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.
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.
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.
Things I hate,
paint chips after 5 months
there's more, cant remember
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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.
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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