Powder Coating on rear brake rotors

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  1. DWDsHellcat

    DWDsHellcat Rookie

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    Has anyone else seen the powder coating peeling off the rear brake rotors on the new Hellcats?
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  2. ChallengerDad

    ChallengerDad SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    They're not powder coated - my '09 SRT rotors looked the same way as the pic above.
    I bought a set of aftermarket rotors (slotted and cross-drilled) from R1 Concepts for my '09. They came with a black high-temp paint finish, which wore off the rotor surfaces in a short time of use - and look SO MUCH better than the OEM rotors.
    I put them on (along with a set of Hawk semi-metallic pads), bedded the brakes, and the difference in appearance is night and day. I also noticed better brake performance with the aftermarket rotors and pads. I'll be going the same route again with the Hellcat.
     
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    How long did you expect this to last? You took deliverery, uh, yesterday?

    That kind of sucks on a brand new 60K+ car, even if it may have sat outside at the plant for a month or so.
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    Its no big deal that paint would come off in no time with driving the car and the heat of rotors. They will "season" and you won't even think about it.
     
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    Welcome to Mopars
     
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  6. 70Cuda

    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    All new cars!!!!

    My SVT Raptor same type thing on rotors. Its what happens when you drive them.

    Want to keep it perfect then put it in a museum
     
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    Sublimecat Silver Member

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    I had the same thing happen on multiple cars. Take the rotors off now and get some satin black rustoleum, wire brush the rotor hats and paint them. They will look fine.
     
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    Beeman Silver Member Hellcat Car Club

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    Read your post, first thing i did was go to garage to check mine on 2009 SRT8 Super Bee witch has 8,000 miles.
    No evidence of pealing or rust what so ever on all 4's. My assumption is that the raw metal was not prepped before rotors were painted. Suggest dealer paint or replace them under your warranty. Pesonally I would inssist on replacements.
     
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    My 09 R/T Challenger has 11K miles and perfect paint on the rotors. I agree, sounds like poor prep.
     
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    Top Cat Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member Fastest Cat/Record Holder HCC Charter Member

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    That's a great Saturday afternoon project, better not look under the car you might find more projects......
     
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    Looks like I will have to look at mine now...Great something more to worry about
     
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    After a season or 2 of hard running you'll probably have to replace them anyhow. Rotors rust; usually faster when stationary. Better drive it now and fast! ;)
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Nope, mine are okay so far! I will keep watching.
     
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    What's up with the green valve stem cap? I'm guessing that someone refilled the tires with nitrogen and put that cap on as an indicator. My factory cap is gray.
     
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    same thing with my 2011.....i was irritated also after i bought it and noticed it......then i checked out a new Lotus....same thing there too.....

    its a car, not a collector piece
     
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