Caliper & Hub Cleaning

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  1. Justa Jim

    Justa Jim Well-Known Member
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    What is the best way to clean up the calipers and get the rust off the face of the hub? I need to clean for now and paint later.

    Check out the picture of my new wheels in my garage for why I'm asking.

    Jim
     
  2. Dave.0

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    Brake cleaner and a few different size wire brushes.
     
  3. Minidave

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    Angle grinder with a couple different wire brush attachments should git er done......

    Scotch pads with a good rust penetrant work well too, spray and let soak, then go after them - then final clean with brake cleaner.
     
  4. Onramp

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    Boy - if you use an angle grinder with wire brushes, be sure to wear a full face guard. Pat
     
  5. Jason Montague

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    :cornut: Whole heartedly agree with above as you're not going to paint them yet. When it's time to paint, acetone,alcohol or other degreaser must be used prior to painting. I'm sure that one of the Miniacs knows of a ,perhaps, more appropriate degreaser.:Thumbsup:

    Jason:popcorn:
     
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    Dremel tool with the brass brush attachment will clean light rust well. I used a cylindrical-shaped sanding attachment to clean the gunk off my hubs, too.

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  7. ScottinBend

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    Dremel for the win!
     
  8. N2MINI

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    Once you get around to painting the hub, might be cool if you could find matching yellow paint to get alittle color down there.. or maybe not!!!
     
  9. Justa Jim

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    Way ahead of you N2MINI, as that is exactly what the plan is, but sadly, not before MOTD. :cryin:

    The black wheel and tire can get lost with each other, so I thought some yellow around the edge of the hub (which will show through the four slots) and the calipers. This might get a little definition back there. Makes me feel better that you liked the idea too. :Thumbsup:

    Jim
     
  10. Crashton

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    Just squirt some Frenches mustard in there. Perfect color & at the dragon you can stick your dog in there for proper condiment dosing.
     
  11. Justa Jim

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    Now let me see if I understand this. You want me to squirt Frenches mustard on my calipers, at MOTD, around a bunch of MoM's? Now how long do you think that would last? :lol::lol:

    Jim
     

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