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Old 07-02-2009, 04:18 PM   #1
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This irritates me...

Does anyone else get rust on their brake rotors when washing?

As soon you drive, the rust is rubbed away. The problem is, the wheels are instantly then coated in "Brake Rust"!

Irritates me. How do you all battle this issue?
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Old 07-02-2009, 04:37 PM   #2
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Rustoleum on the rotors... or try waxing them ;-)

Just tell me if you're able to stop afterwards.

I solve this problem by taking it for a drive after I wash it. The rotors are dry by the time I park it for the night.
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Old 07-02-2009, 04:53 PM   #3
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Rustoleum on the rotors... or try waxing them ;-)

Just tell me if you're able to stop afterwards.

I solve this problem by taking it for a drive after I wash it. The rotors are dry by the time I park it for the night.
yeah go for the painted calipers and rotors look hahaha

ohh waxy waxy no squeky for sure.


It happens man everytime i wash it, go for a short cruise and consider it goneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:19 PM   #4
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Machined steel..can not be avoided unless you dry the rotors immediately.

You could use a phosphoric acid wash diluted..use it to clean aluminum wheels...and takes rust off. Dont remember the dilution rate, but the product is...

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Old 07-02-2009, 05:20 PM   #5
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I get the same thing.

My suggestion; After rinsing, drive up and down the driveway once or twice, getting enough heat in the rotors to remove moisture.

Then, dry the car.
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:26 PM   #6
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ive installed water squirters on my fender liners to wash the brakes while I drive. yes, im joking
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:39 PM   #7
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I just get my wife, my son, and my neighbor to help me blow on them until they dry. We each blow on a corner. LOL.

Yeah, I hate it too. Don't have my Camaro yet, but I annoys me on my Titan...
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:46 PM   #8
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I always took my S2000 for a drive around the block, braked and still gave it some gas, heated the rotors just enough to dry them, no problem.

if this doesn't work and it still irritates you, drink while you wash your car, thinkgs bother you less when you are drunk
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I just get my wife, my son, and my neighbor to help me blow on them until they dry. We each blow on a corner. LOL.

Yeah, I hate it too. Don't have my Camaro yet, but I annoys me on my Titan...
Are you serious? I got this huge mental image and started ROFL
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:40 PM   #10
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Does anyone else get rust on their brake rotors when washing?

As soon you drive, the rust is rubbed away. The problem is, the wheels are instantly then coated in "Brake Rust"!

Irritates me. How do you all battle this issue?
I totally agree here its a PITA, like the others though i just drive around the sub division and clean em off and wipe my wheels
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:20 PM   #11
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unfortunately this is a common issue on all vehicles and you just have to wipe the wheels off again
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:30 PM   #12
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that happened to me today when i was washing her
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:15 PM   #13
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funny I just was about to post this, I washed my car yesterday and rust came about on the discs. lol I was about to call the dealership LOL i drove the car to work and woo-lah it disapeard. This brings me to another question, will the bembro brakes rust over time? If so what preventive measures can I use, that rust made my car ugly!
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:10 PM   #15
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Don't have my Camaro yet, but my Pontiac G6 was terrible for this. They would rust in the rain and especially in the snow. Every time it rained or snowed and I stopped the first couple times, it sounded like I needed a brake job until the fresh rust wore off. I think they were really cheap rotors.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:20 AM   #16
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every car ever made with machined steel brake rotors does this.
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:09 PM   #17
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Go buy a ceramic brake system, it will never rust again.

I think a little brake cleaner after a wash might prevent it. the alcohol and spray should whisk away the water.

You could also avoid spraying at the wheels and wash them by hand.
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:58 PM   #18
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I use a leaf blower to dry the car of most water works pretty good
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:03 PM   #19
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it's normal, just drive the car after.
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