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Old 05-07-2009, 10:32 PM   #1
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Brake rust...........

Hmm....How long does it take to build up a layer of rust on the discs??? I find it interesting that some pics on here of peeps cars have rust on them, if it takes a while to build up after the car has been finished, why the delay???Just some thoughts
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:37 PM   #2
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:59 PM   #3
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Couple hours. Comes off the second you hit the brakes.
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:02 PM   #4
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:07 PM   #5
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my ol' lady refused to buy an Acura TL in04 because of this.0.8 miles on odo.went to next dealer and purchased same car w/24 mi.
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:17 PM   #6
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All brake rotors rust unless you have some high dollar carbon rotors (which aren't really suitable for the street). Iron rusts, nothing you can do about it and there's nothing else suitable to build rotors out of. I notice rust on my brakes 30 minutes to an hour after a wash. Its gone by the time I'm out of my drive way.
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:36 AM   #7
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The thinner the "spokes" on the wheel and larger the discs the more you'll notice it when the brakes haven't been used.
As said in the above anytime there's humidity or moisture, it will show rust.
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:50 AM   #8
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My Vehicles (Impala and GRand PRix) both have rust on the disks overnight (after rains and high humidity) No biggie here.
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:21 PM   #9
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The rust gets sanded off when you use your brakes. The brake pads cause friction that causes it to go away. You might get the rust on the wheels if you get the rotors wet and it sits for a while. No long term issues. To quote Neal Young-Rust never sleeps
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:43 PM   #10
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I hope they are not like most GM rotor quality... meaning that they have to be re-finnished after not driving for a couple of days! Just hope I don't need rotors after the first year due to pulsation! Annoying.
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:54 PM   #11
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If you have any moisture in the air they will rust in less than 24 hours. Here in AZ it is so dry we don't get the rust unless you wash the car and keep it in the same spot for a long time.
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:28 PM   #12
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:45 PM   #13
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I hope they are not like most GM rotor quality... meaning that they have to be re-finnished after not driving for a couple of days! Just hope I don't need rotors after the first year due to pulsation! Annoying.

Pulsing shouldn't have anything to do with the quality of the rotors. It's generally caused by pad deposits on the rotors, which happens when you get the brakes very hot and then come to a complete stop and remain stopped with the brakes applied while the pads cool and leave deposits.
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This has already been discussed in a previous thread. It was unanimously agreed by every member of the board that the best way to prevent this was to spray a light coating of oil on your discs. This will prevent rust. Just be sure to re-apply after every drive.
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Old 05-09-2009, 01:33 PM   #15
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Are you kidding me? Pulsation occurs when rust starts to rapidly grow under the polished face of the rotor. When you turn a rotor you might find more rust under the finish than with what you started with! Hence the idea of cheap metal!!!!!! I see it almost daily as a GM tech talking to pissed off customers on why the rotors need to be cut if the car is fairly new? The Sierra and Silverado are even worse!
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Old 05-09-2009, 01:40 PM   #16
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This has already been discussed in a previous thread. It was unanimously agreed by every member of the board that the best way to prevent this was to spray a light coating of oil on your discs. This will prevent rust. Just be sure to re-apply after every drive.
The whole point to breaks is to keep the surfaces clean. Ever hear of break cleaner. What is that made for? Think of the deposit of oil on your pads after doing this VERY STUPID practice and try stopping in an emergency. Whoever said that is
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