How do I remove rust from car rotors?

How do you clean rust off brake rotors? I installed new rims and now the rust is visible.

Answer
“Removing rust from your car’s rotors only requires some brake cleaner and a wire brush.
Try this:
  • Spray the rotors with brake cleaner.
  • Let it sit for a few minutes.
  • Wipe the cleaner off.
  • Scrub away any remaining rust with the brush.
  • Repeat the process if necessary.
Remember that brake cleaner is toxic. Make sure to set a drip tray below the rotors and use personal protective equipment. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this, ask a repairman to do the job.
If you are cleaning the rotors yourself, you may also want to inspect your brakes for damage as part of your basic maintenance schedule.
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Answered on Aug 23, 2021
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