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I have a question for experienced IRLs:

When I got my IRL several months ago it came with the original brakes/

rotors and these looked like their main purpose was to be rust producing

machines. I know they were old and used but the wheel also had a history

of rust pretty deep as it took me several times of cleaning to see the chrome

again.

Anyway the first thing I did when I got IRL was get some new brakes.

As I did not ask about the original drill slotted and or rust (I was just

thinking - get me on the road) at my local shop, they installed the solid

ones. They were very

shiny and clean so I said they must be good too (I know - I got ripped off).

A few days later after rain there was rust on the rotors and it went away but

I started to notice the rust accumulating on the inner circle.

So I have been very disappointed about this.

Now I have these rusty rotors and thinking of getting the drilled ones but not

sure if these will rust too. Sorry this is so long - I appreciate if you read this.

Any suggestions for rust free rotors?
 

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Well lets start off by saying just because a rotor has rust does not mean it is a POS. Metal rusts, it is just the way it works. The only way to prevent this is to teat the metal or to paint the surface. Cost is the driving force behind the final decision. Cyrotreated rotors cost much more then a regular rotor and commonly drilled/slotted. If you are looking for a low cost great blank that with a powder coated hub and rim then i suggest the Centric premium rotor. I have been running these on my redline (any many other cars) for years and are a great way to prevent that ugly rusty look.
 

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Thanks - appreciate that - I will take a look at those.
 

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Agreed with Lion, up here everything but the rotor face rusts, kind of just get used to it with the heavy winter salt applications :-(
 

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Only other thing ya can do is sand the rusted part in center that the pads don't touch and paint it with caliper paint. Don't get it on the disc surface. The disc surface will top coat rust from the air it will go away as soon as ya hit the brakes and be shiney again.
 

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If you want rust free rotors, dont drive in salty, rainy, or winter conditions. only dry summers only. All vehicles will get some rust especially if you live in an area that gets snowfall or icy. its inevitable. as long as your body isnt rusted it looks like a win to me
 

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The rotors I received from the local shop are not as good as others.

I had another GM car last year and the rotors (GM installed) were 4 years old and they looked new -The rust accumulated a little but went away after driving.

I guess the only way to get the best parts is to go back to GM.
 

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Discussion Starter #10 (Edited)
still waiting for reply from power stop -

after the chemical curing process went wrong on the

center part of one rotor - pits and marks on brand new part

they are very nice sitting there waiting on the floor :silly:


Sorry keep posting this but this is frustrating..

why can't there be a real quality tester available when shopping online????
 

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The part numbers are as follows:

Front:
120.62078

Rear:
120.62079
I was going to get the centric but they only have 2 fronts -drilled/slotted

- and I need the kit


Also if anyone else is trying to get them from dealer , you have to get 1 each from 4 different states 5000 miles apart

not surprised here - just laughing at my self for asking at my local dealer/GM service center
 

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Discussion Starter #12 (Edited)
well ....I received my replacement rotor and it is in excellent condition

however, now I realize that the other rotor has a defect.

one day I will get these on the car
 
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