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    Is Zinc coating rotors a waste on a track car?

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    So I'm thinking that when I got a zinc coating on rotors I used out on the track it was a waste of money and I wouldn't do it again. My reasoning is that zinc has a pretty low melting point of 787 F and hard braking will easily generate temperatures that exceed this. After one track season the zinc coating on the non-swept portion of the discs is long gone, replaced by iron oxide.


    Any contrary thoughts on this?
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    i am not surprised by your findings & agree with your theory..... zinc is not the most durable of coatings.....
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    Coatings are applied to rotors to prevent corrosion. If you have dedicated track parts then there really is no need.

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