Brake Disc, Drum & Flywheel Resurfacing
What is skimming?
Skimming is a process done on a metal by removing a certain layer to restore its original surface. Brake drums and brake discs are subjected to intense heat during application of brakes. This might cause the metal to warp (slight bending or distortion) due to excess heat build – up.
When the drum or disc warps, it is likely to wobble when rotating. This normally causes unending and irritating noise during brake application. This causes uneven surface which may also affect the brake shoes or pads smoothness.
The other cause of disc or drum distortions is when brake shoe or pad friction lining wears beyond recommended levels. This makes metal – on – metal contact creating some distortions on the surfaces. So, to remove some distortions both the brake disc or brake drum should be skimmed. We can recondition all kinds of brake discs, drums of cars and light trucks, as well as heavy duty vehicles’ discs.