How to paint a disc brake rotor – Greetings to all blog readers! Sergey Khmaruk is in touch, and today I will tell you how to paint the disc brake rotor of a bicycle. If you are interested in cycling, then this article is for you. Painting the rotors is not difficult, but if you do not know how to do it, then I will show you the whole painting process from start to finish on my own experience.
A small preface
Many will ask: why paint the rotors, if there are already ready-made branded ones with factory painting? I agree, let’s take, for example, the same Alligator rotors, which are presented in a fairly wide range, both in shape and color. They are much more expensive in cost than standard discs without application. So why buy new ones when you can paint the old ones, provided they are still in good condition.
In my case, I had to take new ones, tk. I went from 160 mm to 180 mm. I ordered these brake discs for my bike in China on Aliexpress (link). And I liked them because they look like “aligators” and, apparently, this is their Chinese copy. And that’s why I decided to order them, especially since the price is pleasant, in contrast to our retail prices. Even then, I decided that I would paint them and make, thus, technical and visual tuning of the bike. Well, let’s get down to business, otherwise, probably, tired you with a long prelude.
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How to paint the rotor?
To paint my rotors, I used regular Sniezka spray paint from a hardware store. By and large, no other paint is needed, this is quite enough. You can also use a primer to help the paint adhere better to the metal surface. But then I stumbled something with this and forgot about it, although the paint holds up even without a primer is not bad at all. So, let’s move on to the list of what you need for work.