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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by sat1983, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. sat1983

    sat1983 Member

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    It could be perfectly normal but I was just wondering if any of you had any rust on the metal round part (excuse my ignorance) just behind the rear brake disks. If you could have a good look I'd appreciate it. My A3 isn't 2 years old yet.
     
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  3. SteveTDCi

    SteveTDCi Active Member

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    Get a picture up, if its part of the bodywork or structure i'd get it looked at, if its part of the suspension then I wouldn't worry.
     
  4. PNH80

    PNH80 Low life livin' the high life.

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    I've got 'rusty' patches visible inside the wheels just infront of the discs...So i suppose you'd call that the hub. Mine's an 07 so obviously nothing to do with age! Bit of an eyesore though.
     
  5. S3IZZO

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    The disk bell, and yes it's normal unfortunately...not a hard job to fix yourself though.
     
  6. mitch78

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  7. PNH80

    PNH80 Low life livin' the high life.

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    I haven't made any steps to get rid of it yet but when i do... whats the best method? Sand it off and wipe on some WD40 or similar? Obviously avoiding any contact with the discs!
     
  8. prt57

    prt57 Active Member

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    I mentioned this when I had my S3 serviced a couple of weeks ago and they know that people are unhappy with this.
    At my dealer (Stratford Audi) they will repaint the hubs for free.
    Why don't you give them a call and see what they use?

    prt
     
  9. PNH80

    PNH80 Low life livin' the high life.

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    But should the hubs really be painted at all? I could easily do my own with some hammerite / matt finish metal spray but i'd rather just treat the metal if possible.
     
  10. I'mRonBurgundy?

    I'mRonBurgundy? Lets make that kitten purr...

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    Smoothrite is what you need. Seen someone post on here who'd painted their hubs (and callipers).

    Will probably do mine in the summer.
     
  11. a3norwich

    a3norwich Not anymore - Back 2 BMW (shh)

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    Hammerite em! Did mine the day I got my car. Sad, but true. Been fine for 12 months!
     

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