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Old 11-07-2003, 01:37 PM
placo1 placo1 is offline
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Lightbulb Nickel Plated Brake Rotors?

Anyone try this or have any experience with Nickel Plating on Brake Rotors?

I spoke to a local plating shop that stated Nickel Plate will provide better wear/tear and corrosion resistance over CAD plated Rotors. I can understand the corrosion resistance but I wonder about the wear/tear factor since Nickel is soft. They quoted me $90.00 to Nickel Plate all 4 Rotors which is really reasonable IMO.

Should I do it and are there any drawbacks?

BTW I'm considering this for concours events, the plating will be done on OEM rotors and is being done to eliminate the corrosion associated with brake dust. Standard rotors have a silver finish to them but obviously this last 1month at best.

Thanks for your help everyone.

02 C32 AMG

92 500E
84 190E 2.3 5 Spd
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