Rusting of discs on my 2000 Camry, help!

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Old 03 Oct 2003, 11:18 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rusting of discs on my 2000 Camry, help!

Hi people,

I am very worry now that my area(Toronto GTA) has been raining for weeks now
and my 2000 Camry's disc brakes are rusting badly. The actual braking
surface is barely ok with the friction removing most of the rusts, but other
areas are not. I can clearly see heavy rusting on the two rear disc's
axiles and very bad rust between the internal area of every disc. Braking
seems to be normal for now, but I don't want the braking system failing
while I am driving 120km/hr on the highway.

Is this going to be a serious problem? Is there any way to
slow/stop/reverse the rusting other than an expensive replacement of the
discs and braking clamps?

Please help!

Frank


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Old 04 Oct 2003, 07:49 am   #2 (permalink)
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Unless the vehicle sits uused for several years don"t worry
about it - only the friction area swept by the pads are used
in braking. They are cleaned and shined the first time you
touch the brakes and drive. If it bothers you brush on some
Naval Jelley (HW store). It stops rust and coats metal with
a black rust shield. Avoid getting it on the pads though.


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Old 04 Oct 2003, 08:49 am   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Rusting of discs on my 2000 Camry, help!

What I did on my Solara is use a product called POR-15 to paint the areas
that the pads do not touch. After 2 months, so far so good. This paint is
very tough and handles heat well.

There are other paints similair to POR-15 that work just as well. One such
paint is from PM Industries called Permanent Rust Sealer. You can get it at
restorationpaints.com. It has a high solids content and you can paint over
it later with other paints if you want.

One nice feature about these types of paints, is that they are made to work
with rust. Just knock off the loose rust, clean the surface and paint.

Hope this helps.

Scot

"Wolfgang" <spamxseitzg@cox.net> wrote in message
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> Unless the vehicle sits uused for several years don"t worry
> about it - only the friction area swept by the pads are used
> in braking. They are cleaned and shined the first time you
> touch the brakes and drive. If it bothers you brush on some
> Naval Jelley (HW store). It stops rust and coats metal with
> a black rust shield. Avoid getting it on the pads though.
>
>



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Old 04 Oct 2003, 09:29 am   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Rusting of discs on my 2000 Camry, help!

Thank you all for the replys. If I find the brakes are bothering me too
much I will find a free day to try out the products mentioned. Thanks!

Frank

"Scot Caraway" <rscarawa@yahoo.come> wrote in message
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> What I did on my Solara is use a product called POR-15 to paint the areas
> that the pads do not touch. After 2 months, so far so good. This paint

is
> very tough and handles heat well.
>
> There are other paints similair to POR-15 that work just as well. One

such
> paint is from PM Industries called Permanent Rust Sealer. You can get it

at
> restorationpaints.com. It has a high solids content and you can paint

over
> it later with other paints if you want.
>
> One nice feature about these types of paints, is that they are made to

work
> with rust. Just knock off the loose rust, clean the surface and paint.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Scot
>
> "Wolfgang" <spamxseitzg@cox.net> wrote in message
> news:qlzfb.13268$k74.4901@lakeread05...
> > Unless the vehicle sits uused for several years don"t worry
> > about it - only the friction area swept by the pads are used
> > in braking. They are cleaned and shined the first time you
> > touch the brakes and drive. If it bothers you brush on some
> > Naval Jelley (HW store). It stops rust and coats metal with
> > a black rust shield. Avoid getting it on the pads though.
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 05 Oct 2003, 06:41 am   #5 (permalink)
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Frank,

I too am in the Toronto GTA area and agree that the rain has been tiddling
down for weeks now. Don't worry about the rust. As you drive the car, the
applying of brakes will remove all the rust. Another thing I do with my
2002 Camry LE V6 is before I wash the car, I apply some CLR stuff on my
brake discs and then get a car wash with a GOOD high pressure underbody
spray. At the end of the wash, the rotors look brand spanking new again.
If you want, you can go to those coin operated wash places that charge $1 or
$2 for a wash, and apply the CLR stuff on the rotors and wait for 5 min and
then fully remove all the stuff. I would suggest you also do this when the
rotors are not too warm or else the change in temp by the water could
accelerate rotor wear.


"Godzilla" <chufrankREMOVE@hotmailTHIS.com> wrote in message
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> Hi people,
>
> I am very worry now that my area(Toronto GTA) has been raining for weeks

now
> and my 2000 Camry's disc brakes are rusting badly. The actual braking
> surface is barely ok with the friction removing most of the rusts, but

other
> areas are not. I can clearly see heavy rusting on the two rear disc's
> axiles and very bad rust between the internal area of every disc. Braking
> seems to be normal for now, but I don't want the braking system failing
> while I am driving 120km/hr on the highway.
>
> Is this going to be a serious problem? Is there any way to
> slow/stop/reverse the rusting other than an expensive replacement of the
> discs and braking clamps?
>
> Please help!
>
> Frank
>
>



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