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Old 05-09-2013, 09:18 AM   #1
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Baked in brake dust

Just looking for some feedback but I have some baked in brake dust on one of my rims. I've tried washing as well as Meguiars "Gold Class" Wheel cleaner that I had in my garage. Since these rims are clear coated I don't want to use anything too abrasive. Next thing I am thinking of trying is either some polish or clay bar. Any thoughts?

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Old 05-09-2013, 09:57 AM   #2
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Our new Deep Wheel Cleaner will dissolve that stuff like it's nobody's business!

It's made to specifically target iron-based contamination like brake dust.

It's safe for all wheel finishes, provided you follow the two golden rules:

-Never use it on a hot wheel
-Never allow it to dry on the wheel surface
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:20 AM   #3
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Our new Deep Wheel Cleaner will dissolve that stuff like it's nobody's business!

It's made to specifically target iron-based contamination like brake dust.

It's safe for all wheel finishes, provided you follow the two golden rules:

-Never use it on a hot wheel
-Never allow it to dry on the wheel surface
Awesome. I'll have to try it. Is it really that different from the one I used?
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:36 AM   #4
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Iron-x. It's a miracle in a bottle.. can be used on paint too!!!one of the beat products u can get.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:42 AM   #5
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Our new Deep Wheel Cleaner will dissolve that stuff like it's nobody's business!

It's made to specifically target iron-based contamination like brake dust.

It's safe for all wheel finishes, provided you follow the two golden rules:

-Never use it on a hot wheel
-Never allow it to dry on the wheel surface
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Iron-x. It's a miracle in a bottle.. can be used on paint too!!!one of the beat products u can get.
Yeah, it's awesome. I believe that the active ingredient in Iron-X, Adam's DWC, Sonax Full Effect are all very similar. They perform the same function. Any of those should take care of your problem, OP. And yes, they are a lot different than what you used. They specifically target and dissolve metallic brake dust. They even change colors as they work so you can see it working, pretty cool.

Clay probably would work, too.
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One of the main reasons I started coming to this part of the forum was for answers to this question.... I can't seem to get rid of the baked in brake dust... Sonax did not work and the clay bar only did a little dent.. The car only has 4200 miles on it. I was going ot put some sealant down but wanted to get them clean first... Is the Adams line any different for Sonax... Because i don't wanna waste cash on it if so...?? Should I just try iron-x first?
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:02 PM   #8
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This is what I use when I need a deep clean, works great.

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Old 05-09-2013, 01:15 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone. I am going to try the deep wheel cleaner suggested by Nick. I'll let you know how it works out. I have to think this is a pretty typical situation so I am hoping for the best here.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:28 PM   #10
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The auto correct (I hope) typos here are bustin me up! One of the beat things...need a beep clean. Sometimes it's the little things that make a day. And I gotta get me something, Forgestar CF5's collect the crap like a friggin magnet. And good luck with that ZL1 man.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:30 PM   #11
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I third, recommend what nick said...can't wait to use it on my dads Zo6 rims....THOSE ARE A PITA TO CLEAN lol
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One of the main reasons I started coming to this part of the forum was for answers to this question.... I can't seem to get rid of the baked in brake dust... Sonax did not work and the clay bar only did a little dent.. The car only has 4200 miles on it. I was going ot put some sealant down but wanted to get them clean first... Is the Adams line any different for Sonax... Because i don't wanna waste cash on it if so...?? Should I just try iron-x first?
There's no "wasting cash" with any of our products. We offer the 110% money back guarantee, you if you ever try something and aren't happy with it, we'll take it back plus kick you some extra money for your hassle.

Here's a head-to-head review for your reading pleasure:

http://ls1tech.com/forums/appearance...-5-4-13-a.html
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Thanks Nick... I'm going to wait for my mystery box and get a list going for my next order..
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Just looking for some feedback but I have some baked in brake dust on one of my rims. I've tried washing as well as Meguiars "Gold Class" Wheel cleaner that I had in my garage. Since these rims are clear coated I don't want to use anything too abrasive. Next thing I am thinking of trying is either some polish or clay bar. Any thoughts?


I will recomend Adams deep wheel cleaner it works. you will also want a set of wheel woollies and a lug brush to agitate the cleaner as well as one of their small wash pads. I use the small pad with just some car wash soap to get behind the spokes and do some fine detailing after I have used the deep wheel cleaner and woolies and lug brush.

The brembos on the Z are fantastic but they dust like a mother f_ _ _ er......
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I will recomend Adams deep wheel cleaner it works. you will also want a set of wheel woollies and a lug brush to agitate the cleaner as well as one of their small wash pads. I use the small pad with just some car wash soap to get behind the spokes and do some fine detailing after I have used the deep wheel cleaner and woolies and lug brush.

The brembos on the Z are fantastic but they dust like a mother f_ _ _ er......
Haha. Definitely. Thanks for the input.
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This is what I use when I need a deep clean, works great.

This is acid!
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Acid works too lol.

I have the same product and use it only when utmost necessary and it works great. But do not use on machined or chrome wheels......

Plus you dilute that gallon 4:1 so basically 4 gallons of wheel cleaner for 20 bucks.
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This is acid!
Been using this for nearly 2 years without issue. Like I mentioned I only use this when I need a deep clean.


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Yeah it's fine to use just make sure you have the appropriate gear.

Hydrofluoric acid is the active ingredient (in the form of ammonium bifluoride) and that stuff can and will eat through skin.

When I use it, I wear a surgical mask, gloves, long sleeve shirt, pants, and shoes.

You don't want that touching you or inhaling it.
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I use that ish with no mask.........
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Yeah it's fine to use just make sure you have the appropriate gear.

Hydrofluoric acid is the active ingredient (in the form of ammonium bifluoride) and that stuff can and will eat through skin.

When I use it, I wear a surgical mask, gloves, long sleeve shirt, pants, and shoes.

You don't want that touching you or inhaling it.
Do not use acid on clear coated rims... the clear will end up flaking off. Acid is for chrome or bare metal rims.
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It says on the bottle that it is safe for clear coat rims lol........
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Do not use acid on clear coated rims... the clear will end up flaking off.
Like any wheel cleaner it's 100% safe for clear coat rims if used as directed.

As mentioned I have been using this for 2 years (on my clear coated rims) without issue.


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