Disc Skimming FACTS!

LIE: Brake disc skimming makes discs too thin.
FACT: If a set of discs was too thin in the first place they should be replaced.  We’d never argue with that.  But…. the machining process removes only the tiniest slice. Caorle’s on-car brake lathe shaves off typically just 0.3 to 0.5mm of total disc thickness.  So if there was at least this amount of material left on the disc, skimming it is not a problem.

LIE: Brake disc skimming doesn't solve brake shudder.
FACT: Caorle TP32 machines have been around since 1999.  Since then they've been tested and approved by almost every vehicle manufacturer, because they solve brake vibration problems.  With some makes of vehicle it’s mandatory for the dealership to have the machine.

LIE: You don’t need to skim discs on the car.
FACT: Yes you do!  You can skim brake discs off the car, using a bench lathe.  But why would you want to spend time removing the disc and then refitting it?  And more importantly, off-car machining doesn't take account of any hub run-out or unwanted particles between mating surfaces.  You must make sure the disc is actually matched to the hub to which it’s fitted, meaning that the disc has to be machined on the car.

LIE: There are lots of vehicles whose brake discs can’t be skimmed.
FACT: With their hub-mounted design, Caorle brake lathes can skim any disc on any vehicle up to 3.5 tonnes.  This includes all front and rear discs, solid, vented, cross-drilled and slotted discs.

LIE: Disc skimming is long and arduous.
FACT:  With Caorle the process is amazingly easy and quick- just 9 minutes per disc.  After removing the brake pads it’s just 4 simple steps: (1) Attach a hub adapter in place of the wheel (2) Connect the Caorle lathe to the adapter (3) Press the auto-adjustment button (4) Cut the disc.

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