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Old 10-22-2009, 08:38 AM   #1
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Rusty/Dirty Rotors

Can anyone suggest any products to clean rusty/dirty rotors?

I ran across a product from Canadian Tire called Professional Strength Brake Cleaner. I haven't bought it yet and was wondering if anyone has used it before?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:50 AM   #2
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take the wheel out, if you got a drill or dremel, but a wire brush attachement and lightly "buff" out the rust off.
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:54 AM   #3
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Drive the car a bit?
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:30 PM   #5
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Rusty where? The vents or the surface? Surface is easy, just use your car once a while.

You can try Centric rotors works great on my ZCP.

Go easy on the brake cleaner.. rinse the surrounding area after you are done.
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:25 AM   #6
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just drive the car around the block and hit the brakes a few times, the brake pads will take off the rust.

if u want to, for next brake change, look for "glazed rotors" the dont have rust if i let them sit around for a bit.
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new rotors? and dont cheap out ?
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:22 AM   #8
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Don't cheap out? New Rotors?

This is on my '05 TL. I guess I described the "dirt" wrong. I only assumed its rust because of its orange/black color. Maybe its more so brake dust. But anyway, I actually had it removed using Meguiar's Hot Rims Wheel Cleaner. Worked really well.

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