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Old 09-25-2012, 10:49 PM   #11
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surface rust yeah. don't worry about it.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:41 PM   #12
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Not that hard to remove them and ziploc bag them ...
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:14 AM   #13
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Wow, a lot more response than I thought I was gonna get. Lol
Thanks guys. I just wasn't sure if 5 months of surface rust would ruin my rotors. Looks like am gonna leave them alone.

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Old 09-26-2012, 02:47 PM   #14
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If the car is parked in a garage I wouldn't worry about it. If outdoors (exposed) and to keep your conscience feeling a little better, I guess you could just cover the tires by slitting some heavy duty (leaf and outdoor debris) garbage bags (and maybe a little duct tape or bungee cords to hold the bag in place).
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:45 PM   #15
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Suggestions of spraying paint, latex or oil on a braking surface..... Holy God help us all. This is why private people shouldn't be allowed to work on certain systems...like brakes!

I don't care how many times you've gotten away with it. I've gotten away with stupid shit too but that doesn't mean it wasn't stupid dangerous shit. Brakes work by friction. Any foreign material reduces this friction. You share the road with other people. Mmmkay?
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Suggestions of spraying paint, latex or oil on a braking surface..... Holy God help us all. This is why private people shouldn't be allowed to work on certain systems...like brakes!

I don't care how many times you've gotten away with it. I've gotten away with stupid shit too but that doesn't mean it wasn't stupid dangerous shit. Brakes work by friction. Any foreign material reduces this friction. You share the road with other people. Mmmkay?
car isnt going to be driven , you make no sense. fail
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Just because its going to sit for a few months doesnt mean spraying oil on the damn brakes is wise. But I'm just a college automotive instructor what the hell do I know?
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Suggestions of spraying paint, latex or oil on a braking surface..... Holy God help us all. This is why private people shouldn't be allowed to work on certain systems...like brakes!

I don't care how many times you've gotten away with it. I've gotten away with stupid shit too but that doesn't mean it wasn't stupid dangerous shit. Brakes work by friction. Any foreign material reduces this friction. You share the road with other people. Mmmkay?
I totally and 100% agree with you.

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But the car will be driven it's pulled out of storage and he makes perfect sense on what he is saying. Can't get a any simpler than this. Really don't put anything on them, it's just bad bad bad IMO. If your really concerned just google car "what should you do to store a car" and where ever you look I'm certain it won't say anything about putting stuff on the brakes. If you find something that does then please post it here.
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Do what Dealers do................. absolutely NOTHING.

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Do what Dealers do................. absolutely NOTHING.

That's a great point I never thought about.

Thanks for all of the input guys. I'm am just gonna leave them how they are this winter.

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