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Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:18 am 
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How do I stop the slots in my rotors from rusting up in that horrible orange colour?

I have painted my calipers and hubs but I wasn't so sure about painting out the slots.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:23 am 
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Dont do anything. Paint or anything else could glaze your rotors and pads and reduce braking.
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Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:25 am 
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Brake harder so they fill up with brake dust.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:31 am 
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Thats the reason why I didn't put paint in them. Painting anywhere near the surface just does not seem like a good idea. What do the guys with showcars do to stop them looking ugly and orange?

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:38 am 
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Do you drive the car often?
Honestly I've never had a problem with them staying orange when the car is driven.
When it sits for a while they get a bit of surface rust, but they clear up completely.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:55 am 
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I have only just fitted them. The car does not get driven all that much to be honest. After the wash it probably only moved a couple of metres, which was enough to clean the rotor surface. You may well be right if i take it for a longer drive.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:14 pm 
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A longer drive should clean off the surface rust, just a bit of heat in the rotors should do the job.
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Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:35 pm 
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No worries. I appreciate the help guys.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:54 pm 
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spray the lot with fish oil, nothing prevents rust better.

actually dont do that :P
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Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:12 pm 
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Surely you could remove the calipers, clean out the rust, mask up the rotor faces and use a high temp paint, if you're that way inclined. I guess with big open alloy rims the disc edges can be seen.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:14 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
spray the lot with fish oil, nothing prevents rust better.

actually dont do that :P


Dont worry i was going to mention "kill Rust Paint" :shock:
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