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Brake dust on wheels

Post by Admin on Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:34 pm

Our wheels get sooooo dirty, even after cleaning them they are black within a few days even with motorway driving so no heavy braking. I know there are some products we can put on them to help reduce this but there is so much to choose from. Is there anything anyone can recommend please?

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Re: Brake dust on wheels

Post by Mark Daly on Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:59 pm

I'm one of those very sad "detailing" freaks you see spending far too much time polishing their vans... ;-)

I'd recommend Autobrite Very Cherry Acid Wheel Cleaner, pretty serious stuff and a good polish coat after treatment. (e.g. Very Berry Wheel Sealant)

Available from Autobright direct. (Do a Google search)

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Post by AndyR on Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:50 am

Autobrite Very Cherry Acid Wheel Cleaner

Does this not remove all previous polish/wax (protection) & even lacquer on wheels?
I remember using acid based cleaner to pressure wash aluminium tipper trailer bodies & it ate the lacquer away so had to was even more often to keep looking reasonably clean.

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Post by Mark Daly on Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:24 am

It does take off previous wax/polish... that's what makes it effective.

Never had an issue with the laquer however.

As mentioned though, it is essential retreat with a good polish coat after.

It's the fresh polish coat that prevents build up.

I wouldn't do this every week... only every few months depending on how passionate your are about detailing.

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Re: Brake dust on wheels

Post by california180 on Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:13 am

I have heard really good reports on 'Planet Polish Wheel Seal and Shine' though I have not tried it personally yet!

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Re: Brake dust on wheels

Post by Virgil574 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:45 pm

I use one of he acid-based cleaners (TBH they're all much the same) and then seal it afterwards.

I've used Poorboys World Wheel Sealant for quite a while now. I will generally put a couple of coats on(especially if the weather is nice and cold - I get the impression the wax works better when the wheels are good and cold). I've just got some new wheels (Dotz Hanzo's) which have a lot of air between the spokes, so I put a good coat on them before I put them on and couldn't get to bits of it.

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http://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/poorboys/wheel-sealant-236ml-473ml.aspx?gclid=CN7ckJSO4LQCFe_MtAodBC4A1A

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