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How do you get the rust off the rotors?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by bart513, Apr 6, 2015.

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  1. bart513

    bart513 Active Member

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    I just took my 2.5 out for a spin after the winter and noticed a significant amount of rust on the rotors. How can I clean that off safely?
    Thanks!
     
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    Several guys speak of this. I believe Doug the Mod is one, but maybe it is another mod...

    You need to drive and hit the brakes several times, and repeat.

    Best,

    T
     
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    I don't think he is talking about the rust on the actual friction part of the disk... he is talking about the hub part. Clean it and treat it with a rust stabilizer or remover, then paint it with a rust inhibiting paint. Avoid any paint on friction part of disk but if you get some on, it will 'burn off' as long as it's a small amount. Was that the rust you were referring to Bart?
     
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    Yes exactly. Thanks so much. I'll go to a hardware store and find some rust remover. Hmmm in order to paint it I need to take off the wheels right?
     
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    Bart, you could get a body shop to paint the hubs with POR 15...I have been pleased with the results...it will cost more than the home remedy, but they will look great and for a longer period I'd bet...
     
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    Thanks Jaff. Can you send me a picture of yours??? What color did you paint them?
     
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    I also used POR 15. Worked pretty good but took a long time to apply because I was trying hard not to get any on the friction surface.
     
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    Thank you Henry:) Hope that you are well these days!
     

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