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Old 04-14-2005, 11:30 AM   #1
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Default Rust on wheel hub?

Just noticed that the real wheel hubs on my 04 Turbo are starting to rust through the coating (paint? Powder Coating?) between the rotors and the wheel bolts/studs. I'm not even sure what the purpose of this "area" is... Since I have aftermarket wheels the rust is more visible. I'm very surprised because the coating looks intact and thick. Anybody else have this? What's the best way to resolve? I'm thinking of rust converter, then high temp silver paint.

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Old 04-14-2005, 02:11 PM   #2
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hey john, I was noticing the same thing on my rear housings. I hope to get a few hours on a nice weekend afternoon to sand them down, put a rust coverter style primer and then put a coat of rust o'leum or similar paint. I did this on my '83 VW pickup and did not have any issues afterwards.

The biggest thing is to get the prep right. Once that is done we shouldn't see rust on the surfaces not touched by the wheels.

I did a valve cover on my VW with a gunmetal grey type of color and I may use something similar for the rear housing, a clean look but not too bling bling or standout colorful. On a side note, I had the exhaust manifold, ceramachromed (sp?), almost a chrome finish, I'd like to do some of exhaust bits on the Baja.


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Old 04-14-2005, 02:20 PM   #3
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Do you know of any rust converters that are spray-on? It'd be easier to get a smooth finish with a spray converter...The usual stuff (tube, can or bottle) works well but leaves "brush marks" etc.

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Old 04-14-2005, 03:51 PM   #4
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Are you talking about the rear brake rotor rusting on the inner part? The reason that wide area is exposed is becase it is the brake drum for the parking brake. Ive typically just blasted this area (after it has started to rust) and painted with high temp black paint. Need the high temp stuff cause the brakes get pretty warm.

Or I could have completly misunderstood the part you were talking about...
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Old 04-14-2005, 04:18 PM   #5
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I've got a spray can of rust coverter, sprays on clear dries black. Swing by you local PepBoys/Autozone and in their paint section should be the rust converter cans -- HomeDepot may also have something in with their spray paint.

Hawk - I was referring to the inner part; not sure if it would be considered the hub but yeah the center area.
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Old 04-14-2005, 04:58 PM   #6
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I got the same problem YOU ARENT ALONE! When you find a fix, post a pic, maybe make an article on how you did it because I need to do it too

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The picture above, yeah, I have that too! How to get rid of it is the question.
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Old 04-14-2005, 06:53 PM   #8
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Yeah, the brake rotor, thats what i was thinking... As I said, I just mask off the contact area that the pad touches. Then I blast the rust off, clean and paint with a few costs of high temp paint, and let it cure, it normally lasts me awhile. THen when im changing pads I usually take them off and redo it (If the rotors dont need replacing by then).
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Old 04-14-2005, 10:59 PM   #9
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I did a valve cover on my VW with a gunmetal grey type of color and I may use something similar for the rear housing, a clean look but not too bling bling or standout colorful. On a side note, I had the exhaust manifold, ceramachromed (sp?), almost a chrome finish, I'd like to do some of exhaust bits on the Baja.

Nice 16V mine is red, did that come out of a Passat? I seen an 02A tranny
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Old 04-14-2005, 11:10 PM   #10
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scirocco 16v donor: 1.8head, euro cam, 2.0L bottom from '91 GLI, 3.94 gearbox with a .75 5th gear - ~130whp. more info and picts
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Old 04-14-2005, 11:35 PM   #11
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I have a 92 Passat with dual exhaust cams (more lift and duration than euro) UR Pullies modified TB, K&N panel with mod box, TT chip and catless catback, 02J Tranny with 4.25 FD, and other stuff..... And she still slow.... LOL but waith for that 2.1 T 16V comming LOL...


Love the Caddy, what happened to it anyways?
PS I also like those hot mommas on the back of it LOL.....

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