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Old 02-27-2013, 11:29 AM   #1
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Brake dust prevention?

Does anyone have any tips for keeping break dust off of your wheels? I have the stock chrome wheels on my 2004 mustang gt and the break dust is so bad Im considering buying black wheels instead. I even got my break pads changed and was told that the new pads
caused little break dust but that's obviously not the case.
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Does anyone have any tips for keeping break dust off of your wheels? I have the stock chrome wheels on my 2004 mustang gt and the break dust is so bad Im considering buying black wheels instead. I even got my break pads changed and was told that the new pads
caused little break dust but that's obviously not the case.
Ceramic pads, caliper covers and wax your wheels.
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Ok thanks I appreciate that.
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What if the damage is already done is there a good way to clean it? I tried grinding mine off but it was such a hassle.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:04 PM   #6
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Black wheels don't help. I wear break dust like a champ haha. Best advice I can give is to use a thick sealant on the rims and to wax regularly.
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I had this same problem and I bought some expensive ceramic pads and it really cut it down. I got to a point where I was wiping down my rims about every other day before I got the better pads.
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Ceramic brake pads was one of the best things I have done to solve this problem as well. I would recommend you changing your brakes pads to ceramics and you should notice a big difference too.
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Does anyone have any tips for keeping break dust off of your wheels? I have the stock chrome wheels on my 2004 mustang gt and the break dust is so bad Im considering buying black wheels instead. I even got my break pads changed and was told that the new pads
caused little break dust but that's obviously not the case.
I've had similar problems with Mercedes and BMWs due to what I think is softer metal on the pads. They have great stopping power, but the dust accumulation is very bad.
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I've had similar problems with Mercedes and BMWs due to what I think is softer metal on the pads. They have great stopping power, but the dust accumulation is very bad.
my dads bmw is horrendous with brake dust. even aftermarket "gold" box pads. idk if they apply more pressure to the pads or what.

but i use wagner thermoquiet semi metallics up front and thermoquiet ceramic in the rear. the brake dust is actually quite minimal.

what brand and type of pads do you all use?

also armor all makes a spray that you can put on your rims to prevent brake dust from building up. but for the cost of using that every month or two, you might as well just use a synthetic wax.
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Does anyone have any tips for keeping break dust off of your wheels? I have the stock chrome wheels on my 2004 mustang gt and the break dust is so bad Im considering buying black wheels instead. I even got my break pads changed and was told that the new pads
caused little break dust but that's obviously not the case.
I have the black wheels ('15 GT Premium w/PP) and they can get very dull with brake dust, maybe not quite as noticeable as on yours, but frustrating just the same. I put somme AA break dust cleaner on the left front wheel yesterday and it looks pretty good. Not sure how effective it will be in reducing the build up of dust though.
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Centric Posi Quiet ceramic pads. Had chrome rims and then anthracite. Never once had a brake dust issue with those pads. Ever.
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I haven't noticed much with hawk HPS pads.


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Go ceramic or just clean them often

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Also go Rockauto for your brake parts. I have had multiple white box parts store crap brand rotors have runout issues. Tried and true combo for me is Raybestos rotors and those Centric pads I mentioned a few posts above. Always from Rockauto.
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