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#1 Stevie72

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 03:51 PM

Hi there guys,

The back brake discs on my 06 t3x are rusty and it looks crap because you can see them through the gaps in the alloys.

What's the best option to hiding this? Replace them or maybe spray them silver?

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 03:57 PM

They are cast iron and will always rust, paint the hub with a silver hammerite or similar product. On older cars you never really saw this rust because of steel wheels, but now we have very open alloys, you notice more, nothing wrong with them, there just not made of stainless steel ! Kingo. :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 05:31 PM

Thanks for the input Kingo. :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 06:41 PM

Mine are booked to be done under warranty (sprayed with Hammerite) I was also shown a brand new Yaris in the showroom with rusty hubs I think it effects all manufacturers not just Toyota.

This thread on the Verso forum covers it quite well

http://toyotaownersc...p...c=53281&hl=

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 07:58 PM

under warranty? wow that's surprising.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 11:31 AM

They are cast iron and will always rust, paint the hub with a silver hammerite or similar product. On older cars you never really saw this rust because of steel wheels, but now we have very open alloys, you notice more, nothing wrong with them, there just not made of stainless steel ! Kingo. :thumbsup:

as the discs are bare metal then they will rust.whether car makers should paint the parts of the disc that are not in contact with the pads is open for debate.
good job toyota exhaust systems are not easely visible as they seem to rust up worse than most.
cosmetic?

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 04:54 PM

They are cast iron and will always rust, paint the hub with a silver hammerite or similar product. On older cars you never really saw this rust because of steel wheels, but now we have very open alloys, you notice more, nothing wrong with them, there just not made of stainless steel ! Kingo. :thumbsup:

Spot on Kingo!
That's exactly what I did to mine, wire brushed and used black hammerite smooth on both the hubs and the calipers. They look and have stayed perfect for the last 2 years.:yes:.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 05:57 PM

Cheers for that tip P-K, mine look pretty grim too so I'll do the same (when the weather's a bit warmer!).

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 07:18 PM


They are cast iron and will always rust, paint the hub with a silver hammerite or similar product. On older cars you never really saw this rust because of steel wheels, but now we have very open alloys, you notice more, nothing wrong with them, there just not made of stainless steel ! Kingo. :thumbsup:

Spot on Kingo!
That's exactly what I did to mine, wire brushed and used black hammerite smooth on both the hubs and the calipers. They look and have stayed perfect for the last 2 years.:yes:.

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I'm just about to replace my disc's and pads on my T-180. The state of the original disc are just such an eye sore. I've sprayed both sets of hubs with Halfords high temperature engine paint and lacquer them. They look amazing! Cant wait to fit them tomorrow...

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:21 AM

I painted my Celica ones light grey and they look good. But I have shiny alloy hubs on the front now

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