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Old 12-07-2003, 12:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I had my E46's rear brakes done before I accepted delivery. The guy put the old rotors in the trunk, I saw the new rotors and pads. The problem is I've only driven 100 miles and there's this yellow/orange shit caked on my rotors- it looks like perhaps the mechanic didn't remove the melanine off the rotors- It's only been 100 miles- is it too late, are they now shot? Should I try to let driving take care of it, or should I remove the rotors and sand / scrape them- what about the pads now?
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no- I just picked it up, just put the 100 miles on it- it's like an almost rustish colored stuff- the rotors look new everywhere else, but the surfaces look like this crap has collected and cooked on the rotors for that quick 100 mile period you know.. should I try to remove it? Does it pay to even try this? Will it eventually just kind of drive off of the rotors? I'm honestly a bit upset about this- usually rotors surfaces look nice and shiny because the pads are making corrected contact- clearly something looks wrong here, but the question is whether or not to actually do something to remove it, or, will it kind of rectify itself with time and driving....

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