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Old 06-22-2009, 02:27 PM   #1
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Balo Rotors

Hi,

did anyone ever hear of Balo Rotors?
http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/smart/more_info.cgi?pn=996-351-405-01-M5&catalog_description=Front%20Brake%20Rotor%2C%20Lef t%2C%20Boxster%20S%20(2000-04)%2C%20Each

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They are a reputable German brand. Long-time OE supplier to BMW and now also to Porsche.

At that price, the "hat" portion of the rotor is probably not coated with an anti-corrosion paint. Plan on painting the "hat" with a high-temp paint before installation or you will have unsightly rust to look at every day.

Zimmerman has "coated" hats, but do cost more than Balo.
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:23 AM   #3
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Great, thanks.

Any recommendation what paint to use?
Do I get this in any hardware store?

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They are a reputable German brand. Long-time OE supplier to BMW and now also to Porsche.

At that price, the "hat" portion of the rotor is probably not coated with an anti-corrosion paint. Plan on painting the "hat" with a high-temp paint before installation or you will have unsightly rust to look at every day.

Zimmerman has "coated" hats, but do cost more than Balo.
Most aftermarket rotors have anti-rust coating on them... but the problem is it all comes off after a year of winter driving. Ask me how I know this.

If you don't paint the hat, it's going to rust, which in turn the rust will get to your wheels.

I keep hearing all zimmermann rotor hats are now painted, but have yet to see any photos or have it stated on the product page of any online stores.


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