I bought R1 rotors 2 months ago and I noticed today that the hubs are rusted already? Why is that? My OEM rotor have 50K miles on them and no rust? disappointed at this after all of that time putting on these rotors they are rusted already. Did I buy the cheap R1 rotors?
I have R1 rotors for two winters heading into 3rd and they aren't rusted but I got the premium ones that are coated.
As has been discussed a bunch rotors are basically a commodity with very few manufacturers the end seller does a coating or drills and slots them etc. I didn't bother with slots or holes counter productive to function.
I just dropped the ball on this one. I saw that my originals were not painted so i ASSumed that these would be the same. I most certainly would of bought the premium ones. Now i have to paint! This seems like it involves and of prep time, lenghty curing times and baking! I even spoke to the R1 guy on the phone and he didnt bring up this important point that i missed, not his fault.
Which paint can i just slop on? I dont want to remove everything and spray, how about paint in a can that i can use a brush, rustoleum? I dont care about fancy gloss, i just dont want to see rust. And i dont need the paint to last years, iam sure i will wind up buying new rotors next year.