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    How do I eliminate rust on brake hubs and calipers?

    Iíve noticed that my hubs/hates and calipers on my Acura TLX are starting to rust. Iíve researched previous threads but they seem to be a couple years old hence the new topic.

    First off, what is the best method and preferred product to eliminate the rust as well as preventing it from returning.

    Second, since Iíll be pulling the wheels off the car I might as well coat the wheels, Iíve always been a fan of Sonax so Iím considering theirs but very open to everything else (sorry carnauba gods), any recommendations?

    Third, Iím entertaining the idea of painting the hub/hat and calipers. If I do decide to paint them I would probably paint them black or silver, nothing that would stand out, but a subtle enhancement. I would appreciate your input as Iím typically very conservative and have never thought about doing it until now! Iíve seen that G2 is very popular online but again Iím completely clueless when it comes to this!

    Thank you in advance for your input!

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    Re: How do I eliminate rust on brake hubs and calipers?

    If you paint them, they will just rust through again unless treated first, Jay.

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    Re: How do I eliminate rust on brake hubs and calipers?

    This is probably what youíre looking for:
    Hyde's Serum Rust Stopper, rustopper, anti-rust solution for wheels


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    Re: How do I eliminate rust on brake hubs and calipers?

    Quote Originally Posted by FUNX650 View Post
    This is probably what you’re looking for:
    Hyde's Serum Rust Stopper, rustopper, anti-rust solution for wheels


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    That's just a temporary fix. You need to do it before every wash.

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    Re: How do I eliminate rust on brake hubs and calipers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rsurfer View Post
    That's just a temporary fix.
    You need to do it before every wash.
    •IMO:
    -Spritzing these brake system components
    with this anti-rust product once or twice a
    month, as part of the car-washing process,
    doesn’t create an insurmountable obstacle.


    •Kinda reminds me of folks that are
    in the habit of spritzing a “drying aid”
    as part of their car-washing sessions:
    -Isn’t that also a temporary fix, as it were?


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    Re: How do I eliminate rust on brake hubs and calipers?

    I doubt seriously that it can be eliminated. Temporary removal is a more real approach.
    Rick....now in North Texas

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    Re: How do I eliminate rust on brake hubs and calipers?

    Just my opinion, but I've seen calipers/hats in worse shape that were sanded and then painted with G2 and similar products that looked fine. Not sure on longevity. I think silver would look nice.
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    Re: How do I eliminate rust on brake hubs and calipers?

    Quote Originally Posted by FUNX650 View Post
    This is probably what you’re looking for:
    Hyde's Serum Rust Stopper, rustopper, anti-rust solution for wheels


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    Thanks for the this post. I may pick some up before winter storage of my z28 each year.
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    Re: How do I eliminate rust on brake hubs and calipers?

    Clean up the rust on the caliper and on the rotor hat and get yourself the G2 caliper paint kit in the color of your choice. Unfortunately the rotor face is going to rust as its exposed metal.

    Hyde's will not remove the rust and it does an ok job to stop the rust after a wash on the rotor.

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    Re: How do I eliminate rust on brake hubs and calipers?

    I use Hyde’s and it works ok as far keeping rust off the face of the rotors drive it more.

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