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cleaning the inner rim.

This is a discussion on cleaning the inner rim. within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; ive been waiting to take off my wheels and clean the inside and all around and also paint that callipers ...

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    cleaning the inner rim.

    ive been waiting to take off my wheels and clean the inside and all around and also paint that callipers ( which color should i do?) and when taking a closer look i realized this nasty rust looking stuff is there anyway i can get it off?

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    brake cleaner to clean the inside of rim, i would go with red or black on calipers. and a steel brush would take off the rust, just make sure to use a solvent to prevent future rust

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    whats a good solvent to use?

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    i used this spray can called rust converter. From autozone

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    Are you talking about the brake rotor, caliper, or the wheel itself?? I don't see any wheel rust from the picture...

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    the rust lookin stuff on the rotar

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    I cleaned mine up and applied semi-gloss black POR:


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    Quote Originally Posted by F-my-body View Post
    the rust lookin stuff on the rotar
    Here's how you fix that without buying new rotors:

    Remove wheel, caliper and bracket, and slide off rotor. Clean all rusty areas with a wire brush or course sandpaper. Use a rust converter if you choose. Clean the area you just sanded with brake cleaner to remove any dirt.

    Use Duplicolor or VHT high temp black paint, or VHT Epoxycoat, and spray both the inner hat and outer rim of the rotor. Don't worry about overspray on the rotor, the brake pads will take care of that later. Do about 3 coats, allowing for the reccommended drying time between each one. Once it is completely dry, reinstall on the car. As you drive, the brake pads will remove any overspray, and you will be left with a nice looking rotor thats black instead of rusty.

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