First, I was horrified to find out that, without asking me, the IDIOT had drilled into the frame of my car! As well as drilling a hole into my trusty carbon fiber Garage Defend GT Cooling Panel that I had installed over 10 years ago!
I simply don't know why he couldn't have used an existing hole elsewhere to install the hood/bonnet switch for the alarm. Or used the location where the previous shop had installed the switch, hidden away towards the rear. Maybe I will have to relocate itself myself later, as the wiring for the switch is easily accessible. Easy for any competent thief to quickly find and cut. UNBELIEVABLE. COMPLETE INCOMPETENCE.
Well, this gives me an excuse to buy a new Cooling Panel...more money needlessly wasted...not sure what to do with the hole in the car though.
Second, after picking up my car I had noticed that the rear rotors seemed to have more rust on them than usual. After washing my car, sure some rust always quickly appears on the rotors, but they come off after a quick spin. This was different. The rust was on the rotor hat, not the rotors themselves. The fronts don't have this problem, as the hats appear to be alloy and not painted steel.
|that looks... HORRIBLE...|
|I removed the wheel and found this.|
So, a few weekends ago in September when it wasn't raining here in Japan I jacked up the back of the car and got to work.
|About to attack the rust with a wire brush|
|A few minutes later, the ugly rust was pretty much all gone|
I tried some anti-rust gel, but that would wear off and then the rust might start up again. Plus, you could still see it. Luckily I still had some Rust-O-Leum paint left over from a project I did and featured here as well as on Speedhunters.
|Looks so much better, even though not carefully done|
I admit, because I will need to replace it anyway I didn't bother taping newspaper and doing the spray painting properly. Hence the overspray.
|With the wheel back on, no rust that draws your eye|
Anyway, I hope this is the last of the surprises from WORX, but I suspect it's not. Apologies to my readers, I don't mean to beat a dead horse but... my God this guy is bad.
So, I might as well ask - what rotors should I get? To keep costs low I think I want to stick with OEM rotor hats so whatever works with those. Can anyone introduce me to a place that can offer the rotors such as AP Racing or Alcon without a huge markup?