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anyone know what they use? years and years of caked on brake dust are gone!!! i tried acetone a while back, but it was so time consuming.
 

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anyone know what they use? years and years of caked on brake dust are gone!!! i tried acetone a while back, but it was so time consuming.
It's just so time consuming to maintain your car isn't it! ;) Please tell me that you didn't really put acetone on your wheels? You need to make regular trips to your local detailer or go pick up some all wheel cleaner at local auto parts store. They should be cleaned at least once a week.
 

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if you treat your wheels like paint work on rest of the car(wash them and wax them) the dust wont stick almost at all (if waxed properly) also DO not use solvents its realy bad for the clear coat (unless you have chromed wheels or something)
 

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I've always found wax to be the best thing to make brake dust stick.
 

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it's my mom's car, and um... i was at wits end buying all these so called "cleaners" to remove caked on brake dust that didn't do jack. hours and hours of scrubing didn't do anything. so.... i had a canister of acetone laying around :D work well, but i didn't feel good about doing it, so i stopped. she didn't have any clearcoat on it.
 
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