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Old 03-29-2008, 06:33 PM
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Rust on Brake Callipers

Has anyone else experienced this? My car is 3000 miles/3months old and does! Never seen rusty callipers on any of my previous BMW's.
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:31 PM
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Has anyone else experienced this? My car is 3000 miles/3months old and does! Never seen rusty callipers on any of my previous BMW's.
Yes, that's why I am going to paint them. Even the anti rattle clips are rusting and they're aluminum!
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Old 03-29-2008, 11:47 PM
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someone pls post pics of an X5 with painted calipers...

sounds like a great idea!!
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thinking of painting them red
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oh goodie the fake "brembo" look

If you must paint them, IMO, paint them black. If you can pull the caliper entirely off the car, put a cleaner on it and steel wool off as much rust as possible first
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You may want to try Bavarian Autosport part # TAP003 - Caliper covers - come in three colors and apparently stick over the calipers. It does not specify if they fit X5's. They look like they would last alot longer than paint.....easier too.
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I would paint them with high temp silver brake/engine primer and then high temp silver brake/engine paint...if you want to add color buy a big brake kit that will not only improve the look but the stopping power as well.
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I think the break dust contains iron and that can get on other parts and show corrosion. i've seen particle/ spot corrosions even on the running boards (they are aluminum of course). brake dust is my guess
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I think the break dust contains iron and that can get on other parts and show corrosion. i've seen particle/ spot corrosions even on the running boards (they are aluminum of course). brake dust is my guess
I agree, unless you live near a rail yard
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