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 Post subject: chrome caliper
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:24 am 
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hi all,
i fitted slotted disc's to my EL and i thought it would be a good idea to chrome the visible part of the caliper, is this going to harm my brakes ? i have been plating for only a few weeks so dont have a clue of what could happen.
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 Post subject: Re: chrome caliper
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:27 am 
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wont do any damage or any adverse effects at all.
looks alrite actually, maybe shoulda painted the back of the pad too.

 

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 Post subject: Re: chrome caliper
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:45 am 
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maybe shoulda painted the back of the pad too


yeah i thought of that, but beleive it or not you cant see it any way :roll: i have the standard Fairmont mags,
im looking to get another set and when i do ill give the hole thing a good clean and a coat of paint, and chrome any thing i can fit in the bath.
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 Post subject: Re: chrome caliper
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:59 am 
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i would be chroming everything i could find, even my left testicle


Yeah, i can do that for ya, but the grinder might tickle a little.

im trying to chrome plastic as well, its not working out to well

but the copper plating on plastic looks pretty good. and thats reall copper looks good when the light hits it..

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 Post subject: Re: chrome caliper
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:04 am 
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Is it just me or does the new disc have more surface area than the old??

Chrome looks good.

 

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 Post subject: Re: chrome caliper
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:20 am 
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thats looks Mint!!! good to see a few different ideas floating around.

 

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 Post subject: Re: chrome caliper
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:07 am 
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looks alright, i dont like polishing or painting the calipers on the e series, as it makes you realise and shows off how small the brakes really are..lol.

oh btw, your slotted disks are on the wrong way..
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 Post subject: Re: chrome caliper
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:09 am 
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TROYMAN wrote:
oh btw, your slotted disks are on the wrong way..



I Just hit Reply until I saw your comment, yes, they're 'technically' wrong.


Saying that, The latest model fords only have one part number for the front rotors, one face forwards the other backwards, they say it makes no difference, but I'm sure the $ sign denotes that.

 

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 Post subject: Re: chrome caliper
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:28 am 
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just take them off and swap what side they are on and the slots will angle toward the back of the car
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 Post subject: Re: chrome caliper
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:53 pm 
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its funny that the pics above contadicts whats marked on my rotors? :?
but above mainly refers to the direction of the internal veins not so much the slot direction..??

they look like rda rotors? , rda have there rotors marked left and right, oh well i guess it dont really matter.. :wink:
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 Post subject: Re: chrome caliper
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:56 pm 
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It actually has no efect on the operation of the rotor which ever was they are fitted unless the internal vanes are directional.
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 Post subject: Re: chrome caliper
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:03 pm 
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Interesting,

DBA states the opposite.

http://www.dba.com.au/node/5546

I guess its all in the layout of the flutes in the cooling fins inside or vanes as mentioned above.

Either way you get the same amount of pad vs disc contact, I just prefer debris being forced out via centrifugal forces to the outside. whereas the otherway tries to direct dirt towards the hub while rotating.

meh..

 

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 Post subject: Re: chrome caliper
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:41 pm 
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the vains on my disc are striagh up and down they dont slant at all so as for cooling its not goint to make a difference. as for the slot direction; the instrtuctions i got with the discs didnt say anything so i looked it up and most i found seem to tilt the way i have them, i tried calling the company i bought them from and no reply yet, if they get back to me i post what their answer is.
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 Post subject: Re: chrome caliper
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:59 pm 
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Is it just me or does the new disc have more surface area than the old??


looks like it, but the disc's are the same size, the old ones have a line of rust near the hub that makes it look smaller.
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 Post subject: Re: chrome caliper
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:27 pm 
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The chrome caliper looks awesome! I have heard that a mirror-polished surface loses heat more slowly than a rough-cast surface. Makes sense I guess, as it has less surface area. In theory at least, your brakes could fade faster as they would cool down less between stops. The difference could be the square root of two fifths of nothing though.

 

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