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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-04-2007, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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This is just a minor cosmetic issue, but I hate having rust behind my wheels, on the hub between the wheels and the brake rotors.

Is there any way to remove this rust safely?

I did a forum search but didn't find anything, my apologies if this has already been covered.

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A wire wheel on a grinder would do nice. You could sand/bead blast it too if you had the equipment.
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This is just a minor cosmetic issue, but I hate having rust behind my wheels, on the hub between the wheels and the brake rotors.
Those ARE the brake rotors. Its called the "hat" of the brake rotor.

You can sand and paint the rotors "hats" with high temp paint and they will never look shitty. I painted mine quite a long time ago with 500 degree high temp paint. I have had no problems since.
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would it be fine to simply sand them or do i need to paint/seal them somehow afterwards?

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Any kind of automotive grade high temp. paint will work?

Sanding I assume should be fairly aggresive, any need to sand down to finer grades of paper for a smooth finish?

I also know there are paints that go on over rust, but I think these are only in black, I'm looking for a matte silver finish.
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would it be fine to simply sand them or do i need to paint/seal them somehow afterwards?
They are steel man. They will rust again...

I painted mine when they were brand new. I have no idea the level of work required for old rotors.

But yeah, any high temp automotive paint 500 degree or above. They have "aluminum" (silver) paint.
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I found a shot of mine before installation:

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Don't bother cleaning the rust unless you're going to protect that area somehow...the rust will be back within a month or two.
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sanding and painting it is
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Okay instead of creating a new topic, thought I'd ask my question on here.



Since the pictures originally in this topic aren't showing up now, I just want to confirm that "A" is the Brake Rotor Hat, correct?

Also, not only am I getting very noticeable and agitating rust on part A, but also on part B. Is there any way to remove it from part B also?

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Taping off the crucial rotor face will enable you to sand and paint the affected areas. There isn't any reason to sand these areas unless you are going to paint them afterwards. As stated earlier, they are steel and will rust. I personally would not bother with area B.

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You can paint both a and b.

Even the "top" of the hat can be painted.


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Taping off the crucial rotor face will enable you to sand and paint the affected areas. There isn't any reason to sand these areas unless you are going to paint them afterwards. As stated earlier, they are steel and will rust. I personally would not bother with area B.
I personally like to cut a piece of posterboard and just drop it over the face of them. Works better, less painful taping.

I also like to get "just a bit" of paint into the actual braking surface so that the pads themselves draw the line where the paint stops. That way you dont have any rust between the actual pad engagement surface and the hat. The small amount of paint is removed immediately on pad bed in.
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