My vehicle is sitting outside for a couple of months, more precisely, since around April 4th 2021 when I drove back from a safety inspection. Back then, the shop that inspected it required me the following in order to pass safety inspection:
- Rear: Both Rotors, Callipers and Breakpads.
- Front: Left Hub only.
- Battery, and other parts.
Where I live (Ontario) I am required to pass safety inspection in order to be able to drive my vehicle. And since my battery was also dead, I didn't even drove around the block.
Yesterday I came close to my vehicle and I could tell the front rotors were all rusted. I am about to start fixing it and changing all the parts myself. And, I have a feeling that I will need new front rotors as well, though two months ago the safety report said they were in good condition.
I will start working on it this next weekend. But, assuming all that rust is superficial, what would be the best way to procedure?
- Buff out the rotors if rust is superficial? If so, what is the proper way to do that?
- Order new rotors right now?
Thanks for your time.
Here are some pictures of the front left rotor.
The rust seem to be superficial, I already drove it to a friends garage, I will see tomorrow how is the state after breaking a few times. I will try to take all the rust out around it just to make it look nice to the garage shop guy that will be inspecting it.
I do have to change the bering hub for this wheel, give that was required on the last safety check I did. Part of me thinks that I should just change the whole thing as well. But, right now I don't want spend more money, unless this rust could be an issue for safety check.
Given those pictures, what do you guys think? Thanks a lot.