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    Should my new brakes be rusting?

    I have just had some new discs and pads put on the rear of mk mk4 astra and a week ago i sprayed the calipers red i got a little on the discs and used some nail polish remover to get it off.

    i have looked at them today and the whole disc is rusting it looks like its years old when its only a few weeks.

    should they be rusting like this? do you think i have done it or is it because my mechanic has put cheap discs on when he said they were expensive?

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    mine rust if its been raining and ive not used it for a few days. soon as you use them again it will e shiney again.

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    Yes they will rust. The discs are not stainless steel or anything posh.

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    Here is a quick image my mechanic sais its the new oil thats on the pads and discs is this correct? it does seem to just rub off?


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    They are unprotected metal and rust very quickly.

    If I was you I would paint the non contact parts of the disc black. Keeps them looking new then

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    Rust helps. At least it adds friction to the brake system.

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    Nice first post

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    Quote Originally Posted by fclibunao View Post
    Rust helps. At least it adds friction to the brake system.

    How?

    IT comes straight off when you have the abrasive pad rub against it, and then there aint no more as its generally only surface.

    And that looks like it is on the collar bit anyway, so not even touched by the pads anyway. therefore making nooo difference at all.


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    If its just the collar part then paint it mate! This part started to rust so im gonna paint it black or silver so it looks new again. If there is some on the disc itself then it will rub of when the brakes are used.

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    Where did you getthe discs from
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