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Hey... I replaced my disc brake rotors all around. For some reason, the hub area of the rotors is surface rusting badly. Is this normal? Should I have painted this part of the rotor with a clearcoat or something?


Should I address this? It looks like crap, especially since I took the time to paint my calipers gold.

How should I address it? I'm thinking pull each rotor, hit the rust with steel wool, then mask the face of the rotors and spray a clearcoat on the hubs (??)
Would there be an easier solution?

Thanks!!!!
 

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Thanks, Bobby!

I have leftover engine enamel from the calipers, but that might be too much gold. I would think any engine enamel would work, right?

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The paint needs to be rated high temperature. I like the Rust-Oleum BBQ black, since it goes on very light, so there's no build up. I suspect any high temperature paint would work. :wink:

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This is the reason I always get coated rotors like the Centric blanks. Painting it will work as well. You could also coat the mating surface of the hub-rotor and then the mating surface of the rotor-wheel with some antiseize.
 
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