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Old 06-10-2011, 03:17 PM   #1
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Almost done with first detail, but...

Can I use the APC on rust on the wheels? The car is two weeks old.

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Old 06-10-2011, 05:14 PM   #2
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Rust on the wheels or the rotors?
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:23 PM   #3
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Rust on the wheels or the rotors?
Rotors Dylan, sorry for the ambiguity and late response.
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:52 PM   #4
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Don't worry about cleaning it, the first time you drive and hit the brakes it will be gone. The rotors will have surface rust everytime you get them wet. Its normal.
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:46 PM   #5
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I think maybe he means rust on the hub part of the rotor, not the actual braking surface. I know mine are rusting there, just haven't had time to pull them off and paint them.
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:20 AM   #6
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Go ahead. The rust is just going to come back though.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:55 PM   #7
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So what is the solution to get rid of the rust then?
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:20 PM   #8
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So what is the solution to get rid of the rust then?
Have the rotors dipped in zinc or buy rotors that have been dipped.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:32 PM   #9
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That sounds pricey?
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:00 AM   #10
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That sounds pricey?
It is. That's why most people don't worry about doing it unless their cars are garaged. If you leave your car outside in the elements, rust will eventually come to your rotors. I painted mine with Rustoleum to help keep that from happening. It still happens, and my car is garaged. However, I drive the hell out of it whenever I can so it sees everything except snow.
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:13 PM   #11
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Our car was on the dealers lot for a few months before we purchased it and they are rusty from that. We garage the car and try to keep it in on rainy days, I may try wire brushing, sealing with something and then paint.
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Sounds like a plan.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:04 AM   #13
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Man, this is one of the times I'm glad I live in a "dry" state. Almost no humidity to cause rust. Unfortunately, the high altitude power suck makes up for it.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:20 AM   #14
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I replaced my rotors already. Slotted & cross drilled. No rust for 6 months so far. Pricey to an extent but just goes with the times when modding. Painted the calipers at the same time to match body paint - ABM.

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