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Old 08-05-2009, 07:36 PM   #1
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Brake Dust !!!!

Hey all,
I go for a 10 mile ride around the lake and the rims have a nice coating of brake dust, CHRIST!! I get tired of cleaning the rims every day only to find small scatches in the clear coat on the rims. What are people using to fend off this menace!!. Has anyone noticed that the clear coat on the rims is weak. I have a 2002 Silverado HD w/polished alluminum rims and the have held up great for all these years, Whats UP !
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:39 PM   #2
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Yeah our clearcoat sux...
You can get some Hawk pads...they last a lot longer and they will certainly reduce dust depending which brake compound you choose.

If you are interested, get in touch with me.
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:49 PM   #3
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I feel your pain....I hate the brake dust too. But, I can't let it become a hooptie!
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:42 PM   #4
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Freaking brake dust is an issue with these pads. I have 1500miles on the 2SS now and the brake dust just keeps on coming Has anyone with more miles on their machine noticed if it gets better after more miles?
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:44 PM   #5
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Nope...I have 3k miles, and it is still bad.
I am going to install the Hawk pads when I do a full brake upgrade this fall.

I carry them and I have installed on other high performance vehicles and they are WELL WORTH IT!!!
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:34 PM   #6
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I hear Hawk pads eat up the rotor quickly though? Is this true? Do you have to get a whole new brake system with rotors, etc to get the full effect?

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Old 08-05-2009, 10:54 PM   #7
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You just have to stay on them, use plenty of water clean them and keep them polished an that will help keep the brake dust down a little.

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Old 08-05-2009, 11:25 PM   #8
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I hear Hawk pads eat up the rotor quickly though? Is this true? Do you have to get a whole new brake system with rotors, etc to get the full effect?

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They will not eat rotors...if you are going with the racing compounds then I would say new rotors are a good idea. If you are just using their first level of pads, which are better than stock by far!!! then you will be fine, they will wear at least as long as stock pads, and will have less dust.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:54 PM   #9
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i recommend first washing the wheels with dawn and make sure there clean, then use meguiars clay bar kit and get all the spots of the wheels, then go over with meguiars scratchx 2.0, then use something like meguiars polish, and then a wax like meguiars nxt gen 2.0 tech wax. This should make them look super nice and wheel dust should come off easy as pie! iv never personally done all this (iv done clay bar and nxt gen 2.0) and dust comes off so much easier so imagine taking it a step further! i like to use meguiars gold class wheel cleaner to because i know cheaper wheel cleaners will slowly break down wax, IV SEEN IT!
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:37 PM   #10
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I agree that the dust makes me CRAZY. Even though I figured it would be more Snake Oil, I purchased the new ArmorAll wheel protectant...I'm shocked, it actually works. Instead of 2 miles and dirty, I find myself looking for dust...Covered the calipers with newspaper and sprayed the snot out of the wheels. Let it dry and presto, way less mess....I will buy more....AZ5G
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:53 PM   #11
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Get the Hawk Ceramic pads and put it to bed. I tried every trick in the book and the winner is the Ceramic pads. What I noticed is that they dust up but the dust is a much ligher color so the wheels look cleaner longer.
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:46 AM   #12
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No brake dust for me now that I have chrome wheels. I had to clean my SS polished wheels even after a short drive. Dust doesn't stick to chrome.
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:56 AM   #13
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I know how you feel about brake dust and my brother told me about Armor All Wheel Protectant and I watched a few videos on Youtube and I gave it a try and true to everything I have heard, it works like a Champ!

I would say that anyone having an issue with brake dust to give this product a try.


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Old 07-29-2010, 01:24 PM   #14
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also eagle one stay clean wheel protectant might work to, i have a bottle but really dont use it (got with purchase of wheel cleaner) and no point to use on the camaro and i wash the durango weekly so nothin really gets on the wheels but next time i do wash the durango i'll try it out and let you guys know!
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:00 PM   #15
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Use Wheel Wax, avaiable from Discount Tire. Or Griot's Paint Sealant, approved by BBS and The Tire Rack. Both work great to keep dust from staying.
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:15 AM   #16
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well washed/spray waxed the durango today and put on a bit of the wheel protectant, not much because last time it made the wheels look like. so i just sprayed a little on the actual rim and then a bit inside fo the rim.

But does anyone know if this stuff could be used on the underbody to keep from rusting/dirt? I'm thinking of spraying it on a few things that have got an bit rusty and want to make sure its safe before i do.
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Old 08-27-2010, 05:22 PM   #17
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sorry forgot to say my experience, i tried it an few more times and as long as you only lights spray the eagle one stuff lightly you can barely see it but if you spray it to thick it runs.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:45 PM   #18
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No brake dust for me now that I have chrome wheels. I had to clean my SS polished wheels even after a short drive. Dust doesn't stick to chrome.
Not true for me, I clean me wifes chorme rims and I'm cleaning dust for days....
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I know how you feel about brake dust and my brother told me about Armor All Wheel Protectant and I watched a few videos on Youtube and I gave it a try and true to everything I have heard, it works like a Champ!

I would say that anyone having an issue with brake dust to give this product a try.


I agree. This stuff works amazingly. I have gone for well over 2 weeks without brake dust.
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:34 PM   #22
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A lot of you are attacking this problem the wrong way. Instead of trying to figure out how to deal with the brake dust, why not address the problem? Your brake pads are creating the brake dust so get a better brake pad. Wagner Thremo-Quiet brake pads don't dust. Thus, you eliminate the problem and you don't have to come up with a way to deal with it.

Address the problem.
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:36 PM   #23
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A lot of you are attacking this problem the wrong way. Instead of trying to figure out how to deal with the brake dust, why not address the problem? Your brake pads are creating the brake dust so get a better brake pad. Wagner Thremo-Quiet brake pads don't dust. Thus, you eliminate the problem and you don't have to come up with a way to deal with it.

Address the problem.
I agree. I had the same issue and then I replaced my brake pads with Hawk Ceramic pads. My issue is non-existent now
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A lot of you are attacking this problem the wrong way. Instead of trying to figure out how to deal with the brake dust, why not address the problem? Your brake pads are creating the brake dust so get a better brake pad. Wagner Thremo-Quiet brake pads don't dust. Thus, you eliminate the problem and you don't have to come up with a way to deal with it.

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I use that AA Wheel protectant on my wifes 10 Rogue's wheel covers. It works good. It didn't work too well on my black rims though. It gave them a cloudy look.
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