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Old 09-25-2007, 12:54 PM
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Here is what the front rotors look like.......rust galore!



Into a plastic pan to remove the rust:



Non-toxic, biodegrable, earth friendly, Evapo-rust. I bought 2 gallons at a local gun shop. He raved about the stuff. He does all his guns in it:



The hubs had some rust on them so, 000 Steel Wool, cleaned with alcohol to remove any residue, studs taped off ready to paint(Dupli-Color High Heat 1200 degree flat black spray paint):



Rusty rotors submerged in the Evapo-Rust solution:



Rust all gone after just 1 hour. Rinsed with water and then air dried over night:



Hubs all painted:



Rear rotors are just as rusty:



Nickel Anti-Seize:



Putting Nickel Anti-Seize inside the rotor before I put it on the hub will prevent it from rusting to the hub.



Anti-Seize goes on the back of each pad:



Front re-assembled:



Rear rotor rust removed and painted:



Rear rotor re-assembled:



Wheel back on and no rust visible through the spokes of the wheel:

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Old 10-09-2008, 10:00 AM
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well these are great tips thank you

i di it my self using these
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thanks a lot
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That was great tip
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Looks great. Love your calipers. Are they a direct swap from a Porsche? Was that hard to do?
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thanks for this, I need to do it since I just bought myself some rims...
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hey where can i get those hubs? i dont really like the stock studless hubs..
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Great Tip, I myself had this problem with my Audi A6. very annoying!
It took me forever to find out the best solution and I ended up using "IGL ecoclean iron" and it worked like wonder. Very recommended!
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