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Rotor Cleaning... (Advice) #177466 May 12, 12:49pm May 12, 12:49pm
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Rotor Cleaning... (Advice)
which product do you guys recommend to clean the stock rotors? The inner wheel housing and top of the rotor are a little rusty and I want to try polishing them up before I paint my calipers.

I'd rather clean the existing oem rotors for now instead of buying aftermarket. Any advice?

Re: Rotor Cleaning... (Advice) [Re: Sultan] #177467 May 12, 2:34pm May 12, 2:34pm
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hmmmm...not sure what really takes off the rust...

but i found the Armor All wheel cleaner does get rust off of my dumb lug nuts...maybe it will work?
you have to use a toothbrush though


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Re: Rotor Cleaning... (Advice) [Re: VSGTS14] #177468 May 12, 2:48pm May 12, 2:48pm

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when i changed my buddies rotors with him...he had me clean the nuts with a steal brush then we sprayed silicon into the hole and on the nut...

Re: Rotor Cleaning... (Advice) #177469 May 12, 3:15pm May 12, 3:15pm
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Yeah, steel wool or a steel brush should get the rust off. Then just sand it down.


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Re: Rotor Cleaning... (Advice) [Re: slidr] #177470 May 12, 3:33pm May 12, 3:33pm
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Steel wool works great just make sure you wet the steel wool first.


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Re: Rotor Cleaning... (Advice) [Re: SPec_ceLICA] #177471 May 12, 4:57pm May 12, 4:57pm
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ok, thanks for the suggestions - wink

Re: Rotor Cleaning... (Advice) [Re: Sultan] #177472 May 12, 8:48pm May 12, 8:48pm
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itll just come back though... its inevitable, unless you bought new rotors (i.e. the AEM rotors)


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Re: Rotor Cleaning... (Advice) [Re: FPcelica] #177473 May 12, 10:28pm May 12, 10:28pm
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get a can of brake cleaners for your rotors...

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