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Can I paint my rotor/hub?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by dysfunctnlretard, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Nov 23, 2009 at 11:23 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    Im talking about the part that you can immediately see upon removing a center cap. I want to see what my Mojaves would look like without the center caps but Ive seen other trucks without center caps that have rust all up inside the rotor/hub and I definitely dont wanna see that on mine. If possible, I want to paint it black so it blends in with the wheel from a distance. Does anyone see any potential problems with doing it? Any specific paint I'd need? (I was just gonna use rustoleum)?
     
  2. Nov 24, 2009 at 4:12 AM
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    Yes....you can paint them. My husband and I painted the rotors on our corvette.

    I can't remember - but there is special paint for rotors that you can get at your local automotive stores. It should be a 'high heat' type paint. Make sure you prep the area properly and mask off the actual braking surface.
     
  3. Apr 16, 2011 at 9:03 PM
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    This thread just answered all the questions I had on the same subject. Thanks guys. :cool:
     
  4. Feb 21, 2014 at 6:05 PM
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    I wounder if paint prevents heat created by friction from dissipating and brakes run hotter because of that.
     
  5. Feb 21, 2014 at 9:13 PM
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    I don’t think you would actually be painting your rotor would you? Your rotor slides over the hub and that is what would be exposed if your wheel center cap is off. I don’t think it would hurt to paint the hub dust cap or whatever it’s called. Go after it man!
     
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