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    Brake Drums rusted - repaint?

    I would like to purchase new brake drums for my car and treat/paint them before reinstalling as my current brake drums are really rusted and really an eye sore against my black rims.

    I know nothing about cars and I was hoping someone here could point me in the right direction.

    I received a quote from a Nissan dealership for $142.60/each .... is that over priced? From my research brake drums are supposed to be really inexpensive. I only want to purchase the brake drum, I don't need brake shoes. (If I'm using my terms correctly ) Unless they don't sell them separately and I have to buy the entire drum brake...

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.



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    That is over priced.
    Order off rock auto.
    If you are not good are servicing your vehicle I could help you.

    If you’d like we can inspect them together first and make sure you are ordering the parts you NEED.

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    Your brake drums are rusted, but seem to be in good condition otherwise, isn't it? So I suggest you just have them sanded and painted with a good epoxy paint and a clear coat. That's what I did last summer; found a good auto paint shop in my neighbourhood and they did a great job for 50$ a drum, so 100$ for great looking drums.

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    What he said. Your shoes ( drum pads ) would require servicing first and are inexpensive.
    The drums should last for 2 sets of shoes ( original +1 replacement ) lasting for approx 150,000-200,000total, vs 60-80 for front pads 120,000-160,000 total.

    Hi temp paint after sanding is definitely the first choice

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    I was considering that option too, will look into shops to check for price to see which way would actually be more cost effective. Too bad you're in Montreal or I would get mine done at the same place. Thanks

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    Aw thanks, but I don't want to put you through any trouble. I'll definitely check out Rock Auto.



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