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    Default Recommendations on where to get rotors turned for cheap?

    It's been ages since I've gotten rotors turned. I think it used to cost ~$5/rotor to have machined down (if they're not close to the minimum thickness).

    Preferred recommendations in the NW if possible.

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    Most shops have a brake lathe, and it's definitely not going to cost 5 bucks a rotor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentry View Post
    Most shops have a brake lathe, and it's definitely not going to cost 5 bucks a rotor.
    This, it may just be better to spend just a little bit more and get new rotors.
    Moran supreme

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    Unless you know a person working at a brake shop, 5$ a rotor .... good luck.

    Depending on the vehicle, it might be cheaper to buy new discs. I recall the mistake I made years ago when going to CT to fix my front brakes. They ended up turning the brakes, but it was 40$ per side, when brand NEW brake discs would have been 20$ per side.

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    For common cars, if you are halfway mechanical, you can easily buy new from rockauto or similar for less than getting somewhere to turn them.
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    Thanks for the response guys. I actually do almost all of the mechanical work myself and buy new each time vs. running turned rotors. However there's one set of Endless I have which is special order from Japan ~$500/pair, I had forgot to spray it down with a petroleum based lubricant prior to storage and there's a bunch of corrosion which formed on the surface that I couldn't "buff" out with the wire wheel. Just just looking to have the surface lightly machined to expose new material.

    The other set of rotors I have had some pad deposits formed on them, replaced with new Brembo blanks on the car, but wanted to have a spare set kicking around. Again, just looking for a slight shave on either side to remove the deposits.

    The last time I had gotten rotors turned was back in the mid-late 90's back round then it was ~$5/rotor @ CT; I've always replaced with new as the rotors got worn to minimum thickness.

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    Id imagine a few hard stops would clear most of the issues up..

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    Had the same problem as you. Specialty Wilwoods that I needed turned.

    McCall brake and Muffler did them, and I even bartered down to $50 for the pair. They turned them three times.

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