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May 12, 12:49pm - #177466 
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?

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May 12, 2:34pm - #177467 
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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May 12, 2:48pm - #177468 
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...

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May 12, 3:15pm - #177469 
Yeah, steel wool or a steel brush should get the rust off. Then just sand it down.


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May 12, 3:33pm - #177470 
Steel wool works great just make sure you wet the steel wool first.


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May 12, 4:57pm - #177471 
ok, thanks for the suggestions - wink

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May 12, 8:48pm - #177472 
itll just come back though... its inevitable, unless you bought new rotors (i.e. the AEM rotors)


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May 12, 10:28pm - #177473 
get a can of brake cleaners for your rotors...

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