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The rust on the grooved inner bit of the disc (as in your last pic) is permanent unfortunately. 

 

Rust on the hubs (as evident on your first two pics) is unfortunately all too common. The scourge of the 7/7.5R. And often apparent from very early even on brand new cars.  It’s permanent and the solution is to either paint the hubs with hi-temp paint (Hammerite etc), or upgrade to new discs etc.  Lots of info on the forum on both options.  

 

Rust appearing on the surface of discs is often simply a result of rain (usually overnight) or residual water after washing, and thin layer of rust forms as the water dries, as soon as you use the brakes the surface rust will disappear.  

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This is one of the less enjoyable aspects of R ownership which you are encountering very early.    Unsightly I agree. Think we all do.  And I’d bet your muttering about not expecting such things on a car you’ve just paid a Big lump for. Solutions suggested already by earlier Owners. 

Turning circle irks some owners.  Tyre noise on some roads too.   But don’t let these little things get out of sync. With the things the car does brilliantly, which you’ll be discovering in the forthcoming days and weeks!

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7 hours ago, NRW said:

This is one of the less enjoyable aspects of R ownership which you are encountering very early.    Unsightly I agree. Think we all do.  And I’d bet your muttering about not expecting such things on a car you’ve just paid a Big lump for. Solutions suggested already by earlier Owners. 

Turning circle irks some owners.  Tyre noise on some roads too.   But don’t let these little things get out of sync. With the things the car does brilliantly, which you’ll be discovering in the forthcoming days and weeks!


oh i agree yeah, i mean it's a minor issue which can be rectified, even if they didn't rust i would be painting mine to look better for when it's ready for me to show. It's more of a frustration on when detailing the car for hours, but i tend to now jump in car after, roll forward and back a few times to help. 

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5 hours ago, Laths said:

Did mine 3 years ago , still holding up well.

 

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Apologise for hi jacking Tammy here.

Thanks, they look great  and wearing well, should be like this from the factory, imo.   May I ask John, what you used, Satin or Matt, Hammerite  or something else.  I’ve copied image and stored away safely so when life/ time  I’ll get mine done, maybe using my local VAG Independent Specialist rather than main VW dealer. (I’d have a go myself if I could, but even then I’d lack the confidence to do a good job!)

Family & friends will shake their heads - Other R owners on here will understand the “lift” this will give every time I see my car. You too John. 

Cheers. 

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44 minutes ago, NRW said:

Apologise for hi jacking Tammy here.

Thanks, they look great  and wearing well, should be like this from the factory, imo.   May I ask John, what you used, Satin or Matt, Hammerite  or something else.  I’ve copied image and stored away safely so when life/ time  I’ll get mine done, maybe using my local VAG Independent Specialist rather than main VW dealer. (I’d have a go myself if I could, but even then I’d lack the confidence to do a good job!)

Family & friends will shake their heads - Other R owners on here will understand the “lift” this will give every time I see my car. You too John. 

Cheers. 

 

Tin of this I used , around 3 to 4 coats, it’s only minutes between each coat . 

Halfords do it and it’s a simple job really, get a drill , wire off the old rust paint, clean with solvent wipes, mask up the callipers and any bits that may get overspray. Do in a garage if possible, if outside not on a windy day 👍 

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