Prevent Brake Dust on Wheels?

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  1. Unknown

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    Is there any product that I can apply to my wheels that prevents brake dust from "sticking" to them? I have 20" chrome wheels and the brake dust is horrible on them after a couple of days of driving. I've tried to clean them and applied NXT wax but it didn't really seem to help.

    I read that Michelin has a brake dust repellent that you spray on and it adds a thin layer and helps prevent brake dust from collecting on your wheels. Anyone try it?

    Or are there special wheel waxes that I can use?
     
  2. Run N. Gun

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    You can't prevent the generation of brake dust, except by switching your pads to a different compound. I use regular OCW spray wax + Opti-seal on my wheels, as it makes it easier to clean the dust off during weekly washings. There is just as much dust, but a lot of it rinses right off with the hose, the rest I have to wipe when I clean with ONR.
     
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    I do more coasting and less[hard] breaking :o
     
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    Ceramic brake pads. That's it. Nothing else.
     
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    mine are still filthy after a week
     
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    as are mine, but it helped tremendously
     
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    Two weeks since my car was last washed (won't stop fucking raining here) and while the wheels are a bit grimey looking, no noticable brake dust.
     
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    I figured before I even posted that I'd get the "get ceramic" but I already do. I do have a big brake kit though, so I'm sure that doesn't help.

    I guess I should have reworded what I was trying to say. I know there is no way to prevent brake dust, but I'm looking for a way to minimize the buildup I guess on the wheels.
     
  9. Run N. Gun

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    I wish I knew of a way to minimize the dust. The wheels are just going to get dust on them. If you wax the wheels, the dust washes off much easier, than non-waxed wheels.
     
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    Kleen Wheels work, but they're ugly as fuuu
     
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    Whatever you get from the pads you have, you are going to get no matter what you do. Using a sealant or wax on the wheels makes them easier to clean but it really doesn't prevent the build-up in the first place.
     
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    Eagle 1 has some new stuff called Keep clean or somthing. I tried it, i have a z06, which has very high dusting pads from teh factory, comparable to Hawk HPS+ i beleive. Anyway i just sprayed it on one wheel to see if it worked, and after a week or 2 there was a massive diffrence in the wheels. The one lookede like i had normally been driving on it a day or so, the other was dark dark grey...was really suprised at the diffrence..it didn't create sort of a od matte layered finish or somthing, but it did make a diffrence.Not sure how it even works, but it seemed to help
     

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