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Originally Posted by Benzolady
That is nice to know, I'm always complaining about how fast I get brake dust. I can't even wash my car, drive down the street and still have clean rims when I get there.
I used to think that if I just used my breaks less I would see less brake dust, but what I didn't realize is that the dust collects on the large inner area of the wheels, the part you can't see, and just driving down the road causes the stuff to flake/blow off and collect on the front of the wheels. The stuff is impossible to get away from, even w/ ceramic brakes, and the best we can hope for is to keep the wheels polished and a little bit easier to clean.

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I have read many bad things about Kleen Wheels. Apparently they not only look bad w/ today's open wheel designs, they actually cause brakes to overheat, warp, and wear out much prematurly. So I would stay from those...
I don't believe that. Kleen Wheels are vented to help disperse heat, and even if they do hold enough heat in to reduce brake pad/rotor life by 10 - 20%, you're still way ahead of the game.

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