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crewmeal
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Rusty brake drum casing

Post by crewmeal » Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:04 pm

Having had my QQ for a couple of weeks I notice the rear brake drum casings are rusty. The front disc brakes are not much better. I've also noticed this on other QQs as well. Anyone got ideas on how to deal with this effectively?
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silverdave
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Re: Rusty brake drum casing

Post by silverdave » Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:30 pm

Hi crewmeal. Did not thick the QQ used a drum brake, ??
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benchmark
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Re: Rusty brake drum casing

Post by benchmark » Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:54 pm

silverdave wrote:Hi crewmeal. Did not thick the QQ used a drum brake, ??
Mine is disks front and rear too :)
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DaveBerlin
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Re: Rusty brake drum casing

Post by DaveBerlin » Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:18 pm

Crewmeal, judging by your QQ Model I would think that you meant Discs and not Drums. If this is correct perhaps you will get some ideas if you look at these previous Posts - Dave ;)

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crewmeal
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Re: Rusty brake drum casing

Post by crewmeal » Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:28 pm

Model I would think that you meant Discs and not Drums.
No. I'm taking about the casing not the actual brakes themselves. The wheels are attached to the casing which houses the brakes. My QQ is a 2015 model.
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gvmdaddy
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Re: Rusty brake drum casing

Post by gvmdaddy » Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:50 pm

You mean the wheel hub assembly, not brake drum casing. QQ J11 uses all round disc brakes, not drums.


Glenn1961
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Re: Rusty brake drum casing

Post by Glenn1961 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:50 am

Majority of vehicles are the same I've taken wheels off and painted the wheel hubs black before now but can't be bothered nowadays


crewmeal
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Re: Rusty brake drum casing

Post by crewmeal » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:01 am

Yes the wheel hub assembly where the wheels are attached. For such a brilliant car it seems a shame to have 2 rusty hubs.
Sorry my technical knowledge goes back to the days of minivans and tinkering with carbs :-)
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daddydoug
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Re: Rusty brake drum casing

Post by daddydoug » Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:18 pm

Hi

I have painted my rear hub covers with Hammerite in Black, and have also painted both front and rear brake calipers in Silver. The huge advantage with Hammerite is that you don't have to remove all the rust deposits before painting, just give them a quick going over with a wire brush. It will last forever and the calipers come up like new when I clean the car.

You could always paint your calipers in a different colour. On my previous Astra I painted the calipers red and they looked really good the four years that I owned the car.

It does seem that the QQ's rear hub cover goes a nasty shade of rust pretty quickly, but as I say a couple of coats of Hammerite and it will look great. Doesn't take long to dry, so you can soon get a couple of coats on.

Cheers

Doug
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crewmeal
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Re: Rusty brake drum casing

Post by crewmeal » Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:12 pm

Thanks Doug I'll give it a try.
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