Join Date: May 2013
Location: Daytona, FL
Vehicle: Red SLK230
Other Toys: 2001 E320
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thanks, Jayson, I'd agree about using new pads w/new rotors.
CB gave me a good price for ordering front & rears at the same time, w/free shipping as well.....give them a call.
Yeah, black will look great w/your black car.....look forward to seeing your pics.
I actually scraped most of the powder coating off the pad's path, then sanded the bits left.
The rotors stop & ride just as smooth as silk, NO pulsation, or hint of a vibration or squeal. The Chinese parts are simply not in the same league, def. not worth just saving a few bucks. They apparently have a thin, cheap tin plating, as you can already see rust through it.
"I don't like the idea of removing calipers for painting. Do you think one can do a good job while in place?"
Well, for the front, I really feel the only way to do it right is removing them.....would have killed my neck trying to get all the tight areas with them on the car. However, the rears are much smaller & easier, I just might leave those on.
Tolak, the countersunk holes are pretty standard now for any decent drilled rotor. These are very high quality & I won't have to look at rusting vent holes, etc.
BTW, One pic shows the back of the car elevated as well; as I changed the trans fluid while letting the calipers dry a few days. I'll post some pics in a new thread when I can.
Last edited by 2000 SLK230; 08-06-2013 at 05:50 PM.