I just had a talk with someone who suggested plating brake rotors. I can see the sense if you mask the braking surface, but what about plating the whole thing? I assume that plating on the braking surface is a bad idea, but I don’t really know the reason.
UPDATE : I don’t care how pretty or showy the rotor is. I care about preservation of the rotor. I also understand that the braking surface just that - a braking surface, and is not meant to be plated, however, if I drop it off at the platers, and they dunk the whole thing in, then the brake pads will get the plating all on them from that surface which sounds bad to me, but what do I know. another comment is about powder coating compared to plating - I am still interested in that too.