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Old 01-16-19, 10:10 AM
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Hello. I just got new rear rotors on my is250 and the caps/hats between the rotor and rim are completed covered in rust. It looks like ****. Anyone else have this happen? What can I do? Paint over the rust or remove the rust then paint?
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Old 01-16-19, 11:14 AM
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Get some coated rotors. You can rust soak your rotors and paint them but for the cost may as well get new rotors for example a Centric coated rotor is around $50.
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Old 01-16-19, 11:51 AM
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Get some coated rotors. You can rust soak your rotors and paint them but for the cost may as well get new rotors for example a Centric coated rotor is around $50.
thanks! The rotors are actually fine it's the cap that goes on the rotors that is rusty.
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thanks! The rotors are actually fine it's the cap that goes on the rotors that is rusty.
Are you taking about the rotor itself? Assuming you are that's generally referred to the hat if unpainted (or have a zinc coating) they rust rapidly.
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Get new rotors, completely degrease them, high temp primer, high temp paint, and wait for it to fully cure before installing (read instructions on the cans). Or buy a set of rotors that come with coated centers (EX. stoptech, project mu, dba ).


If the painting process isn't done properly, it'll flake off.


Here is what my setup looks like:
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You could buy plated rotors for a permanent fix, but it's expensive.
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