Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Channel Islands Harbor, CA
I've done the plated rotors thing a number of times, and never had a problem with them contaminating the pads. Just do the standard "take it easy" on the new pads & rotors for a while, and all should be fine.
I've never warped a cross-drilled & slotted rotor on any car ... and I've been trying hard for the ~15-16 years since I started using them.
I also like R1concepts.com for rotors. Great prices; lots of choices (including stock rotors, if you decide to stick with those); great quality.