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Rust on brake discs. OK to ignore?

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by Domo, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Domo

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 11, 2004

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    Location: Surrey, UK

    I'm going to assume all bikes (and most likely cars) suffer with this? Rust on brake discs. Besides squeezing a dry cloth through each hole after washing or getting caught out in a rain shower, I suppose it's OK to ignore? Just looks untidy. Thoughts?

    Bike's kept in a garage. Around 450 miles on the clock.

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  2. Acme

    Caporegime

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    Whole bike is ruined, best scrap it.
     
  3. Hyburnate

    Capodecina

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    Location: NN4

    Absolutely fine. It's just surface rust, Bilt Hamber do a product you could spray on it if it bugs you that much
     
  4. Domo

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    Thanks for the tip. Doesn't bug me - caught my eye and wanted to make sure it won't lead to anything else like the wheels falling off!
    No harm asking - and thanks for the reply.

    @Acme. I'd at least keep all the plastic bits :)
     
  5. Acme

    Caporegime

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    :p

    Sorry.

    No a little rust is normal on any brake disk. My car has been sitting outside not moving for a month and the brakes are brown. :eek:
     
  6. Hyburnate

    Capodecina

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    yeah I get you OP. I get it on the grooved parts of my discs as the brake pad doesn’t make contact with them. It’s annoying.
     
  7. IC3

    Sgarrista

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    Ride it more :p
     
  8. tom_e

    Man of Honour

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    Totally normal, with all the recent salt and damp mine were rusting to the point that until I first applied the brakes at riding speed the next morning the wheel was noticeably stiff and that's just from sitting for 12 hours.
     
  9. Freeman

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 24, 2004

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    Ha your bike is so clean! Nothing to worry about. :) Ride it more though!
     
  10. Yaayuh!

    Capodecina

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    RIP OP.
     
  11. EVH

    Don

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    Dibs on the bike.
     
  12. Scooby_WR1

    Wise Guy

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    The bike is scrap, can you not see all that rust?:p
     
  13. acemastr

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    Location: Tampa, Florida

    Ever looked at car brakes after a wash? you'd have a heart attack :p
     
  14. Kreeeee

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    Brakes don't use stainless steel so it's normal for them to show traces of rust with little use.
     
  15. MowyTone

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    Ha! Mine has rust across the whole disk after riding it in the morning and coming back to it when I leave work
     
  16. EVH

    Don

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    My job is based on the coast (literally on the beach) and I find my front wheel is stiff after every shift, but can’t say I’ve come back to rust.
     
  17. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

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    Hahahaha
     
  18. MowyTone

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    Just been advised by disks are end of life...which is no real suprise to be honest. Just been trying to squeeze that last bit out before changing as OEM disks are £150 a side