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Old 05-29-2010, 11:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just wondering what the general consensus is out there regarding the covers you mount between the wheel and rotor. Do they work as advertised? Any negative effects on the brakes? Worth the price? I may choose to do it for the front wheels only.

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Old 05-30-2010, 04:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you search the forum you'll find many threads on this topic. There are a lot of opinions, both pro and con. I have purchsed a set but have yet to install them. I've been having some success using Armor All whell protectant. The rims stay a bit cleaner between cleanings and are much easier to clean. Also, a good coat of wax on the rims seems to help.
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switching to low dust pads is the best long term solution
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My wife keeps the wheels turning and you can't see the dust. 98000 and still climbing.
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Not an opinion but a fact: Mercedes expressly prohibits use of these things.
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Ok, thanks for your comments. I will try the cleaner + polish and see how it works.
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Not an opinion but a fact: Mercedes expressly prohibits use of these things.
Can anyone quote a source on that? here is a snippet from SilverStar Outfitters on the shields:

"Kleen Wheels Dust Shields fit inside rims and prevent brake dust from accumulating on wheels. Vents in the high-strength aluminum alloy discs direct cooling air across brakes. Easy to install. Will not affect Mercedes-Benz new car warranties."

I'd be surprised if they'd post that if it were expressly forbidden
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