General CR-V rusty calipers..

Discussion in '4th Generation (2013-2017)' started by karlak, Monday 21st Sep, 2015.

  1. karlak Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    We are hopefully about to get our first CR-V and am looking at '13 plate age wise.. Will be my wife's car and for doing some holidays and towing.

    Was just curious if the CR-V does tend to get rusty brake calipers. I have seen a couple now and noticed this. Does ruin the look of the wheels, nothing a quick clean and some paint can't resolved I suppose.

    Great site for doing pre-purchase research by the way :Smile:

  2. 2.4 8thGen Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    United Kingdom Brett Bristol
    Welcome to the forum.
    Most cars will suffer surface rust on the calipers.Just give a good clean and a few coats of Hammerite will sort it.
  3. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Welcome to HK @karlak It's customary to Introduce Yourself so that we can get to know you.

    As @2.4 8thGen has said, all calipers will suffer from surface rust unless they are painted. Hammerite or caliper paint will do the job nicely.
    What's more important though, is regular maintenance. Paint won't stop them seizing, but TLC will.