ArvinMeritor Inc. has introduced remanufactured brake shoes with PlatinumShield coating, which provides protection against corrosion and rust-jacking. Remanufactured Meritor shoes with PlatinumShield coating provide a three-year, 300,000-mile warranty against rust-jacking.

The PlatinumShield coating was developed by ArvinMeritor brake engineering to resist micro-abrasion caused by movement of the brake lining against the shoe table during normal use. Rust-jacking occurs when rust forms on bare shoe metal under the lining, causing the lining to lift and crack.

Starting in May 2009, the remanufactured brake shoes with PlatinumShield coating will be standard on all Meritor remanufactured production shoes with “MA” and “R” prefixes; Meritor MG1, MG2L, MG2, CG, and MET OEM aftermarket shoes; and Fras-Le F550, F555, F577, F560, F587, F787T, and Combo shoes.

This technology breakthrough is the result of ArvinMeritor's investment in an improved paint facility at its 275,000-square-foot Plainfield IN remanufacturing facility. Used shoes are shot-blasted and proceed through a five-stage wash and pretreatment process with iron phosphate before the PlatinumShield coating is applied.

Visit www.arvinmeritor.com for further details.