Kent, that may look like that again already. All my past cars had that, this one too. It comes back unless you paint the exposed steel.Ron: Your hub looked about the same as mine, rust-wise. Clearly our girls sat out which kinda pisses me off. Damn glad the tires were OK.
Well would you look at that, the first use of the sparingly few extras you have, lol.I had a feeling that would be the case, Jaime and living in South Texas, you KNOW rust is just around the bend in this constantly high humididity. :-)
I did hit the area hard with a drill-powered wire brush, Jaime then gave it a coat of primer. But, I haven't had the rears off yet so will have to do those from scratch.
On a totally different subject...
My rock guards didn't wind up being perfectly flush against the splitter and I'm still getting occasional rocks. Obviously, I didn't hold it in place well enough when marking for the top mount.
I'm gonna try a heat gun to see if I can warp them enough to be flush then hit 'em with some ice water. If that doesn't work, I'll have to re-do both top mounts.
It's always somethin' around here.
Thank you for the tip! Will give me something to do during my home quarantine...The hubs corrode badly, quickly. On delivery day mine were already on their way. They get really bad on the backside where you can't see. I also hit areas you can see in Ron's photos such as the front suspension rubber bushing shells and the underside of the tie rod and ball joint ends. I use cheap, small brushes from Home Depot in conjunction with POR-15's "MetalPrep."
I then spray WD40 onto a rag and rub it all over the same area.
Ron, looking at that closeup of your oil separator I can see what looks like the same oxidation issue I had on the valve covers, front accessory brackets, etc. You might want to take a close look at it now as it spreads like cancer into areas you can't get at. Aluminum mag wheel polish works well on those areas. I used it on my rotor hats too.
Pretty sad that I had to hand polish portions of my brake rotors on a brand new car.