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#1 Geno88

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 06:54 AM

Ok, guys I admit, I did this a few times, and unfortunately, it's become a must do clean up before I take my car out.

 

**************  Cleaning the rims from all the brake dust. ***************

 

Once the dust accumulates, and this happens quickly..............it's a must do for me. Can't stand to see dirty rims.

 

Someone told me Ceramic coat the rims...........is there any other way to prevent? Wax? Sealant? Who has battled this successfully? My car has 7K miles, all OEM brake parts and pads.

 

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 07:12 AM

You're not alone, Geno!

Because it hasn't rained here much lately, my car stays pretty clean for quite a while after I wash it - all except the rims. It doesn't look right to me to have a pristine body and dirty rims, so I probably wash the wheels twice as much as I wash the whole car.

Last time I washed them I put Turtle Wax Wax and Dry on them, and that helps quite a bit.

I like to wash them so frequently I'm thinking of trying Poor Boy's Wheel cleaner, which is supposed to be TRULY spray and rinse to get them clean. Then I'll wax

I think the only real solution is to go to a lower dust pad, like a Hawk or similar, but I'm not going to do that 'til I need pads.


 

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 01:35 PM

carbon brakes



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Posted 12 July 2019 - 04:59 PM

carbon brakes

 

Meaning Ceramic rotors?


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 05:00 PM

You're not alone, Geno!

Because it hasn't rained here much lately, my car stays pretty clean for quite a while after I wash it - all except the rims. It doesn't look right to me to have a pristine body and dirty rims, so I probably wash the wheels twice as much as I wash the whole car.

Last time I washed them I put Turtle Wax Wax and Dry on them, and that helps quite a bit.

I like to wash them so frequently I'm thinking of trying Poor Boy's Wheel cleaner, which is supposed to be TRULY spray and rinse to get them clean. Then I'll wax

I think the only real solution is to go to a lower dust pad, like a Hawk or similar, but I'm not going to do that 'til I need pads.

Thank you


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 12:42 PM

I had CQuartz Finest Reserve put on my car (and the wheels). Have ceramic coated the last 3 cars I have had. Helps a lot with clean up.
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Posted 13 July 2019 - 03:44 PM

ceramic coat rims...


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Posted 15 July 2019 - 09:05 AM

 

Meaning Ceramic rotors?

 

Ya I got a kit from Doug - they are great on brake dust - There is still "some" if you pushing the car hard but compared to stock - these rotors / pads have little dust. Everything is easier to clean



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Posted 15 July 2019 - 03:34 PM

ceramic coating on the rims is a novel idea, but the long term effect has not been determined yet. don't know what it's gonna eventually do with the paint and clear coat


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 07:33 PM

Ive heard a few times that ceramic brake pads will really help with this and work OK for street use. Ive been wanting to try this for the dust issue myself but Im not certain which pads to buy.

The carbon ceramic ZR1 rotor conversion would work too for significantly more $. I had these on my ZR1 and dust was never an issue, but the cost to replace the rotors was.

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 07:38 PM

Ceramic pads are a good option, a little less bite but the reduction in brake dust is significant Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 07:51 PM

Want to avoid brake dust?... the pedal on the left... don’t push it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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Posted 17 July 2019 - 02:16 PM

Want to avoid brake dust?... the pedal on the left... don’t push it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 01:40 PM

Want to avoid brake dust?... the pedal on the left... don’t push it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

 

come on doug, ever price the CF pieces on the Nismo if you don't use brakes??!! LOL


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 11:07 AM

I use chemical guys Wheel Guard. It is a synthetic wax that helps keep wheels and brake components cleaner longer.


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Posted 23 July 2019 - 12:32 PM

I use chemical guys Wheel Guard. It is a synthetic wax that helps keep wheels and brake components cleaner longer.

 

this seems to work for you?



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Posted 06 August 2019 - 02:02 PM

Ceramic coat the wheels is best bet but Adams makes some stuff that might help it a little look into h20 guard and gloss

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 10:38 PM

Endless brake pads will do the trick. Recently installed and have seen very little brake dust. OEM brake pads are a mess.

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 08:45 AM

Endless brake pads will do the trick. Recently installed and have seen very little brake dust. OEM brake pads are a mess.

 

have you used them in daily driving and in emergency stop situations? how does the stopping power compare to OEM?


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Posted 11 August 2019 - 06:56 PM

Im guessing you have black nismo wheels? Which is 10000x worse to deal with when it comes to brake dust and rotor rust right after a fresh wash



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