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Anyone tried this stuff? It seems to be getting some pretty good reviews...


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I use it. I'm not sure if it really does anything, but since I spent the money I like to think that it does.

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Really -- your front wheels still get black just as fast? I've heard a couple others say it helps a lot, although one had just bought it a few days prior.

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At first I thought it helped. Maybe something changes? All I know is my rims are damn near impossible to really clean now. The dust comes off easier, but it's like there's a film baked on the rims. I still use the crap, but once I really clean my rims, I'm just going to put some Klasse on them.

But yes, they get black just as fast as before (i.e. one trip to the store and back)
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From way back I got to like semi metallic pads, even though the rims seem to get even darker. I heard ceramics have a similar response with less dust. Any truth to that?
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From what I have been told, the SLR has ceramic rotors, but I do not know the composition of the pads. My guess is that the majority of the brake dust is due to the disintegration of pads, regardless of what they are made of.

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Mixed reviews, and I read some good detailer sites. I think the key is to keep your wheels polished, just like your car's body paint, and the dust will seem to be less because it rinses off w/ a light rain or a strong wind. But the amount of dust is the same, it's just easier to get off and keep off if you have polished wheels.

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Low dust brake pads help, Kleen Wheels work well (but don't look too good on some of the newer rims), and waxing the wheels works well, as Jayhawk pointed out. This Michelin stuff is supposed to provide the "wax" effect with a lot less work.

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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.

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Low dust brake pads help, Kleen Wheels work well (but don't look too good on some of the newer rims), and waxing the wheels works well, as Jayhawk pointed out. This Michelin stuff is supposed to provide the "wax" effect with a lot less work.
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...

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