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Here's my situation. I ordered stock rear replacement
rotors for my 2000 Passat. BUT, I specifically
ordered ECS brand stock replacements.

So then why are my brakes getting rusty?
Is this a mistake on their web sites verbiage?
It states specifically... "ALL ECS rotors are cadmium
plated." Does this only apply to all of their brake
rotors or just the "upgraded" drilled/slotted rotors?
Anyone else have rusty ECS rotors? Boooooo.

I'm a little miffed, my rotors are definitely getting
rusty. I emailed them too.

Oh and here's a link:
http://www.ecstuning.com/stage/edpd...model=Passat B5&submodel=FWD&category=Braking
 

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crew217 said:
only applies to the upgraded rotors.

Dave
Well if it's true, then that's pretty fucked up.
Because their site specifically states "All
ECS rotors are cadmium plated."

Can you say false advertising? I thought you could.
 

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And, the money question...

How can we get Cad-plated non-x-drilled/slotted rotors?

I don't want the expense of the slotted, and the cracking with the x-drilled, but I DO want the rust-protection...
Apparently I'm not alone, either...
 

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just use high temp paint. cad plating is very very overrated. They will still rust . . . . just takes a little bit longer. 1100 degree paint holds up better.
 

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Campy:
Exactly my point, I wanted cad plating, no holes or slots...
although ECS' looks much better than the competitions.

Crew:
Technicality or not, ECS actually states their rotors are both
ECS brand, and cad plated.
Whatever. They should own up
to their words. I appreciate the tip and I might just resort to using
the hi-temp paint. :thumbup:
 

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I have had 2 full sets of ECS rotors, their stock replacements and their Stage2 v2, all were CAD plated. ALL HAVE RUSTED. It's a joke plating, it only keeps them from rusting until you get them in the elements. When I want them to look good for a show, I've used Eastwood High temp matt silver exhaust paint to touch the edges up.

I just spent $1700 on these and after 6 weeks, they are rusty at the edge. Why can't the use a finish that holds up to heat and the elements??? :thumbdow: :thumbdow:

Scott

pic day of install.

 
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