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Ceramic brake disks push the limits in motor sports

Brake disks made from carbon ceramic can finally be perfectly restored

Ceramic brake disks push the limits in motor sports

Ceramic brake disks can be perfectly restored.

Carbon braking systems have revolutionized motor sport as barely any other innovations have. The highly efficient functioning, the noticeable lower weight, the stable brake performance in race mode, and the extremely long lifespan make ceramic brake disks a must. The ceramic brakes heats up to above 1,000 degrees Celsius on the race track. In the case of road sports cars, a purely carbon brake disk does not work, as the disk also needs to work in everyday mode, in wet conditions, and at temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius in winter. As a result another material is used, carbon ceramic. This is a little heavier, but offers a considerably larger temperature window and noticeably longer durability. Nevertheless, the stress on the disk is still immense. When, however, a steel brake disk fails due to overheating, a carbon ceramic brake can continue to work reliably, and will do so until well above 1,000 degrees Celsius.

How does a ceramic brake disk get worn down?

At temperatures well above 500 degrees Celsius carbon fibres can burn off. This is particularly the case if the vehicle frequently brakes quickly from high speed ranges. Here experts refer to „oxidative wear“, whereby the ceramic brake disk also loses weight. If placed under heavy stress, ceramic brakes should be checked regularly. Heavily stressed and worn disks require frequent repair. Characteristics are a rough surface, grooves, or smaller breaks. REBRAKE – this is the unique restoration service for ceramic brake disks run by FOXX Automotive. However, only brake disks which are undamaged at their core can be made as good as new following an extensive entrance test during which different diagnostics procedures are applied. Cracks running right the way through, for example, are criteria for exclusion. For this reason alone you should carry out regular inspections so as not to miss the right moment for a repair.

Value-for-money solution with an astonishing result – ceramic brake disk restoration

The REBRAKE repair service is unique, value-for-money, and incredibly effective to boot. And it is in increasing demand because ever more vehicles are being fitted with expensive ceramic braking systems. REBRAKE – a service that can make worn, heavily stressed ceramic brakes as good as new. And all that for a manageable cost. Exchanging a brake disk made from carbon ceramics can cost up to 5,000 Euro. Repair, on the other hand, costs much less, from 1,095 Euro plus statutory VAT.

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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Efficient and environmentally-friendly: Ceramic brake disks

When brake disks made from carbon ceramic are worn down they can be repaired with ease

Efficient and environmentally-friendly: Ceramic brake disks

Ceramic brakes from Rebrake Restoration Service.

Carbon ceramic brake disks are predominantly used in top class models made by Ferrari, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes or Lamborghini. Experts think that the highly efficient ceramic brakes will also win over the mid-range market, bit by bit. The advantages are clear. Ceramic brake disks ensure a noticeably shorter braking distance, are only around half as heavy as grey cast iron, and have a life expectancy almost four times as long than inferior brake types. The environmental aspect is becoming ever more important. Ceramic brake disks experience very low wear, regardless of surface moisture and temperature. As a top-of-the-range braking system they produce much less friction and mainly only fine dust.

Ceramic brake disks – when value, durability, and efficiency are important

Ceramic brake disks are made from carbon ceramic, a compound material reinforced with carbon fibres. The material („carbon fibre-reinforced silicon carbide“) is not only used in braking systems for sports cars or limousines on the luxury market where value, durability, and efficiency play a particularly important role. The material is particularly prized by astronautic engineers, for example, when they need to protect landing capsules from high temperatures as they re-enter the earth“s atmosphere. In addition, the issue of weight economisation plays a highly decisive role in air and space travel. Ceramic brake discs are expensive but very often contribute to a long car life. Manufacturers suggest a mileage of up to 300,000 km.

Making ceramic brake discs as good as new at low cost

For sporty driving styles, however, wear can appear a little earlier. Wear and tear on the surface make repair or replacement necessary. With the REBRAKE Restoration Service from FOXX Automotive, worn out ceramic brake disks can be made as good as new for little cost. It doesn’t matter which manufacturer produced the brake disk or how big it is. As might be imagined, the repair of a worn brake disk made from carbon ceramic is simple. The tried and tested procedure is precise and sophisticated. After an entrance test used to establish if the ceramic brake disk can be restored, the surface is milled down and replaced with new material. Using infiltration with polymer material and subsequent pyrolysis at 1,100 degrees Celsius, precisely the right amount of material is added for the brake disk“s target weight to be reached. The restored ceramic brake disk will have at least the same characteristics as on fresh out of the factory. Based on the increased hardness of the surface it may even last for longer and have better characteristics than a new ceramic brake disk.

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 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/

Automotive Traffic

Wear on ceramic brake discs? No problem!

Carry on braking with power – save money with Rebrake

Wear on ceramic brake discs? No problem!

More than 20 years: REBRAKE restoration service.

Dynamic driving, fast wear, high costs – this proportional order is mostly correct, and this simple equation will always put financial strain on fans of fast cars. If you don’t want to throw money down the drain, but don’t want to miss out on sporty driving and the fun of the race track, Rebrake’s efficient resurfacing of ceramic brakes discs are the ideal solution.
Manufacturers state that there is less wear than on standard cast iron brake discs, but it does still exist. This means that, after no more than 100,000 kilometres, even the best ceramic brake discs won’t brake the same as they did on their first day. Replace or renew? That is the question.

Rebrake resurfaces ceramic brakes discs by all car brands for all models

Race car body owners can breathe easy. Until now, exchanging ceramic brake discs could quickly add up to a four-figure sum, but now 1,050 EUR to 1,350 EUR plus VAT is all you need. Thanks to special resurfacing processes for ceramic brake discs with Rebrake, owners of high HP cars can save money without sacrificing safety or the comfort of their ceramic brake discs. FOXX Automotive Components has completed more than 850 jobs with what is most likely a world first in the efficient resurfacing of ceramic brake discs – in just three years.
„We’ve had no complaints so far. Quite the opposite in fact – vehicle manufacturers themselves are now among our customers. This is because we spent years developing our tried and tested process. We have more than 20 years of know-how in composite materials,“ summarises Wolfgang Dietz, founder of FOXX Automotive Components from Weßling, to the south-west of Munich.

Restoring ceramic brake discs: cheap and effective with a sophisticated process

Resurfacing brake discs – it might sound simple, but it’s a complex seven-step chemical thermal process. The idea behind it all is quite simple. „We asked ourselves how we could retain the expensive ceramic brake disc core and „only“ restore the top layer so that we could restore the composition and performance of the original. The result on CCM discs (e.g. as used by Ferrari) is even better than a brand new ceramic brake disc straight off the rack,“ explains Maximilian Heilmeier, one of the company’s owners. Rebrake has been a success. The process allows ceramic brake discs to be restored to brake just as effectively and tenaciously as they did on their very first day. At least!

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/

Automotive Traffic

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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Resurface ceramic brake discs? Yes, you can!

Benefits of repairing ceramic brake discs using the Rebrake process

Resurface ceramic brake discs? Yes, you can!

Reprocessing procedure for ceramic brakes.

Even extremely durable and tenacious carbon ceramic brakes will wear out at some point. Even if manufacturers state a lifetime of up to 300,000 kilometres, the brakes can give up much earlier. What to do? Original replacement brakes from Porsche, Audi, Ferrari etc can easily add up to more than 5,000 EUR. „We don“t just offer our customers the reliable repair of their ceramic brakes, no matter what diameter or how old – we can actually restore their original quality,“ states Wolfgang Dietz of FOXX – Automotive Components from Weßling near Munich.
The FOXX Automotive company has established a reliable, high-performance process in „Rebrake“, whereby ceramic brakes undergo carbon ceramic restoration to restore their original quality. This is achieved through each ceramic brake disc being put through a set reprocessing procedure. This consists of several different steps.

Reprocessing procedure for ceramic brake discs in seven steps

Firstly, the ceramic brake disc is separated from the brake cover, then weighed and X-rayed to rule out any hairline cracks. The disc is then thermally steamed to remove any surface residue and impurities.
In the third step, the ceramic brake disc is face milled, removing all striations. One of three fundamental steps now takes place, which are what make the FOXX Automotive Components process so unique: the roughened discs are treated with carbon polymers in a vacuum. Pyrolysis then takes place at 1,100 degrees Celsius.
Steps four and five are repeated three times so that the resurfaced ceramic brake disc reaches its target weight. Next, the disc undergoes siliconisation at 1,500 degrees Celsius. Final sanding takes place in the seventh and eighth work steps.

Enormous braking performance for high HP cars with restored ceramic brake discs

Treatment with carbon polymers, pyrolysis and siliconisation are what make the FOXX Automotive Components process so unique, and ensure that the carbon ceramic composite that makes up real ceramic brake discs is restored. This composite is especially resistant to heat and abrasion, explaining the enormous braking performance. High HP sports cars with performance levels similar to race cars need to speed up extremely fast but also slow down safely. To achieve this, ceramic brakes are the material of choice.

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/