Our Performance Rotors have a corrosion-protection finish that is Zinc plated. The Zinc Coating process is an extensive
hand applied operation that is not sprayed onto the rotor like
inferior coatings. Each Performance Brake Rotor is immersed in
different solution tanks during the coating process. The final result
is a thick, protective coating that will help prevent rusting, and
give you a great custom look.
When you receive your rotors, they will be completely Black or Silver.
As soon as you install them and start braking, the friction from the
pads will strip the zinc from the pad surface, turning it Silver and
leaving the holes, slots, and the rest of the rotor zinc coated in the
color you selected. (See before and after photos below) The zinc
coating that is removed from the pad surface quickly dissipates, and
will not gum up the pad surface or affect the braking performance of
|Black Zinc Coating Before Installation
Black Zinc Coating After Installation and Braking