Technical Rusting Rear Brakes

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Technical Rusting Rear Brakes

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My rear brakes rust very frequently. I think I've asked this before (I can't find it by searching though), but is this a common problem, and can it be fixed?

I've read an FAQ about the linkages seizing, but I don't think this is the same problem. To get rid of the problem I usually drive with my left foot on the brake pedal for a while. I don't know whether the problem is the drums, linings, or both.

The linings had about 4mm left in the Summer IIRC, so I would be looking at replacing these this Summer anyway. Are there any which special ones that I can get which don't rust, or should they never rust anyway? When I replace them I don't want to find that I still have the problem. My car has been doing it ever since I got it, but I think it's a little worse now. It's generally only when I wash it, but sometimes when it rains.
 

rallycinq

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The rust forms on the drum inner face and is usually cleared within the first few applications of the brake. It is nothing to worry about.

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Ah, thanks. I wasn't really worried about it, but it's a bit annoying at times. It quite often takes maybe a mile to clear it depending on how much I brake.
 
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