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I recently found this forum and it's been a great source of information on my RRS. I have a RRS SC 2008 and want to see what I can do to improve its look. I freely admit I am a complete novice when it comes to auto repair / parts / knowledge, but am fairly handy.

I want to start with the wheels. Behind the wheel is a white "crown" that is very rusted. You can see the LR wheel in the attached pic. I don't know if this is part of the rotor or a separate component. The car only has 31k on it and does not need new brakes or rotors (per my last service). If this is not part of the rotor, I assume it can be replaced or repainted? If it is the rotor I can refer to the many posts that talk about replacing the rotors.

Thanks for the help!
Dave
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Sorry to see it, but I know how you feel, it's eye sore!!
My 2011 SC started doing it also, so I was going to have them anodized in black, and yes it is part of the rotors.

I was going to have them done a week ago, but I traded it in for 13 ATB. If this one does it also, I will have them anodized.
Hope this helps. Nice wheels btw! I've always loved them :)
 

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A light sanding and high temp paint does wonders. Matte or flat finish black will make that area pretty much disappear visually.
 

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Was you RR ever submerged in sea water. That rust does not look like normal ware, especially at 31,000 miles. My 08 has 70,000 on it and the rotors never looked like that at any point in there life. In fact, the more I look at your picture the more suspect it looks.
 

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I don't know what the deal is with this. We actually bought our 13 Sport brand new with rust spots on the rotors. I agree, it is not pretty to look at.
 

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Are those OE rotors? I have found the OE rotors resist rusting the best. They still rust but not as bad as some of the others.

If your EPB was dragging at any point (and you should be cycling that every month at least) you will get some heavy rusting on the rotors from heat buildup.
 
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