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Old Wed, Jan-22-2020, 05:33:24 PM   #561
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Default Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

As promised, here are some pictures of the finished rattle can paint work.







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Old Fri, Jan-24-2020, 06:11:40 PM   #562
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So, after a few emails with Grant I was ready to drop in the first piston in cylinder #1.





Also removed piston #2 in preparation for refresh.



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Old Mon, Jan-27-2020, 06:14:21 PM   #563
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So, prior to my last track day I wanted to get some additional brake temp data other than the AP Racing stuff I normally use.
I've been having trouble with my AP Racing paint changing color like it should, so I reached out to a friend to get some of his Genesis Technologies paint. I've used it before and it's pretty awesome.
You apply it similar to the AP Racing stuff, you put it on the outside edge of the rotor and the vanes so it gets the heat, but nothing will rub it off.

Here you can see my front and rear rotors from my last track day.

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Using the temperature chart from Genesis Technologies, you can see the maximum temperature my rotors reached:



I believe I'm seeing a yellow-green on my fronts, which seems like a D-E 580-720C according to the chart which translates to 1076-1328F.

I believe the rear paint appears to be brown in color, which is a C on the chart, 430C or 806F.

The current pads I have on my car are HAWK DTC-60 on the front calipers and DTC-30 pads on the rear calipers.

Looking at the chart it appears that my pad compounds are right on the mark with a little bit of headroom for other tracks with more aggressive braking.



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Old Tue, Jan-28-2020, 05:35:30 AM   #564
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Looks like I've missed a lot since I last checked in. Nice progress! Makes me want to start a second build. Looking forward to more S54 updates.
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Old Tue, Jan-28-2020, 02:11:59 PM   #565
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I believe I'm seeing a yellow-green on my fronts, which seems like a D-E 580-720C according to the chart which translates to 1076-1328F.

I believe the rear paint appears to be brown in color, which is a C on the chart, 430C or 806F.
Brake data is my favorite type of data. You pulled your ducting off, right?

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Old Tue, Jan-28-2020, 05:39:44 PM   #566
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Thanks dude! I know it's hard to keep up with all the threads here. I can't seem to stop tinkering with this car lol
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I did when I installed the BBK. I want to see if I crack rotors less frequently than people with ducting because I'm not heat cycling the steel as often.

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Old Wed, Jan-29-2020, 05:22:10 PM   #567
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This Piston Kleen works well, just requires some patience.

This is piston #2 after soaking for about five days and using a nylon brush daily.



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Old Thu, Jan-30-2020, 08:25:21 PM   #568
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Dropped in piston #2 last night and pulled #3 to soak.



I also wanted to try something new with protecting the crank from the flex hone since the paper towels were simply being removed by the hone.

This time I wrapped a dirty t-shirt that was free of particulates over the crank so I could use the flex hone, worry free.

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So, prior to my last track day I wanted to get some additional brake temp data other than the AP Racing stuff I normally use.
I've been having trouble with my AP Racing paint changing color like it should, so I reached out to a friend to get some of his Genesis Technologies paint. I've used it before and it's pretty awesome.
You apply it similar to the AP Racing stuff, you put it on the outside edge of the rotor and the vanes so it gets the heat, but nothing will rub it off.

Here you can see my front and rear rotors from my last track day.

blah blah
This is awesome. I'm gonna have to set some of that and give it a go. I've just done the YOLO method on my time attack car... But my car is so light, 2250 pounds, and has fairly big brakes, so I've never had any problems.




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Works pretty well and should last you a while, unless you are cracking rotors every three months or something.



I was dealing with some strange braking when I was running a hotter pad in the rear so I used this paint to dial it in.

Worked well!

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