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Old 04-30-2013, 06:52 PM   #1
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Brake Dust and Rims do you wax

all right I have a 13 Shelby and my front rims are always getting dirty from brake dust. Is there something I can do like take the rims off the car scrub them good and wax them or anything I can spray on them to keep it off?
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It's really one of those things you just gotta suck up. There is no real way around it. If your wheels are painted you would probably wax it and then when you wash them the dust might come off easier. But you are pretty much out of luck..... Unless anyone else knows something I don't.
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I couldn't stand it anymore either. I swapped out the pads with ceramic pads. A lot less dust and not much difference in bricking.
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i use armor all wheel protectant...i hate AA products but coating it with that stuff really helps
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Having the same problem with my Shelby. I even ask the dealership and they told me there is no way around it.
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I use Detailer's Pro Wheel Glaze. Only been using it for about a month and I love it! The only way around not having the crazy amounts of brake dust on the Shelby is to swap out the pads for ceramics.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:20 AM   #7
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The dust is just the way it is. No one makes brake dust shields for the large rolling stock we run. I have shields on my D/D and they work great.
I wax my wheels before mounting them for the season. At cruises & shows, all that's required is a light wipe off.....a lot less work.
Took this pic 04/28/2013 at a show, this guy was running shields, wheels were clean enough to eat off of.


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well glad I am not the only one I guess I never paid attention to it before I got this car. I am not ready to swap out to ceramics yet but if the dealer don't get the squealing brake fixed pretty soon I just might. I guess I will pull them all give them a good cleaning and a coat of something. I guess I have some more research to do. Thanks
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I couldn't stand it anymore either. I swapped out the pads with ceramic pads. A lot less dust and not much difference in bricking.
We could all use some good bricking
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Croftgate Tire Shine - Wheel and Tire Cleaner and Protectant...need any info just let me know.
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Yeah, the dealerships are helpful that way. "They all do that."
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and a little late too
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and a little late too
is what the dealers say when they can't fix something.
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Those with brake dust, how often are you washing your car? I guess since I was my car every week, that the reason why I don't have any.
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Those with brake dust, how often are you washing your car? I guess since I was my car every week, that the reason why I don't have any.
Every week, or it looks bad on rims, but once went month and rims basically turned black
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Same issue here, just have to suck it up and keep em clean. Going Hawk ceramic soon. Funny, I'm not concerned with bake dust on my 2000 Camry
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wax innie/outie when you rotate tires. fwiw in CT I run Summer only till late Fall then I put on my other set of all seasons. It's in storage for the snow season. Wax does not really stop dust/dirt but it cleans right off.
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Wow this came out of the past. I have been waxing my rims in the spring and using the detail wax after every wash. The dust almost washes off with water alone now. I DD my car around 70 or so miles each day so they get dirty fast. I wash it once a week most of the time that all depends on if I have the time on the weekend to get it done.
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In response to Shelby 500GT 500B regarding what the dealerships say when they don't have a fix--pay attention.
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