Unique worldwide: REBRAKE restoration service for ceramic brake discs
Refurbishing ceramic brake discs ensures a longer lifespan for expensive premium brake systems.
The term ‘ceramic brake’ is generally associated with high quality high horsepower vehicles. Primarily sports cars, but also top range cars are increasingly fitted with ceramic brake discs. The product name indicates the special material used in manufacturing ceramic brake discs. The material is very different from normal ceramic. It is a special ceramic silicon carbide composite material that is also used in space travel. For example, the thermal blanket of the space shuttle is made from this material.
Ceramic brake discs- special material from aerospace technology
There are many reasons for using ceramic brakes. Firstly they are a ‘must have’ in amateur motor sports. In extreme situations they provide the best and most reliable results. The key advantage of ceramic brakes: the braking action remains largely stable under high loads. In such situations normal brake systems lose brake efficiency (known as fading). The background is the special thermal resistance of ceramic brakes. While steel brake systems work up to about 600 degrees Celsius, ceramic brakes are stable and function properly up to about 1,400 degrees Celsius. A hot steel brake disc quickly becomes warped, which affects the braking action considerably and also poses a great safety risk for the entire brake system. By contrast, ceramic brakes: High loads, eg. on track days, push normal brake systems to their thermal limits. The intense heat generated is not a problem for ceramic brake discs because they have a much higher heat capacity.
High heat development is not a problem for ceramic brake discs
The weight of ceramic brakes is another advantage. Installing ceramic brakes can save up to 60kg per car in particularly critical places, such as rotating unsprung masses. The durability of ceramic brakes is also noteworthy- the components last for up to 500,000km, often longer than the rest of the car. The outstanding driving characteristics and low wear of ceramic brakes come at a price. Ceramic brake systems add an extra 7000 Euros or more to the cost of a new car. If ceramic brake discs suffer wear or surface damage, it can be really expensive for car owners. It can easily cost 5000 Euros or more to replace a ceramic brake disc. 1-1.5mm of the surface of ceramic brake discs is destroyed by wear and grooves. The centre part is intact and can still be re-used.
REBRAKE enables ceramic brakes to be refurbished
If ceramic brakes are worn or damaged, REBRAKE, the restoration service from FOXX Automotive can provide efficient, cost-effective and long-lasting help. Irrespective of the diameter of the brake disc, its manufacturer or age, used ceramic brake discs can be made technically perfect and as good as new again. The idea behind the internationally unique REBRAKE restoration of ceramic brakes is simple and brilliant. First the ceramic brake discs sent to us are inspected thoroughly. The brake discs are cleaned, weighed and x-rayed to detect the slightest hairline cracks. The first step is to mill off the surface. Vacuum infiltration and overpressure strengthen the core with a special polymer material and creates a new surface, layer by layer. The technique is so perfect that the repaired brake disc has the same outstanding properties as a new ceramic disc.
Refurbished brake disc with the same properties as a new brake disc
Independent tests have shown that refurbished ceramic discs are often better than new ones in terms of their braking characteristics and durability. This is particularly the case for so-called CCM- discs with a simple design which are less resistant than modern CCB discs. It’s so easy to work with the REBRAKE repair service. If you can’t be without your car, for a deposit you will be given refurbished ceramic brake discs from our warehouse. So it’s done very quickly and you need only one trip to the workshop.