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#1 OFFLINE   kyarnelli

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:31 AM

If my brakes get sprayed with water the rotors instantly turn to rust. Is there something I can spray on the rotors so they dont rust so easy?

#2 OFFLINE   patrickshelby

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:57 AM

oil!

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:05 AM

Of course I am joking.
Do not put anything on them, you will ruin the pads and have no brakes anymore.
Even brake cleaner won't prevent rust upon drying.

What I do if I store the car after cleanup:
Wipe them dry as much as possible or blow compressed air on them to remove "most" of the water.
Let them dry rusty.
Drive the car a short distance while applying the brake gently.
Blow compressed air and wipe the rims with a soft rag.
Store the car in a dry area.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:24 AM

Coated rotors help a lot but as Patrick stated, go for a cruise and blow dry
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:53 AM

Throw the Baers in the garbage since thats where they belong.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 06:55 AM

Even if there was a safe coating you would burn it off as soon as you went for a drive. Some brands add a paint or zinc coating to help prevent rust but the surface coating is burned off at 1st use. The remaining coating protects the veins of the rotors.

You can apply wax to the caliper to reduce the collection of dust. I do this with my Brembos. Leave the rotors alone.

Edited by EL SHELBY, 26 August 2012 - 06:55 AM.

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