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Does anyone have any hints on getting rid of rust on the brake hub - it may be due to lack of use over the winter. It looks a bit unsightly so would be keen to get it gone!

 

I am sure someone will share some wisdom!

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I'm looking at painting mine once the weather gets better. I was going to prime and paint with normal spray paint after masking but am unsure weather it will cope wit the temperatures.

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Currently doing a resto on my s3 esprit, and after lots of research I'm using this stuff:

http://www.rust.co.uk/fe-123-rust-converter/c28125/

as the first part of the rust conversion/ prevention system, before spraying with epoxy mastic.

The beauty of this stuff is that you need to leave some rust on there for it to convert, so it could be great for your purpose. Give them a call re operating temps though.

It's thin, so gets nicely into any crevices...done the fuel tanks already and the coating after application of this stuff seemed nice & tough.

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Ask Silverstone Lotus. I just got my car back from its annual service and the discs are devoid of rust (not that they were too bad, but they are definitely cleaner than when it went in to them - and no, I haven't had new discs fitted)

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MMC normally tidy up the discs with a re-paint when they have cars in for service too.

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Keith are you sure and do you mean the callipers?  

 

I know they use a rust removing agent on the discs as mine welded tight on after a brief use then leaving for 2 days in January.  Craig said it was the rust remover used and as I was a pussy on the way home on the M9 and then parked it up wet I hadn't given them a good use and worn it all off.

 

When I actually had black callipers sprayed red properly on my 3rd car a few years ago it was a) bloody expensive and a car off the road for a few days as they were removed and cleaned before about 6 coats of paint and laquer.  They can't just be sprayed in situ either due to the Lotus writing being paint free if you look.

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It's the centre of the discs, the hub which the bolts pass through that rusts. 

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A-ha.  Speed reading!  Clearer now.  Now I'll have to have a look and see if I was done in Jan.  I'm changing back to the summers when I get home on the 16th.

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