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aykut
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aykut Nov 10, 2:55am - #59201 
2000 black Toyota Celica GT
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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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maryland
rust on rotors?


i have a question about rotor rust. i got some new 17 inch wheels and my rotors look really rusty. has anybody know to how remove the rust from the rotors? i thought about buying new rotors but it will cost me over $1000 so it is better to find a solution to remove rust smile somebody in this site suggest me to machine but i dont understand what he meant by machine? i apppreciate any help thank you
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spaztikid
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spaztikid Nov 10, 3:00am - #59202 
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when they machine your rotors they shave the rusted portion of your rotors off. take your car to any brake place and they should be able to do it for you.
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isaac Nov 10, 3:11am - #59203 
2001 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica GT
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Brake rotors rust... That's all there is to it.

They are just bare metal for the pads to grab onto, as soon as the car is parked and water gets on them you will see rust. Then once driven again the brake pads will remove the rust. Not a big deal.

i've heard of people buying new rotors and painting them (any color with caliper paint) and then once you use the brakes for the first time it rubs off the paint where the pads hit...looks pretty cool from what i hear, and since the pads always rub the rotor on the same place, you don't have to worry about the rust...

Another alternative to Caliper Paint is using BBQ Paint and doing them BLACK grin

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hephaestus Nov 10, 4:08am - #59204 
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What Spaztikid and Isaac say is more than right. Everybody on every car has rust on their rotors unless you have a two piece aftermarket but there is still rust. That's just how brakes are. I let my Celica sit for 6 months and the rust killed my back rotors and put rust on my expensive wheels when I started driving my Celica again. $1000 for rotors?!?! I don't think so. I had all rotors replaced and pads. I think the front were 190 - 210 pads 42 - 50 and the same for the rear. Installation other than Toyota 150-160. That's stock. If you can do it yourself get an upgrade rotor and performance pads and save a bundle. I posted a couple days ago brakes are easy do it yourself - I wish I had!!!
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