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Old 10-06-2012, 10:08 AM
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I brought the wife's Chally into get the squeaky brakes checked out. They tell me that I've got "glazed rotors" with less than 20K miles.

I said OK, I guess sometimes stuff happens. They tell me it's not covered under warranty, and it'll cost $200 plus tax to turn the rotors. I told 'em thanks I'll figure something else out.

I know the dealer has been known to rape you, but damn. I didn't think it'd be that bad. I guess I'll be taking it down to my local mechanic that I haven't used in several years. I know he's trustworthy, and although he's not cheap, he won't rape me either.

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Old 10-06-2012, 10:46 AM
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Yikes! For that price you should buy your own parts and just replace the pads and rotors.
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WTF does "glazed" even mean. are they rusting/pitting or something??

my friend who is a mechanic tells me to buy the absolutly best pads money can buy, and get the cheapest disks available whenever i do my brakes. im not sure of the logic behind his theory, but they never squeak, and always stop.

FYI, Ive been able to get cheap disks for 20-30 bucks a piece at an automotive parts store. Easy enough to swap out the discs...
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Yikes! For that price you should buy your own parts and just replace the pads and rotors.
yeah that is what I was thinking. It seemed a bit extreme in the pricing department.

As far as what "glazing" means, they tell me that there is a sort of film on the rotors, caused by a combination of moisture and humidity that causes a sort of rust on the rotors, even if it's not visible. I have my doubts, but that is what they're telling me.

I've been doing some more thinking. My thoughts now are to just go ahead and do a brake job, get the rotors turned, and install some decent after market pads, just not sure what route to go on the pads as of yet


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you might look at the EBC website, they make brakes & rotors, PEP BOYS carry their product

It doesn't take much to machine off the glaze, as long as the rotors are not warped
a couple shops to check out

Walker Spring & Brake Service Inc.
Phone: (318) 222-0671Fax: (318) 222-06721041 Jordan St, Shreveport, LA 71101-4311

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you also have Moseleys in your area, but i see they are closed on weekends
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i know when my brakes have that slight rust on them, my buddy tells me it is because im a p*$$! with them...he tells me first thing in the morning to really get on em...that will burn that "glaze" off.
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poor mans ANTI glazing technique

http://www.ehow.com/how_4421355_clea...ke-rotors.html
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