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i am in the process of derusting and painting my rotors. i didn't tape the rotors too well. i was wondering if i need to remove the paint that got onto the rotors in the area where the brake pads make contact. or will the process of braking clean the rotors off. will there be any negative effect if i leave the paint on? if i have to take off the paint, what should i use?
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yeah ur prob gonna wanna take it off... i would think braking itself would remove the paint in time but u wanna keep the rotors surface as clean as possible.. what do you mean de rusting? where is it rusted
 

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it was rusted around the edges and the hub part where the wheels are mounted on the rotors. i got most of it off. acuransxpilot assured me that the rest would come off by itself after braking a couple of times.

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I've painted my rotors before. You don't need to worry about the area where the brake pad comes into contact with the rotor. It will clean itself. No detrimental effects will ensue. no worries.
 

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PAINTING THE ROTORS?!?!?! HUH????? I understand the idea of painting the calipers, but whats the point of painting the rotor itself? WHY?? :dunno: As for whether there should be anything on the rotor like paint, the answer is NO and it actually could present a dangerous braking situation. I'd use a piece of emery cloth followed by a spray of brake cleaner solution and a clean rag and get it off of the brake surface asap.
 

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Ok, let me clear things up. I painted the edges of my rotors and the center hub portion to keep them from rusting up. I used a high heat type of greyish speckle spray paint and the thing sticks marvelously. The rotors look much cleaner now.

As far as getting paint on the contact portion of the rotor, it will quickly dissappate as you brake. Yes, braking performing will be ever so slightly decreased until you get it all off so go ahead and drive it in a parking lot or somewhere safe like that.

Really, I had no problems at all. It's amazing how much nicer a little spray paint can make things.
 

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PAINTING THE ROTORS?!?!?! HUH????? I understand the idea of painting the calipers, but whats the point of painting the rotor itself? WHY?? :dunno: As for whether there should be anything on the rotor like paint, the answer is NO and it actually could present a dangerous braking situation. I'd use a piece of emery cloth followed by a spray of brake cleaner solution and a clean rag and get it off of the brake surface asap.
You're over reacting. I've had painted rotors for years and the
rotors on my TLS are painted for almost a year now. As long as
the braking surface is clean then you're fine. The only possible
side effect is increased rotor heat which might cause warping.
But, I haven't been affected by that yet... and the TLS rotors
are easily warped painted or not.

Advantages... no rust. The only spot it rusts now is directly on
the braking surface after it rains or a car wash. And much cleaner
wheels since there's no rust flying off the rotors. And it's much
nicer to look at. It's not really noticeable (painted my rotors I think
flat black) but at the same time it's never noticeably dirty. My
calipers are semi gloss black.
 
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