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Old 07-02-2011, 08:21 PM   #1
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Default Rusty rotors

My Miata is a weekend toy, not a DD. As a result, it sits during the week. In this time, the rotors get a slight orange haze of rust on the surface. Naturally, it wears off after the first couple of times I hit the brakes, but it's annoying to have to brake to clear them, and then I have to clean off the wheels, or it makes them look like hell.

Is there a way to prevent this? Is is just something I have to learn to deal with?
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:45 PM   #2
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4 Options:

1. Reinforced Carbon
2. Carbon Ceramic
3. Composite Ceramic
4. Live with it
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Option 5-
Drive the car more
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:24 PM   #4
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Sew up some pink fluffy wheelcovers and put those on.
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Maybe keep the car in a climate controlled garage? Maybe spray wd-40 on them if you know it'll sit for a while?
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Thanks for the options. Looked at the carbon/ceramic ones, and for the price I'll just live with it.
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Just oil up the rotors between drives. No rust. No problem.
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^ well done.
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Get this **** off my forum.
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Do you also have a name for your car?
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do you also have a name for your car?
sure, it's "*** eater"
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I had a guy ask me if it was ok on his new NC, he was ready to call a tow truck in case i said his brakes would fail. And this is in Oregon, we get a lot of rain and some serious rust on our rotors.
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I had a guy ask me if it was ok on his new NC, he was ready to call a tow truck in case i said his brakes would fail. And this is in Oregon, we get a lot of rain and some serious rust on our rotors.
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It always seems like when I get in-grown hairs, I get like 4 at a time. It's such a painful process. I like when I can man up and fight the pain, and make it squirt out white ****.
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Do you also have a name for your car?
nah pusha, dont you know?


Turbo Butt Plug.
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Super serious. I have new rotors and need to out a layer of carborech on em. They are unfortunately rusted. Should i just scothcbrite them? Or do I need t worewheel argh
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My car is used only for track, it doesn't even have rego so it can sit for months between events. The rust is no problem.
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Sand paper block and some high temp rustoleum cleaned them up nice.

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