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Old 05-22-2012, 08:48 AM   #1
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Brembos Discolored....

So 2 weeks ago my wife and I traded in out 1LT for our used 2SS with 23000 miles. I noticed the Brembo calipers were discolored, but didn't think much of it since i plan to get them powder coated. Well i took off the wheels to plasti dip them and found this. Looks to me like they sat in water. Should i be concerned? Everything under the car looks fine and I have seen no sign of water damage. I live about 30 miles from the ocean, so could the salt in the air from salt water cause the paint to come off the calipers? Should i be concerned?
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:52 AM   #2
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I would say that the salt in the air is a large factor. Look at the corrosion on your hubs. The salt has probably been essentially "sand blasting" your calipers.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:55 AM   #3
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That is not factory paint on the calipers. all the rust can be from the brake dust just sitting there. my rotors start showing rust right after i wash my car. this is probably what the calipers looked like before.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...t=93880&page=3 scroll to the botom of the page.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:59 AM   #4
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Id say the salt air is the factor.. Im in Colorado where its dry and my rotors and calipers look like the day I bought it in 2010
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:03 AM   #5
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Get Mike the Powder coater to fix them up right for you!
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:04 AM   #6
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:05 AM   #7
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:25 AM   #8
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Living near the coast is certainly a factor. I've seen cars get eaten up in a few years especially after making regular visits to beaches that you can drive on.

I would mention the fact that you are on the coast line and exposed to salt conditions year around to whoever paints these. It should be considered in the paint used when redoing these calipers.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:51 PM   #9
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Mine look the same as those..some dealerships use "wheel acid" to clean the wheels and it will eat the paint off the paint off the calipers. And the wheels...
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:28 PM   #10
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Mine look the same as those..some dealerships use "wheel acid" to clean the wheels and it will eat the paint off the paint off the calipers. And the wheels...
that would probly be the culprit right there....my dealership is a bunch of retards....
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