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Hey everyone,

Just wanted to give a shout out for a local plating company that I just did some business with.

I had my OEM rotors for my Mercedes SLK55 AMG zinc plated and they did an awesome job. They only charged me $45.00 :tu:

If you have anything that needs to be plated give them a call.

The OEM rotors come from the factory with a cold galvanizing spray coating on them which does not hold up all that well and eventually starts to rust through. Now they are fully protected :)

Here is the company info:

Gleco Plating
2220 Grisham Dr. Rowlett, TX 75088
Phone: 972.475.4300

Ask for Mike Ray, the general manager.

Here are some before and after photos:

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Thanks! I moved this is out of the club section to repair shops
 

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It looks good but won't it affect the friction coefficient and thus the braking performance?
 

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etyu,

Thanks! :tu:

To answer your question, no it will wear off of the braking surface after the first time you apply the brakes.

That is why a lot of people use zinc on rotors is because it is soft enough to wear off quickly but strong enough to protect the rest of the rotor from corrosion.
 
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