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Best way to clean brake rotors?

Again, I live at the beach, so these parts tend to get a little rust on them very easily. Is there a simple way to clean the rust off and possibly prevent it in the future?
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Have to say it's normal for the rotors to rust a bit after left a while.

Once on the move, easiest would to gently apply the brakes to get the rust dust off.
Blasting with compress air would clean the pads quick.

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My '72 Norton had one of the first disc brakes and they were terrible. The rotor was made of cast iron and they would rust practically overnight. Never a deep rust but not too nice to look at, they were however at their most effective when they were rusty! It took a few applications of the brake top polish them up and they never worked as well after that. Rumour has it that the racers would wet the disc after a race to encourage it to rust over before the next days race!
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