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rust on rotors.. by GTFiero1
Started on: 11-06-2003 03:05 PM
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Report this Post11-06-2003 03:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for GTFiero1Click Here to Email GTFiero1Send a Private Message to GTFiero1Direct Link to This Post
I pulled these off my parts car. Started cleaning them a bit with some brake cleaner and a scotch-brite pad but ran out of brake cleaner. Anyway, is it OK to use these on my GT without much of an adverse effect cause of the rust? Maybe make a couple of high speed stops to clean them up


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Report this Post11-06-2003 03:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for webbeeClick Here to Email webbeeSend a Private Message to webbeeDirect Link to This Post
Rust will come off when you stop in normal driving on a rusted rotor. Is that the best way to do it, no. I would take them to an Autozone, and have the rotors turned. That way you know they aren't out of round and the surface will be nice and smooth for those new pads you are going to install.
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Report this Post11-06-2003 04:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Razor_WingClick Here to Email Razor_WingSend a Private Message to Razor_WingDirect Link to This Post
 
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Rust will come off when you stop in normal driving on a rusted rotor. Is that the best way to do it, no. I would take them to an Autozone, and have the rotors turned. That way you know they aren't out of round and the surface will be nice and smooth for those new pads you are going to install.

He has a point, but as long as it's not "Deep" rust or anything, just some surface rust, you'll be fine...just don't expect ALOT of breaking power the first 2-3 times...the bad will not have enough efficent grip to stop as well as it usiually would (probly barely noticable though). Have fun! Did you have those crossdrilled, or did you buy them like that?

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Report this Post11-06-2003 06:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for kidwithan85GTClick Here to Email kidwithan85GTSend a Private Message to kidwithan85GTDirect Link to This Post
i had the samething with mine. i took some embry cloth, its used to clean copper pipes. take something like liquid wrench to wet the rotor. all u do is rub off the rust and it comes out smooth. when your done with them spray them with some carb and choke cleaner then wip them dry. it will take off the oil from the liquid wrench.
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Report this Post11-06-2003 06:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonDirect Link to This Post
They make some special pads that fit in the caliper like brake pads. put them on in pairs (fronts or backs) and drive a short distance like big parking lot, around the block. They will grind them off pretty good, then replace them with your new pads. They wont true except for very minor runnout, but they will clean and surface them nicely.
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Report this Post11-06-2003 11:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for GTFiero1Click Here to Email GTFiero1Send a Private Message to GTFiero1Direct Link to This Post
Its mainly light rust, cars been sitting only since june. The rotors are actually pretty new otherwise.

Razor_Wing, they are the Fiero Store's cross-drilled rotors i pulled from my parts car


BTW, when putting the fronts on, since they are the full hubs too, the nuts that goes on the spindle to lock them in place, do i tighten that mainly hand tight or should i use my impact gun?

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Report this Post11-07-2003 12:06 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jscott1Send a Private Message to jscott1Direct Link to This Post
The Fiero Store's cross drilled rotors will rust in a heartbeat and look terrible unless you paint them. My rotors look nearly that bad after they have been sitting a few hours after a rainstorm.
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Report this Post11-07-2003 02:07 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Master Tuner AkimotoClick Here to visit Master Tuner Akimoto's HomePageSend a Private Message to Master Tuner AkimotoDirect Link to This Post
The big nut that holds the wheel bearings should not be too tight apply a little pressure but never an impact gun as this will cause the bearings to bind and seize.

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