Jump to content


How to keep Baer Brakes Clean

  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   kyarnelli


    Team Shelby New Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 238 posts
  • Joined 19-February 11
  • Region:Northeast
  • Interests:Shelby Mustangs, Hot rods, Motorcycles, and Guns

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


    Team Shelby Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 968 posts
  • Joined 20-October 08
  • Region:European Union

Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:57 AM


#3 OFFLINE   patrickshelby


    Team Shelby Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 968 posts
  • Joined 20-October 08
  • Region:European Union

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.

#4 OFFLINE   cobraracing


    10 second Canuck

  • Team Shelby Regional Director
  • 4,563 posts
  • Joined 14-December 06
  • Region:Canada
  • Interests:Golf, cars, racing Golf, cars, racing Golf, cars, racing Golf, cars, racing

Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:24 AM

Coated rotors help a lot but as Patrick stated, go for a cruise and blow dry
Shelby driving logo



2007 Vista Blue coupe, white stripes tinted windows -Shaker 1000 ,Steeda CAI-SH 2.6 pulley Metco tensioner-SCT live wire tune Eibach Pro kit -Polished Steeda LCA's-Steeda UCA and bracket, 3.73 gears,,2008 mods Kooks headers GESI catted X-pipe and Magnaflow stainless exhaust Innovators west Aluminum OD balancer, DSS driveshaft 160mm T-body Cross drilled Slotted rotors Steeda Adj panhard bar, FMS rear end cover , 2008 ET 10.93 @ 126.55 mph and Dyno #'s 625 RWHP 599 RWTQ on ET Streets, 2012 mods, Shelby heat exchanger, Reservoirs, Vortex series 4 pads, Steeda 20x11 /20x10 Spyder rims with Nitto 315/35/20 - 275/45/20, 6 piston brembos with 15"rotors, rear brake upgrade, stainless brake lines
2013 TVS blower, KB Dual Boost-a-pump now making in Sept 2012 - 755 RWHP & 687 RWTQ **************** 2014 upgrades Ford GT cams 11cc Manley Pistons and h beam rods Ported heads 2013 injectors GT rocker covers 2013 clutch 2013 8 liter oil pan ********2015 Mods - Strange 9" , 350 gear, helical posi, 35 spline axles, dynatech driveshaft, 2.9L Whipple, crusher intake and Tbody, 80lb injectors, Fore innovations fuel system, 28x10-17 slicks on race stars and 18" skinnys

#5 OFFLINE   NordicShelby


    Team Shelby Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 4,281 posts
  • Joined 24-June 08
  • Region:Northern Plains

Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:53 AM

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




  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 3,620 posts
  • Joined 15-March 09
  • Region:South Atlantic
  • Interests:Anything that consumes Dino Juice

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.

08SGT0343 Fueled with CS branded pixie dust ground from the asphault of the Mausaon Straight and defeated Ferrari's.
Posted Image

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users