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Brake Dust

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Anyone have any new input on what to use to clean the brake dust off of rims? Elbow grease does it, but I'm running out of elbows. What about those spray on then rinse off cleaners? Can they produce a detrimental effect?

Any input would be appreciated, and as always thanks in advance.

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Spray on wheel cleaners such as Eagle One or Autoglym wheel cleaner agitated with a wheel cleaning brush works great. After cleaning a car wax polish should help from stopping the brake dust from settling on the wheels.

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I like and use Mother's Foaming Wheel/Tire cleaner. Just spray on let it sit for about a minute, take brush or spounge scrubbing the wheel and rinse. For tough spots, also use a wheel type specific polish.
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California Dusters has a nice microfiber wheel brush for between washes.
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The wheel cleaners are acids, that will destroy your finish on long run. I did post picture what they did to the inside of the rim when PO used them.
You will find lot of topics on the subject when you do the search. The best solution on long run is buy Akebono pads. I did it a year ago on front. Now my front with Akebono pads generate way less dust, than rear with OEM, what is Mintex I think.
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Get ceramic brake pads there like 90 at local store I got them with lifetime guarantee so free pads for me
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I just started using " Brown Royal Wheel Cleaner " and it is AWESOME ... I saw multiple videos on youtube vs "Sonax wheel cleaner" and you really cant go wrong and I have a 2008 E350 Sport so my rims have alot of spokes which is a pain but thie " Brown Royal " cleaned it right up. To protect the rim after you clean I'm going to try " Armor All Wheel Protectant" which also has videos on YOUTUBE
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Ditto to Kajtek1 about the acid containing cleaners. I have the 11 spoke W210 wheels and they are a pain. I use the same soap I used on the car with a stiff wheel/tire brush. For any dust remaining I wipe off with the wet paper towels I used to dry off inside the doors or windows. Unless you really let dust build up it comes off easily.

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After cleaning the wheels, use the wheel protectants (Armorall or Eagle One).
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The wheels stayed "clean" for at least 2-3 weeks. I found Eagle One brand worked a little better.
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The "Brown Royal Wheel Cleaner" is a " non - acid " wheel cleaner and it cleans tires at the same time
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