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      10-20-2017, 11:12 PM   #1
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OK, so most people who've washed their cars and their wheels notice that the rotors rust immediately. So I drove it to remove the rust, but of course, the wet rust sprayed onto the interior of the rim. How can this be prevented if at all?
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OK, so most people who've washed their cars and their wheels notice that the rotors rust immediately. So I drove it to remove the rust, but of course, the wet rust sprayed onto the interior of the rim. How can this be prevented if at all?

Try Iron-X to remove it, or just wait for the car to dry a bit more before driving.

The rotor faces will always rust. Maybe you should get a carbon-ceramic rotor on your next car so you never have to deal with that problem ever again?
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Use an electric Leaf blower to blow the rims dry before you drive.
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Hyde's serum rustopper. You're welcome
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Let it dry, drive it
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      10-22-2017, 08:05 AM   #6
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Use an electric Leaf blower to blow the rims dry before you drive.
Good idea. I tried using my shop vac blower but not enough power. I have a Stihl leave blower but since I use it as a vac also the chamber is dirty.

I actually looked into metro vacs and blasters also but they’re too expensive and low power.
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the product i'd mentioned addresses this specific issue.
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Let it dry, drive it
this does not work. the rust flies all over the wheel barrel.

using a leaf blower just accelerates the drying and resulting rust.
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      10-22-2017, 03:35 PM   #9
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Then take off wheels and polish your rotors every time or don't wash it or let it get wet like a gremlin
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      10-23-2017, 11:15 PM   #10
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Time to upgrade to BBK. I used to have to same problem with the stock rotors.
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