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    Default C6 Brakes-Rotors

    Have a 2005 with Z51 package.
    How do you get the rust off of the rotors?
    How can it be prevented?
    Thank You

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    You can't unless you live in a desert. A quick drive will remove the rust.

    The metalurgy requires high carbon steel, not stainless.

    Or you could go ceramic rotors like on the new Z1 for $20,000!

    Racer042

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    Mine rust when I wash the car.

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    Then go out and drive it fast and brake hard and the rust will go away

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer042 View Post
    Then go out and drive it fast and brake hard and the rust will go away
    I assumed that went without saying

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultraworld View Post
    Mine rust when I wash the car.
    Mine too. Just means I have to drive it!!!

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    I see the same thing. I always make sure to ride my break up the driveway to clear off the rust. Works well and doesn't return as long as the wheel is dry. Hope that helps.

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    Yep, same thing here. A short drive around the block after washing and they look good as new again!

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