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Re: R1 Concepts Inc. Official Feedback Thread

bump... anyone have any advice for preventing rust on the premium rotors?

They looked incredible on my car for about a day or two until they started to rust
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Aw man. I don't like that. Just when I made up my mind to get R1.
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Re: R1 Concepts Inc. Official Feedback Thread

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Hey guys, I've got some questions on the premium style rotors from r1concepts. I guess I didn't realize that with the premium line there is no rust protection on the entire rotor and only the areas covered in black are protected.

After installing these on my 07 STS I am experiencing a ton of ugly looking rust areas. What has everyone else done with these rotors? I cannot stand the look of rust on my car!

Please let me know your thoughts on cleaning this up. I can post some pictures if anyone is interested.

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bump... anyone have any advice for preventing rust on the premium rotors?

They looked incredible on my car for about a day or two until they started to rust
Well the premium series rotors do come with a black rust protection coating applied to the center hub, inner vane structure, and outer rim of rotor. That will hold off the rusting quite well, however no iron rotor out there is an anti rust proof. I apologize but if there is going to be any rust appearance on the rotors; it should be around the crevices of the holes and the slots or close around the hub (where the brake pads can't come into contact with to swoop the rust away).

Easy fix up for that is to spray the rotors entirely with any type of high temp spray paint (or spot spray). Set it dry and install, let you brake pads do the rest of the job by taking off the excess of paint. Everywhere else will stay black.
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Well the premium series rotors do come with a black rust protection coating applied to the center hub, inner vane structure, and outer rim of rotor. That will hold off the rusting quite well, however no iron rotor out there is an anti rust proof. I apologize but if there is going to be any rust appearance on the rotors; it should be around the crevices of the holes and the slots or close around the hub (where the brake pads can't come into contact with to swoop the rust away).

Easy fix up for that is to spray the rotors entirely with any type of high temp spray paint (or spot spray). Set it dry and install, let you brake pads do the rest of the job by taking off the excess of paint. Everywhere else will stay black.
Thanks for clarifying that.
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Re: R1 Concepts Inc. Official Feedback Thread

Don't get me wrong, the rotors are of great quality! I would not let this deter you from purchasing them at all!

I think the reason I am noticing it so much is because Cadillac decided to use a very small caliper on the rear rotors and it leaves a large portion of the rotor untouched, resulting in a large area prone to rusting.

I am going to do just as Steve has suggested, and I would recommend doing it from the start, before they have a chance to rust at all.

I purchased a cheap set of brake pads from advance auto to use to "rub off" the paint that I am going to apply. I was concerned with the ceramic pads embedding some of the paint into them. Probably just me being over anal, but it was a concern to me.

I will post up new pictures once I am complete, which means I have to clean the garage again... hopefully by the end of the week I will have results to share!

I would still recommend r1concepts for all your braking needs and dealing with Steve was a great experience.

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Re: R1 Concepts Inc. Official Feedback Thread

I wanted to update this thread quick with the followup pictures that I had promised in my previous post.

I'm attaching the pictures, hopefully in order, from initial installation as they came from r1 to their current state. They look great right out of the box!

Then, you can see how the great weather we have up here in the northeast causes rust on some of the surfaces of the rotor where the pads do not touch as well as in the holes and slots.

I wasn't happy with this look, and didn't have the patience to wait for the brake dust to fill in or for the rust to really change colors, so I pulled everything apart and painted the entire rotor with duplicolor black caliper paint.

I was afraid to run the ceramic pads that I had gotten with my rotors from r1 to wear off the paint on the rotor face, so I picked up some cheap (~$20) pads from advance auto and used them as a quick way to wear off the paint and then I cleaned and replaced the pads back to my nice ceramic pads.

The last pictures are of the final product. The paint has been worn off the rotor face and all that is left is a fully painted rotor and no rust!!

Sorry for the dirty wheels in some of these pictures, but hopefully this will show the great quality that these rotors are and that with a little extra effort, they will look great for a long time!

I can say that these rotors are great! My car stops so much better than it did with the stock brakes on it. Now hopefully they will last longer than the 30k miles my originals did and I'll be very happy!!

Thanks again to r1concepts for a great product!!

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