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Meritor offering PlatinumShield II coating on new brakes

Meritor Inc. announced Tuesday that the company would make its PlatinumShield II coating immediately available on its new lined aftermarket brakes.

The special coating will be available on all new, lined brake shoes, with the exception of those with EG and EG2 friction materials. Further, Meritor will not provide unlined brakes shoes to the market with PlatinumShield II. Unlined brake shoes will continue to be available with black e-coat paint only.

“Our customers in the aftermarket kept insisting that we make this innovative breakthrough product available on new shoes, not just remanufactured shoes,” says Tim Bauer, Director of Undercarriage Products for Meritor Aftermarket.

Bauer projected going forward that 90 percent of the company’s brake shoes would have PlatinumShield technology.

PlatinumShield II is designed to fight rustjacking corrosion caused by winter road salt and solvents, and was previously only available only on remanufactured brake shoes for aftermarket and Original Equipment (OE) truck and trailer brake shoes.

The warranty against rustjacking will be identical to that of the remanufactured shoes: three years/300,000 miles (parts only), and the company will replace any new lined brake shoe with PlatinumShield II coating, purchased from Meritor Aftermarket, that shows signs of rustjacking.

Aftermarket part numbers for Meritor new lined brakes shoes and shoe box kits will not change.

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