15 on my frames from restoring cars and it works awesome, but I don't think POR15 is UV stable. So over time it might turn yellow and breakdown. IMO, I would use high temp engine paint if you want different colors.

Oh yeah, there rotors look good, going to do my today too.