Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Swamp...Lousy-anna
2006 Blue over Primer'd Bondo FPR 6spd #23424 slapped together 2/22/06
A word of advice...don't go with slotted/drilled rotors if you paint the insides of your rims.
When I first powdercoated mine transparent sparkly blue, I had the stock solid rotors. Hardly any dirt or brake dust. Very easy to clean...and as a matter of fact I don't remember having to clean them often.
I went with slotted/drilled rotors a year later and noticed no performance benefit, and they do look nice...but man oh man they deposit about 50 times more dirt/dust/grime on the insides of the rims. It's amazing how quickly they get your perfectly clean and polished inner rims filthy. It's almost instant...if you drive your truck at all, you will have that nasty filthy brownish caked-on gristle inside your rims almost right away. It happens so fast you can't even enjoy your pristine rims. Not fun.
The reason I went with powdercoat instead of paint is that is is more immune to hazy small scratches and isn't as easily scratched by a slightly dirty rag when you clean the insides. That piano black paint looks great but it's not going to be fun keeping them so nice and blemish-free. The powdercoat isn't nearly as nice of a smooth perfect finish but it is very durable. I spray the inners of the wheels with Black Magic Tire Foam and then take a few clean rags and wipe them clean. They look like the day I had them finished. Until I drive the truck of course haha...
But anyhoo...I wish I had stayed with solid rotors. Much, much, much, much less crud build-up on the insides of the rims.