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Old 03-07-2011, 04:25 AM
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Rust inside wheel - what do I do?

Hi All,

I just bought a 2004 Nissan Altima 2.5 S and there seems to be some rust inside the wheel. It doesnt look pretty. I want to eventually paint my brake calipers but I need to get rid of this rust first.

Is it something I can fix easily/cheaply? I dont really have any experience with cars but I can follow instruction and I learn quickly.

Thanks in advance.




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Old 03-07-2011, 04:35 AM
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The pictures aren't clear but I assume you are talking about rust on the rotors? That is a common problem. Either take them off, remove the rust and paint with high temp paint on the areas not hit by the pads or replace them with rotors that have a zinc coating. I bought some Raybestos rear rotors that are powder coated black. They are powdercoated on most of the non-wear areas so they keep a better look.

Rust on the calipers are handled the same way: remove caliper, remove the rust with a wire brush, paint with high temp paint.

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Biz summed it up pretty well for you. That's just rust on the hats of the rotors. It's not detrimental to anything, it's just ugly. Mine look the same, and I plan to either get zinc coated rotors or buy the PC'd ones to avoid it in the future.



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Thanks for the quick reply guys. OK so they are rotors, good to know.

Im glad its not detrimental to anything. But yea still very ugly. I think I'll still try and clean up the ones I have and if that goes bad I'll spend some money on powder coated ones.

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The rear rotors listed in my signature were 120.00 at O'Reilly auto parts. They don't have the drilled and slotted look but are just right for a sleeper car. You could also buy some new zinc plated rotors on ebay for not too much.

Another note: it looks like your brake pad wear indicator may be rubbing on your rotors (see your lower picture). Check your brake pads to see if they are needing replacement too.

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Havent heard of O'Reillys. They might not have it here in Canada. I think my rotors/brakes are good (atleast thats what the service record showed that the dealer gave me when I bought it a few weeks ago).

I took the wheel off to get a better look at it today.

So then I went to Canadian Tire and bought a can of deruster stuff and a wire brush to clean it all off and I also bought some high temp paint to make it look good, hopefully.

I'll post an after pic once im done tomorrow night.


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what kind of high temp paint did you purchase? thats pretty much how much mine look.
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There's a specific spray paint at auto stores that stops rust and comes in black and stuff. You just spray it on and it stops the rust. No sanding. I used it on my subframe that was rusting from being low. Lol



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