Re: 01 Silverado- Rusty Rotors warrant replacment ?

On Tue, 17 Jun 2003 22:33:20 -0500 (CDT), snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (Harry Face) wrote:


to prevent rust. It's basically a chunk of cast iron. The pads wear the rotors down a little each time you brake. How would you not prevent them from rusting? Maybe make them out of stainless steel? But that would double the weight and triple the cost. Ain't gonna happen.
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On Tue, 24 Jun 2003 20:26:11 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@nowhere.com (Tom) wrote:

===========Stainless rotors have been used on motorcycles for decades, but I have never seen them on a car or truck.
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That does not make any sense at all. The wear surfaces of any rotor will develop light surface rust when they get wet but not used. The non wear surfaces will rust very quickly. In either case, it does not matter. Simply using the brakes will polish off the rust in short order.
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