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Brake dust

Just got my first mercedes, a 2004 CLK500 convertible, and have been cleaning the front wheels every week due to tons of brake dust! I don't think I brake unusually often or hard. I don't like the look of brake dust shields and am thinking about changing my brake pads. Does anyone have any experience with the various brake pads that are supposed to produce less dust? Do they brake as well and do they squeal?

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RE: Brake dust

Trash the pads you have and see if you can find Raybestos pads. I think they have changed the name since I ordered my last set but ask for the BEST pad Raybestos makes. I installed Raybestos pads on my ML430 and the dusting is gone! It was OEM's I took off.
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RE: Brake dust

Use the search function for brake dust. It's a constant issue but guys have found some aftermarket pads that cut it down significantly. There's also a product called Wheel Wax that helps make cleaning off brake dust easier.
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RE: Brake dust

I think you are going experience brake dust w/ any brake pads. You could spend a lot of time and money and still have to dust the wheels, so I recommend that you just put a good coat of wax on them and get used to cleaning them regularly. I found that a feather-duster or other types of household dusters do a good job for a while, and that eventually we all have to spray and/or wash them. Get used to it.
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RE: Brake dust

Porterfield pads almost dustless

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RE: Brake dust

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Porterfield pads almost dustless
I've got them on both cars. Not completely dustless but leaps and bounds better than OEM. Plus they last long and they're easy on the rotors.
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RE: Brake dust

Welcome to the forum, Joseph.

I can chime in the same about Axxis Ultimates, low dust, excellent performance whether cold or hot.

These are a DIY item, too, pretty simple if you're used to doing brakes on other cars.

Enjoy the new ride!
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