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How long does a renewed ceramic brake disc last?

The service life of carbon ceramic brake discs is enormous, renewed discs should last over 100,000km

How long does a renewed ceramic brake disc last?

The service life is comparable to a new one.

Motorsport fans, environmental politicians and activists and even ordinary motorists actually agree on this point: carbon ceramic brake discs are the future. Particulate matter is the subject of city centres. Ceramic brake discs in our vehicles could effectively counteract this problem. About one third of particulates is caused by tyres and conventional brakes. Ceramic brakes are capable of reducing brake abrasion by around 90 per cent. So far, innovative braking systems have been installed in racing cars, sports cars and sedans of the luxury class. Once you“ve experienced them, you won“t want to miss them. They are low-wear, largely maintenance-free and extremely trenchant. Carbon ceramic brake discs have become indispensable in motor racing.

Carbon ceramic reprocessing by REBRAKE returns ceramic brakes to mint condition

Even in the event that brake discs do wear down and need to be renewed, there is a highly efficient solution. With REBRAKE, FOXX-Automotive Components has established a process for ceramic brake discs that is not only reliable but also impressively powerful. With REBRAKE“s carbon ceramic reprocessing, worn ceramic brakes are simply restored to their original condition. The diameter, age or manufacturer of the brake disc does not matter. The service life of a restored ceramic brake disc is also comparable to that of a new brake disc.

Service life of a restored ceramic brake disc is comparable to a new one

The proven reprocessing procedure takes place in a multi-stage process. First, the brake disc is weighed and x-rayed to rule out damage to the basic structure. This is followed by a thorough cleaning. In the third step, the brake disc is face milled. The carbon ceramic disc is then impregnated with carbon polymers in a vacuum. Pyrolysis then takes place at over 1,000 degrees Celsius. The precise amount of polymer material is applied until the brake disc“s target weight is reached. A siliconizing process at 1,500 degrees Celsius and final sanding complete the procedure.

Rebrake is the specialists in refurbishing ceramic brakes. The company can used and worn ceramic brakes discs can be refurbished. REBRAKE gives refurbished brake discs the best properties.

Contact
FOXX Automotive Components UG
Wolfgang Dietz
Argelsrieder Feld 1a
82234 Weßling
Phone: +49 (0)8153 9015171
E-Mail: info@rebrake.de
Url: http://www.rebrake.de/

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Which types of ceramic brake discs are there?

High-performance and environmentally friendly: REBRAKE renewal service for ceramic brake discs of all manufacturers and diameters

Which types of ceramic brake discs are there?

A worldwide unique process with rebrake.

The company FOXX Automotive Components from Weßling near Munich has established a worldwide unique process with REBRAKE, a powerful and reliable process for the renewal of ceramic brake discs. Brake discs of all sizes and manufacturers, even older brake discs can now be restored to mint condition at low cost. While replacing a broken brake disc with a new one can cost 5,000 euros or more, a renewal procedure only costs around 1,200 euros. Basically, a distinction is made between two different carbon ceramic brake discs (CCB). Experts assume that ceramic brake systems will continue to gain traction. The advantages are obvious – the innovative braking systems are not only especially efficient (road safety argument), but also generate extremely low levels of particulate matter (environmental argument).

In general, a distinction is made between two different carbon ceramic brake discs

It can therefore be assumed that further suppliers will establish themselves on the market in the future. For one, there are brake discs by Brembo SGL. These are mainly mounted by Porsche, Mercedes / AMG and Audi. The special feature of this type of ceramic brake discs: The surface is especially hard and therefore much less susceptible to wear, which is particularly noticeable in racing. In addition, there are conventional, older state-of-the-art brake discs which do not have a particularly hard surface layer and are therefore more susceptible to wear.

With the REBRAKE reconditioning processes ceramic brake discs can be repaired

Regardless of manufacturer, size and type – all ceramic brake discs can be repaired with the REBRAKE reconditioning process. The basic structure is the same for all ceramic brake discs. The REBRAKE process is based on a hardened surface with silicon carbonate. This surface is usually harder than with new discs. The procedure has been sufficiently tested and has fully proved its worth. Renewed brake discs have outstanding properties – especially the surface behaves particularly heat- and abrasion-resistant after the pyrolysis and siliconizing process.

Rebrake is the specialists in refurbishing ceramic brakes. The company can used and worn ceramic brakes discs can be refurbished. REBRAKE gives refurbished brake discs the best properties.

Contact
FOXX Automotive Components UG
Wolfgang Dietz
Argelsrieder Feld 1a
82234 Weßling
Phone: +49 (0)8153 9015171
E-Mail: info@rebrake.de
Url: http://www.rebrake.de/

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What to do when a ceramic brake disc wears down?

High-performance substances such as carbon ceramic require innovative procedures

What to do when a ceramic brake disc wears down?

Ceramic brakes: FOXX Automotive.

High-performance materials are increasingly being used in the automotive sector in particular. They are especially effective and light. With regard to innovative ceramic brake discs, these materials are also particularly durable and therefore environmentally friendly. The high-performance ceramic also ensures significantly lower levels of particulate matter. Experts are certain that carbon- ceramic brakes will establish themselves. They are still mainly used in the top models of Mercedes, Lexus, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes, Ferrari, Maserati or Lamborghini. Ceramic brake discs offer many advantages – not only a significantly shorter stopping distance. They are half as light as conventional cast iron brake discs and have significantly less wear.

Renewed ceramic brakes have at least as good properties as brand-new ones

And if wear and surface grooves do occur, REBRAKE, the renewal service for ceramic brake discs from FOXX Automotive, is here to help. With this globally unique service, ceramic brake discs can be restored to their original condition. And this is independent of the manufacturer, diameter and age of the vehicle. If ceramic brake discs wear down, only the surface is usually affected. In very rare cases, cracks or damaged fastening elements with which the brake disc top is connected to the actual disc (rotor) can be detected during an entry inspection.

Older ceramic brake discs should be renewed in good time

Superficially damaged discs can still be used thanks to the new and innovative REBRAKE process. Even older ceramic brake discs, which are often sent in with cracks in the bolt holes, can also be renewed. Especially with older discs, a renewal should be considered in good time. If the damage and wear are too extensive, a renewal is no longer an option at one point. What is behind the REBRAKE renewal service? First, the surface of the disc is milled off. Damage caused by wear and tear is often 1 to 1.5 mm deep. The ground surface is replaced by new sublayers and a new surface. The properties of repaired ceramic brake discs are at least as good as brand-new discs.

Rebrake is the specialists in refurbishing ceramic brakes. The company can used and worn ceramic brakes discs can be refurbished. REBRAKE gives refurbished brake discs the best properties.

Contact
FOXX Automotive Components UG
Wolfgang Dietz
Argelsrieder Feld 1a
82234 Weßling
Phone: +49 (0)8153 9015171
E-Mail: info@rebrake.de
Url: http://www.rebrake.de/

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Renew ceramic brake discs? This is how to!

From the incoming inspection to pyrolysis at 1,100 degrees Celsius – how a worn ceramic brake disc becomes a product in mint condition again

Renew ceramic brake discs? This is how to!

It is as trenchant as no other, suitable for racing and highly efficient. It may be durable, but it is also shockingly expensive. Many owners of sports cars and high-quality limousines or sedans rely on the durability of their ceramic brake system. Wear can be very expensive. If a brake disc breaks, it can quickly cost 5000 euro and more. The company FOXX Automotive Components from Weßling near Munich relies on a specially developed process with which ceramic brake discs are not only renewed, but rather put into a condition which, depending on the type, exhibits better properties all around than a brand-new carbon ceramic brake disc. At its core, the special process focuses on restoring the damaged or worn surface of the brake disc.

If the basic structure of the ceramic brake disc is intact, the brake disc is reprocessed.

However, before the ceramic brake disc can be reprocessed, the worn or abraded disc is subjected to a multi-stage incoming inspection. Background: Not every ceramic brake disc is suitable for very elaborate processing. If, for example, the X-ray machine detects that even the smallest cracks run through the entire brake disc, this rules out a reprocessing of the brake disc. In a further step, the brake disc is weighed to determine to what extent the basic structure of the ceramic disc is still intact. Normally this involves wear and damage to the surface of the brake disc. The material can be very worn, grooves can be clearly visible – no problem for the experts at FOXX-Automotive Components.

The renewal of a ceramic brake disc costs between 790.00 and 900.00 euro

After the surface of the brake disc has been milled off mechanically until all grooves have been levelled, it is filtered in several steps in a vacuum with polymer material and pyrolised at over 1,000 degrees Celsius. The precise amount of polymer material is applied until the target weight is reached. The new material conjoins perfectly with the old material both chemically and structurally. Only after the ceramic brake disc has been siliconized at 1,800 degrees Celsius and finally ground to achieve a particularly smooth and extremely hard surface is it considered renewed. All operations are precisely documented.

Rebrake is the specialists in refurbishing ceramic brakes. The company can used and worn ceramic brakes discs can be refurbished. REBRAKE gives refurbished brake discs the best properties.

Contact
FOXX Automotive Components UG
Wolfgang Dietz
Argelsrieder Feld 1a
82234 Weßling
Phone: +49 (0)8153 9015171
E-Mail: info@rebrake.de
Url: http://www.rebrake.de/

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How can ceramic brake discs be cheaply resurfaced?

Rebrake offers resurfaced ceramic brakes in all sizes from 1,050 EUR

How can ceramic brake discs be cheaply resurfaced?

High-tech materials are standard.

High-tech materials are standard in high HP sports cars. The problem: even the most high-end body includes consumable parts that must be renewed from time to time. Ceramic brake discs are some of the most effective yet most expensive consumable parts.
The company FOXX Automotive Components from Weßling to the west of Munich has developed a special process that not only matches the performance of the original carbon ceramic brakes, but exceeds it.
Rebrake offers an effective process for both types of ceramic brake discs as well as CCB and CCM disks, whereby the brakes“ original performance is restored. Put simply, the process restores the extremely robust surface, i.e. the thin top layer on the carbon ceramic brake disc.
To ensure that this is achieved, the much thicker core of the ceramic brake disc can be retained to reduce costs compared with completely replacing with a new ceramic brake disc. These can quickly add up to 5,000 to 7,000 EUR or more, depending on manufacturer.

From 1,050 EUR instead of 5,000 EUR for a fully restored ceramic brake disc

Ceramic brake discs come in two different types with different diameters. Rebrake offers a tried and tested resurfacing process for all variants. This restores the special surface of the ceramic brake disc, physically connecting this with the core to form one unit. This is achieved through chemical thermal processes, the most significant being „pyrolysis“. At 1,100 degrees Celsius, carbon polymers can be concentrated on the top layer of the ceramic brake disc.

Rebrake: resurfaced ceramic brake discs with a guarantee

Even if this layer is just a millimetre thick, it“s still very resistant to heat and abrasion. The ceramic brake discs with larger diameters are understandably more expensive to restore than smaller discs.
It is somewhat cheaper to resurface CCM discs from Aston Martins, Corvettes, Ferraris, Maseratis, McLarens and Nissans than the CCB brake discs used by Audi, Bentley, BMW, Lamborghini and Porsche. Depending on diameter, prices range from 1,050 EUR to 1,350 EUR plus VAT. Rebrake provides a 12-month guarantee for all resurfaced ceramic brake discs.

Rebrake is the specialists in refurbishing ceramic brakes. The company can used and worn ceramic brakes discs can be refurbished. REBRAKE gives refurbished brake discs the best properties.

Contact
FOXX Automotive Components UG
Wolfgang Dietz
Argelsrieder Feld 1a
82234 Weßling
Phone: +49 (0)8153 9015171
E-Mail: info@rebrake.de
Url: http://www.rebrake.de/

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Simply restore particularly heavily used ceramic brake discs

The main component silicon carbide gives the ceramic brake discs their extreme hardness

Simply restore particularly heavily used ceramic brake discs

Ceramic brakes are very stable.

The main component of the ceramic brake disc is the chemical compound silicon carbide (SiC), also known as carbon. Silicon carbide makes the brake disc particularly hard and resistant. It gives the discs their special properties. The carbon fibres give the material extra strength and reinforcement, as well as the necessary fracture toughness. Ceramic brakes are also characterised by a low weight, extreme hardness and stability. And even under maximum stress. It“s no wonder that ceramic brake discs were first used in racing cars and then spread to series production sports cars and top-range limousines. Ceramic brake discs are very long-lasting and can last up to 300,000km, depending on usage.

Carbon-ceramic brake discs have many advantages

A car“s brake system is its most important safety system. They are always adapted to the model, specific to the car. Particularly if the brakes are subjected to high thermal loads, the higher fading stability of ceramic brakes makes them superior. Normal brake systems that use grey cast iron brake discs lose braking power under high loads. Further advantages of ceramic brakes:

– better steering behaviour,
– better brake responsiveness,
– much better resistance to corrosion.

Finally it“s possible to refurbish ceramic brake discs

According to usage and age, the friction layer of a brake disc can become prematurely worn. Before the REBRAKE restoration service from FOXX Automotive existed, worn brake discs had to be replaced with new ones. It was expensive, costing at least 5000 Euros per brake disc. Thanks to the REBRAKE service, the refurbishment costs only a fraction of that. Using a highly complex and proven procedure, the worn surface of the ceramic brake discs, irrespective of the brand or diameter, is milled off after an initial inspection. The newly applied extremely hard surface provides properties that match or surpass those of new brake discs. After the final grinding, the brake disc is weighed again and all the individual process steps are comprehensibly documented so that every step can be traced. For further information about the REBRAKE restoration service: http://www.rebrake.de/refurbishment/.

Rebrake is the specialists in refurbishing ceramic brakes. The company can used and worn ceramic brakes discs can be refurbished. REBRAKE gives refurbished brake discs the best properties.

Contact
FOXX Automotive Components UG
Wolfgang Dietz
Argelsrieder Feld 1a
82234 Weßling
Phone: +49 (0)8153 9015171
E-Mail: info@rebrake.de
Url: http://www.rebrake.de/

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How does the restoration of ceramic brake discs work?

Restored brake discs are at least as good as brand new ones

How does the restoration of ceramic brake discs work?

The process of restoring brake discs is very innovative.

News has spread that worn, even well-used ceramic brake discs can be restored by the unique procedure. The results can be seen- all the properties of refurbished ceramic brake discs are at least as good as those of new brake discs. The initial inspection is decisive for the restoration. Every worn brake disc delivered to us must pass this test. Clear exclusion criteria for our close inspection are damage affecting the core of the brake disc. If the x-ray examination reveals hairline cracks, the disc cannot be refurbished because only the surface of the disc can be restored.

The initial inspection of the ceramic brake disc is decisive for the restoration

Once the upper layer has been milled off, the refurbishment procedure is carried out. Material is added to the ceramic brake disc at 1100 degrees Celsius until it has reached its target weight. The new surface is extremely hard and gives the brake discs the properties of a brand new disc. The refurbishment of ceramic brake discs does not depend on the car make or model. Experts are certain that now it is possible to restore ceramic brake discs, they will become increasingly prevalent. In 2001, Porsche first fitted carbon ceramic brake discs in the sports car model 911 GT2 of model series 996.

Porsche first used carbon ceramic brake discs in 2001

the much better steering and responsive behaviour, toughness, corrosion-resistance, extreme durability and much lower weight of ceramic brakes in comparison with normal grey cast iron brake discs means that more and more manufacturers are following suit and fitting the innovative brake system in their cars. The secret to the success of ceramic brake discs is their special material properties. The brake discs comprise a core, the so-called disc body and friction layers that are applied to both sides. Silicon carbide is the main component of brake discs. It is responsible for the material“s particular hardness. Carbon fibres provide the necessary toughness and fracture resistance.

Rebrake is the specialists in refurbishing ceramic brakes. The company can used and worn ceramic brakes discs can be refurbished. REBRAKE gives refurbished brake discs the best properties.

Contact
FOXX Automotive Components UG
Wolfgang Dietz
Argelsrieder Feld 1a
82234 Weßling
Phone: +49 (0)8153 9015171
E-Mail: info@rebrake.de
Url: http://www.rebrake.de/

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Unique worldwide: Restoration of worn brake discs

All the properties of restored carbon ceramic brake discs are at least as good as new ones

Unique worldwide: Restoration of worn brake discs

It’s innovative to restore ceramic brake discs.

The internationally unique service from REBRAKE – cost-efficient restoration of worn ceramic brake discs – is the reason why the innovative brake system is gaining increasing popularity. Restored ceramic brake discs fulfil all the properties of new brake discs. They are often even better than brand new ceramic brake discs. Ceramic brake discs are highly effective, biting, extremely stable and expensive. It is primarily super sports cars and limousines that use ceramic brakes. The innovative brake system is gaining increasing popularity. Experts say that mid-range cars will soon be fitted with ceramic brake discs. And there are good reasons why:

– the considerably lower weight of ceramic brakes in comparison with normal grey cast iron brake discs is noticeable during usage. They can achieve a weight saving of up to 40kg.
– Ceramic brakes are not only light, but also particularly hard and stable. They are reliable in extreme situations and particularly long-lasting.

None of the deficits of grey cast iron brake discs under heavy load apply to ceramic brake discs. The secret lies in their composition: polymer composite material strengthened with carbon fibres. The only thing against ceramic brake discs is their high purchase price.

Ceramic brake discs are reliable and particularly long-lasting.

Manufacturers calculate the average lifespan of ceramic brake discs as approximately 300,000km. Depending on usage, brake discs can also wear sooner. Wear is evident from grooves that form on the surface of the brake discs. Before the existence of REBRAKE restoration service from FOXX Automotive, brake discs had to be replaced. Replacing a worn brake disc would cost 5000 Euros or more. The refurbishment service does not depend on the brand or type of the ceramic brake disc. Already refurbished brake discs are usually available, so that customers don“t have to be without their car for long.

Rebrake is the specialists in refurbishing ceramic brakes. The company can used and worn ceramic brakes discs can be refurbished. REBRAKE gives refurbished brake discs the best properties.

Contact
FOXX Automotive Components UG
Wolfgang Dietz
Argelsrieder Feld 1a
82234 Weßling
Phone: +49 (0)8153 9015171
E-Mail: info@rebrake.de
Url: http://www.rebrake.de/

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Restored ceramic brake discs are often better than new ones

More expensive and with more bite than any other brakes: Ceramic brakes have many advantages:

Restored ceramic brake discs are often better than new ones

REBRAKE: For Porsche, AMG Mercedes and Audi.

whether you own a sports car or a top range fast car – if you“ve ever enjoyed a ceramic brake system, you“ll never want to go without it. Ceramic brake discs are always winners. News from the car industry reveals that ceramic brakes will soon be available in mid-range cars. Ceramic brake discs provide perfect deceleration, excellent driving comfort and are also extremely long-lasting. Thanks to REBRAKE refurbishing service from FOXX Automotive, worn and damaged brake discs can be cost-effectively restored.

Thanks to REBRAKE refurbishing service, worn ceramic brake discs can be cost-effectively restored.

The secret to the success of ceramic brake discs is their high-tech material. The innovative brake discs are made from carbon fibre-reinforced composite material. There“s no chance of rust or corrosion on ceramic discs. Ceramic brakes also do not accrue the brake dust of grey cast iron discs. Basically, we differentiate between discs made by Brembo SGL (CCB) and discs made using an older production method by Brembo in Italy. CCB discs are used in models such as Porsche, AMG Mercedes and Audi. CCM discs are primarily used in Ferrari and Maserati.

Brembo SGL discs are used in Porsche, AMG Mercedes and Audi.

What“s the difference? In contrast to CCM discs, ceramic brake discs from Brembo SGL have a particularly hard surface made of silicon carbonate, which is much less prone to wear. Refurbished discs generally have a very hard surface. During the initial inspection we determine whether the brake disc is suitable for refurbishment. Then we measure the degree of wear. After milling off the surface, we use a special procedure to apply a new brake layer until the target weight is achieved. The new surface is extremely hard and gives the refurbished brake disc properties that at least match a new disc. Load tests prove the special properties of restored discs. To ensure that customers aren“t without their car for too long, we use an efficient process for refurbishment. Customers know that FOXX Automotive Components UG is an efficient partner for the brand Rebrake.

Rebrake is the specialists in refurbishing ceramic brakes. The company can used and worn ceramic brakes discs can be refurbished. REBRAKE gives refurbished brake discs the best properties.

Contact
FOXX Automotive Components UG
Wolfgang Dietz
Argelsrieder Feld 1a
82234 Weßling
Phone: +49 (0)8153 9015171
E-Mail: info@rebrake.de
Url: http://www.rebrake.de/