Why kind of titanium do you use?
Hard Brakes uses only the best available Titanium alloy for our brake heat shields. We use exclusively the 6AL-4V alloy (sometimes called "Grade 5"), which is actually a combination of Titanium blended with Aluminum and Vanadium. This specific alloy is chosen for its excellent thermal protection, light weight, structural integrity and resistance to corrosion. This 6AL/4V Titanium alloy provides far better thermal protection than other metal shim materials, and give roughly twice as much thermal protection as Stainless Steel. Thermal protection of our 6AL4V Titanium is 6 times better than other steels (like the stock backing plate on brake pads), and 30 times better than the Aluminum used in most brake caliper and piston constructions. Our Grade 5 Titanium is long lasting for use and reuse as you replace your brake pads, your heat shields should last you for as long as you own your car.
Beware of imitators offering lower grade titanium alloys, such as the inexpensive CP (Commercially Pure) titanium. These other types of titanium alloy, while cheaper to manufacture, do not provide the same levels of thermal protection and resistance to corrosion.
While top Grade 5 6AL/4V Titanium alloy is the only alloy that we use for our stock shims, we can also custom order your brake heat shields in a variety of materials. Please contact us if you would like to get a version of our brake backing in a different material such as stainless steel. We have a variety of materials and thicknesses on hand, and can usually produce a special version within 1-2 weeks.
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