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Brakes: What to use on the Rotors?

This is a discussion on Brakes: What to use on the Rotors? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I just recently installed a new set of rotors and they began to rust pretty fast. I called the company ...

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    Brakes: What to use on the Rotors?

    I just recently installed a new set of rotors and they began to rust pretty fast. I called the company and they told me they would send me out a new seat of rotors to replace them. Due to the fact that they stated it wouldn't rust before I bought them because of a anti-rust agent sprayed on them...

    My question is, when I get the rotors, what can I use on them to clean them and what can I use to prevent from rusting again? I really don't want to paint them.... Anyone have the anwer?

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    what part is rusting?

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    the slots on the rotors and everything else. the only thing not rusted is the smooth part of the rotor, where the pads touch...

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    do they have a zinc coating on them or is it just bare metal?

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    Clean them off really well with brake cleaner and then spray them with clearcoat. The clear will burn off the swept area, but stay in the holes/slots. Mine have held up, but it's not a daily-driver...

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    I don't think they're zinc coating. I will ask.....

    Clearcoat in a spary paint can? Is this something I could get from a hardware store?

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