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04-05-2013 06:02 PM
TheGlassMaker Here is a thread I already started on brakes. We talk about those in there just from a different company.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=311404

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04-05-2013 05:25 PM
suss6052
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Are you sure these are you good, Suss?

"We offer an industry first PCC Chromium plating, that protects far better than any zinc or paint process can, and it looks...well see for yourself. There's nothing like it!"



He said his are Zinc plated. Nopi is saying their chromium is better than zinc.
Are you kidding me? A zinc alloy is completely different than a painted rotor, Nopi makes parts for ricers and psuedo tuners, I would not take any of their advice.

Colored rotors are a bad idea and the speil they are giving is smoke and mirrors, but you tell me how that works out the first time you go to stop and nothing happens.
04-05-2013 05:23 PM
TheGlassMaker I've heard good things about those but, The color will wear off where the pads touch. It just a coating, mine are actually plated. It won't wear off.

Just like everything nopi makes its meant for looks. But the coating will stay on the rotor hats.

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04-05-2013 03:03 PM
Jim_J Maybe you could do a drum brake conversion on the front?
04-05-2013 02:45 PM
mishka
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Those look like spray painted rotors, that's not a good thing for stopping at all, they look like they were meant for a show car, not one that actually has to work. First of all it would burn off fairly quickly due to the friction of the pads dragging across it, but in the interim the stopping power would be severely reduced due to the lower coefficient of friction of the paint.

This could also damage the brake pads. Stick with a quality part rather than some tuner nonsense.
Are you sure these are you good, Suss?

"We offer an industry first PCC Chromium plating, that protects far better than any zinc or paint process can, and it looks...well see for yourself. There's nothing like it!"

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I just put powerstop rotors and pads on my mazda they a silver zink plated. I've had them for three weeks so far and they don't even surface rust over night.
He said his are Zinc plated. Nopi is saying their chromium is better than zinc.
04-05-2013 02:32 PM
suss6052
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Hey I also am turned off by the brake/rotor rust. What about something like this? They would look so good!
Would they rust too? Would they warp? It says they use "high quality OEM grade G3000 castings" . They aren't cheap... $150 pair.

Let me know what ya'll think. Thanks. ! :)
Those look like spray painted rotors, that's not a good thing for stopping at all, they look like they were meant for a show car, not one that actually has to work. First of all it would burn off fairly quickly due to the friction of the pads dragging across it, but in the interim the stopping power would be severely reduced due to the lower coefficient of friction of the paint.

This could also damage the brake pads. Stick with a quality part rather than some tuner nonsense.
04-05-2013 12:34 PM
TheGlassMaker
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Hey I also am turned off by the brake/rotor rust. What about something like this? They would look so good!
Would they rust too? Would they warp? It says they use "high quality OEM grade G3000 castings" . They aren't cheap... $150 pair.

Let me know what ya'll think. Thanks. ! :)
I just put powerstop rotors and pads on my mazda they a silver zink plated. I've had them for three weeks so far and they don't even surface rust over night.




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04-05-2013 11:13 AM
mishka Hey I also am turned off by the brake/rotor rust. What about something like this? They would look so good!
Would they rust too? Would they warp? It says they use "high quality OEM grade G3000 castings" . They aren't cheap... $150 pair.

Let me know what ya'll think. Thanks. ! :)
07-10-2012 04:21 PM
Jlarson909 I was, but most people told me if i drove my car every day the pads would just rub the rust off. thanks for your help :)
07-10-2012 04:12 PM
BetaDnB
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sorry wasn't meant to be testy, i think i'll just get ones with painted top hats instead and hope they don't rust out too quickly
Wait. You're not talking about the braking surface? That's what I implied all along.
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