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Old 12 Jun 2004, 09:49 am
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Default rust on calipers and rotors - warranty issue??

I've got some surfase rust on my rear wheel caliper and rotor. Is this something that the dealer should replace/sand out under warranty?
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Old 12 Jun 2004, 09:54 am
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Rust warrenty issues are usually rust through, in others you have to have a hole.
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Old 12 Jun 2004, 10:02 am
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Rust on calipers, rotors, brake lines, exhaust....on anything is not covered under warranty. Possibly the only rust problem that would be covered is body work where rust would eat through from the inside and make bubbles and holes on the paint work. Most manufactures cover the body work for about 5-7 years.

Rust will form on the calipers overnight in the right conditions if left outdoors. No way around it unless you put it under cover.
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I just painted mine gunmetal...good if you want to keep it looking stock - the rust [:I]

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Old 14 Jun 2004, 02:01 am
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Go to your local Shlep Boys, Autozone, whatever, and get either some high temp engine enamel (sp?), or what I have used, Dupli-Colour Annodized finish. It stands up pretty good, I have had mine doe for 2 seasons now. To prep take a dremel or similiar tool and take down all the surface rust. You will find that the caliper has a textured finish, but after you paint it you won't notice it too much.

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If you get under your car, you'll find more rust - like near the bushings on the anti-roll bar. Not warranty. Rust on rotors is life. Remember - rust never sleeps.
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