Brake Dust Removal - Best Product?

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  1. Championship White

    Championship White Ex EK9 Rx Owner Donator

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    What's best product/method to remove semi-baked-on brake dust? After a hundred miles it's already pretty thick using CL RC6 pads.

    And is there a wax or anything you can apply to stop the dust sticking quite so much in the first place?
     
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    to remove it i use autoglym engine and machine cleaner.

    then to stop the dust caking on i use poorboys wheel sealant
     
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    supaguard do a alloy wheel protector. its a spray that once the wheels are clean you spray over and wipe over with a cloth and it makes cleaning the weheels next time SOOO much easier.

    as for getting the stuff off....there are so many products that do this. i am using the turtle was nano tech wheel cleaner at the moment its pretty good but i have not found one yet that stands out so can't really help here. but the protector from supaguard is very good.
    just my little input...might help.
     
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    Topher-EK9 Killa B !! Donator

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    TBH that poorboys stuff looks s*** hot i'm gonna get me some of that....

    damm man that autoglym stuff looks good also.
    gonna get these products once i'm out of the stuff i have.
    cheers and itsnot even my thread.
     
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    Bilberry is amazing for removing brake dust and general wheel cleaning:

    ValetPro - Bilberry Wheel Cleaner

    For wheel sealing I use FK1000P but Poorboys is great too!
     
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    T-cut....

    No joke.

    I buy the halfords 5l tub of wheel cleaner, clean the wheels with that. Gets the thick of it off, or cheap 99p wheel cleaner from pound land is good, believe it or not i find it much better than expensive wheel cleaner, each to their own and everyone has their own opinions.

    Then if i want them looking even cleaner i go over them with T-cut. I have put wax on before but tbh with pads designed for trackday / race use they are always going to get covered straight away, you just have to keep on top of it.
     
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    Championship White Ex EK9 Rx Owner Donator

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    Just bought some Bilberry :)

    Absolute pain in the arse having to clean the wheels every time I drive it.
     
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    you get one of the little sprayer thingys too they look good fun...
     
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    Championship White Ex EK9 Rx Owner Donator

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    I wanted to but it said the brush was for heavy duty use so I got the one with a brush instead from eBay:)
     
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    Nice one mate, it's **** hot that stuff. I only used it 1:1 once when I was doing a mates car with really caked wheels.

    On mine on a regular basis I dilute it 1:3 in a foamer bottle, spray on and leave it for around a minute, agitate with a brush and then pressure wash off. Job done :))
     
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    i use meguire's tech wax to seal the wheels are i wash them,last ages to soo its pretty damn good for the money.As for getting brake dust off i dont really no as i try not to let brake dust sit on my wheels to long :)
     
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    ah the price you pay for good pads ;)
     
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    Cheers for all the advise lads.

    I'll try not to use my brakes until the Bilberry comes...that'll save me some cleaning!
     
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    bilberry is spot on, then use some poor boys wheel sealant if you like.

    finishkare is good, but I read it doesn't resist up to a high enough temperature to be used on wheels.
     
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    good shout...:lol:
     
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    heres one for you, i have a mate thats a car valeter, he uses petrol on the alloys to clean them, and then after washing the petrol off he uses metal polish, the smooth stuff in a little jar, the metal polish isnt to rough on the alloys and brings them up spotless, and it protects the alloys from the dust and dirt,, it works...
     

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