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Rusty Rotors

I have had my car for just over a month now and my roters are already rusty. What can I do to take the rust off and possibly prevent it from coming back?

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Re: Rusty Rotors

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I have had my car for just over a month now and my roters are already rusty. What can I do to take the rust off and possibly prevent it from coming back?

Thanks!
James D. B.
If you find out let me know.
I was gonna try some rust removing stuff if I ever find some.
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I have had my car for just over a month now and my roters are already rusty. What can I do to take the rust off and possibly prevent it from coming back?

Thanks!
James D. B.
If you find out let me know.
I was gonna try some rust removing stuff if I ever find some.
Nice little web page man. Glad you and the others were all ok.
THe rust remover sounds like a good idea, I will look into that and if I find anything I'll keep ya posted


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Right after the first time I washed my car, the rotors rusted! I was very surprised it happened so quickly... literally within 60 minutes! I haven't found a resolution other than replacing the rotors, but I won't do that until they need to be replaced from wear.
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Ok, folks, it's normal for the rotors to rust. They're made of iron, and iron rusts. Yes, some car makers have used stainless steel. Unfortunately, SS rotors just don't stop as well as soft iron ones do. The rust will get wiped off the first time you dirve it, so dn't worry about it.
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I should have pointed it out to the people at lexus. In fact I did. They said all the cars have that.
Because the rust I have is not from my washing, because I drive it afterwards and its gone, but I have drips from when it was parked on the lot and washed but never moved. Clearly drips on one side of the rotors front and back.
All those little small things about the car make you want to go slap somebody at lexus.
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Are you talking about the rotor or rotor hubs? My rotor hub's had rust..I went to Tom Wood Lexus and they painted the hubs silver. No rust for over 3 months now. The '02 already come with the rotor hub's powercoated black.
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Take them off and paint them with a high temp paint. Waaalaaa no rust. I did mine and they came out perfect.
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I pointed out the rusted hubs to my Lexus dealership and they painted it silver, for free. My had more rust than the average though, but complain enough and they'll fix it for you.
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I had the rusty rotor hub problem too. I just painted it myself with high temp rustoleum silver spray paint from home depot. I stripped all the rust off down to the metal with some tool on a my air compressor (spinning wirebrush thing). Masked off the brake surface and painted 2 coats. I even painted the top vents too, looks alot better now.

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Your rotors turned out great! They look much better painted. Did you paint your calipers with hi temp paint or G2?
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Good Job Byron..... finally..... a pioneer. :D
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Your rotors turned out great! They look much better painted. Did you paint your calipers with hi temp paint or G2?
I painted my calipers about a year ago with G2 paint! And the rotors with rustoleum high temp spray paint.

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Re: Rusty Rotors

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I have had my car for just over a month now and my roters are already rusty. What can I do to take the rust off and possibly prevent it from coming back?

Thanks!
James D. B.
i have a full set of stock 2002 rotors and a full set of TRD rotors in my garage. if interested, let me know so i can work up a price.
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