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Meritor rolls PlatinumShield out to OEs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- ArvinMeritor has expanded the availability of its award-winning PlatinumShield coated ...


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — ArvinMeritor has expanded the availability of its award-winning PlatinumShield coated brake shields.

Beginning in May, the shoes will be available on new, OE production heavy-duty trucks and trailers. PlatinumShield brake shoes were initially released to the aftermarket. The coating helps prevent rust-jacking by resisting micro-abrasion caused by the movement of the brake lining against the shoe table under normal use.

“The performance of PlatinumShield has been clearly demonstrated in the field, and we’re confident its performance will exceed the customers’ expectations. With PlatinumShield, new vehicle customers will now receive the benefit of an even longer life brake shoe. The product will help North American truck operators meet their brake maintenance goals regardless of the road and weather conditions the truck experiences,” said James Taylor, foundation brake product manager, ArvinMeritor.  

The shoes come with a three-year, 300,000-mile warranty against rust-jacking.


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