Brake rotors

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 16:41
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Can front disc rotors be lightly machined on the vehicle.They appear to have been a bit warm at one time and know seem "glazed" and very shiny and smooth.If they can be done in situ it will save time and effort in removing the front hubs.
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Reply By: Mr Fawlty - Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 17:11

Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 17:11
Have you asked at a brake specialist? They will know....
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Reply By: HJ60-2H - Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 17:11

Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 17:11
Yes they can bu not every brake shop has the gear to do it. Ask around.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen M (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 17:25

Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 17:25
Check around, I know here in Sydney they even come to you, mobile boke very handy if you dont have the time to go running about. Regards Steve M
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 18:00

Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 18:00
Just hose them with water (add salt to the water if you want to do a better job) when you park at night, come out in the morning and after the first brake application there will be no more glaze. Works a treat and is free!!!
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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 18:13

Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 18:13
Hi you ol coot,
Where do you live? If it's in Newcastle or Hunter Valley I can put you on to someone to help.
My mate has a bloke come to his workshop to do almost all his disk machining. It's mostly done on the vehicle.
Only in particularly bad cases will my mate remove the disks.

Suggestion, let your fingers do the walking and try the yellow pages. The services you require do exist.

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Reply By: awill4x4 - Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 18:55

Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 18:55
Just one thing to be aware of. If the discs are standard then there's no problem with "on car" machining. If they are are slotted or crossdrilled then they can't be done on the car and must be machined on a fixed brake lathe.
Regards Andrew.
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Reply By: cokeaddict - Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 20:04

Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 20:04
yes can be done,
some mobile mechanics carry the "on-car" disc lathe. best thing ive ever used.

Yellow Pages will get you one.

Ange
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Reply By: Billowaggi - Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 23:12

Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 23:12
Hi ALL, Fit Bendix CT brake pads they have a thin abrasive band in the middle of the pad and are designed to deglaze your discs in the first few applications, the abrasive material is then gone and brake life is normal. I have tryed them on several vehicles, they work.
Regards Ken.
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