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Sanding brake discs ***resolved***

Hi all,

I went for the yearly technical check (like the UK MOT) in the country where I live (Austria) at the weekend. The test took place at a branch of Austria's national car club (like the AA) where they are generally overprecise when it comes to the MOT, but give you an objective opinion because they don't do repairs themselves and so don't try to rip you off. That's the theory anyway.

Anyway, one of the several problems with the car was "excessive corrosion" of a front brake disc, supposedly because the car had been left standing too long during the winter.

According to the examiner, I don't need to replace the whole brake disc, just take it off and sand it down till the rust is gone. Presumably there is some pitting.

- Has anyone ever heard of this practice before?

- Would you pass the MOT in the UK or the equivalent in any other country after sanding away the rust?

- Can't I just do a few emergency stops instead of sanding down the brake disc?

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1999 Scenic Mk I Phase I 1.4 16v

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