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#743933 - 17th Nov 2012 2:48pm Best way to get rid of brake dust
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Is there any product on the market, that you can put on alloys, that makes it easy to just rinse of brake dust, instead of scrubbing wheels.

Is there any product on the market, that you can put on car that stops tar sticking to body work.


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#743957 - 17th Nov 2012 3:43pm Re: Best way to get rid of brake dust [Re: Willo_]
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I don't know of a product that does either of those but T cut removes tar from the bodywork and waxing the alloys helps keep them clean.

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#743973 - 17th Nov 2012 4:58pm Re: Best way to get rid of brake dust [Re: Willo_]
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Originally Posted By: BurgerChips
Is there any product on the market, that you can put on alloys, that makes it easy to just rinse of brake dust, instead of scrubbing wheels.

Is there any product on the market, that you can put on car that stops tar sticking to body work.

A bit of decent washing up liquid on a brush (from the old fashiond brush and dustpan set) and a thorough scrub gets them clean.

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#744032 - 17th Nov 2012 11:05pm Re: Best way to get rid of brake dust [Re: Willo_]
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I use this http://carproductstested.com/exterior-product-reviews/carplan-wonder-wheels-u/ Asda and Morrisons regularly have it on offer for £2.00.
Once clean put a layer of wax on your alloys then a simple jet wash will have them looking new wink
Tar can be safely removed with wd40 on a soft cloth wax wont really help with tar sticking to the bodywork.


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#744034 - 17th Nov 2012 11:16pm Re: Best way to get rid of brake dust [Re: Willo_]
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Thanks for all advice.
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#744035 - 17th Nov 2012 11:19pm Re: Best way to get rid of brake dust [Re: Willo_]
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My hubby got some MAguire's wheel cleaner from a friend for his birthday - the stuff is amazing! Bit pricey as far as i know from Halfords but he is very impressed with it xx

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#744036 - 17th Nov 2012 11:24pm Re: Best way to get rid of brake dust [Re: brittone05]
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Originally Posted By: brittone05
My hubby got some MAguire's wheel cleaner from a friend for his birthday - the stuff is amazing! Bit pricey as far as i know from Halfords but he is very impressed with it xx
Everything in Halfrauds is expensive. I feel like i've been mugged when I leave there.
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#744102 - 18th Nov 2012 12:51pm Re: Best way to get rid of brake dust [Re: Willo_]
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Try Mr Sheen on your alloys, let it soak in and clean off with a cloth, also try some petrol on a cloth mechanics use this to clean the inside of brake hubs.

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#744156 - 18th Nov 2012 3:04pm Re: Best way to get rid of brake dust [Re: Willo_]
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Baldy has the correct idea, waxing your wheels helps to stop the dust sticking.

There is also a product you can buy which fits behind your wheels to stop brake dust hitting the alloys. (disc shaped cover).
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#744249 - 19th Nov 2012 12:14am Re: Best way to get rid of brake dust [Re: Willo_]
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Whilst were on the subject of car care. Any tips of how to get them nasty greasy smears that really show up on ye windscreen when it rains..
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#744289 - 19th Nov 2012 10:43am Re: Best way to get rid of brake dust [Re: Willo_]
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It depends what is on your screen/wipers that is causing the smearing try using methylated spirits to fully clean the screen and buy some new wipers.

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#751516 - 18th Dec 2012 8:21pm Re: Best way to get rid of brake dust [Re: Willo_]
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G101 is a great pro cleaner and has the advantage of not being acid based like wonder wheels. Can use it to clean plastics and as a pre wash spray. Alternatively give Kev of provalets a shout, he does a mint job.

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#751522 - 18th Dec 2012 8:39pm Re: Best way to get rid of brake dust [Re: _Ste_]
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Originally Posted By: _Ste_
Baldy has the correct idea, waxing your wheels helps to stop the dust sticking.

There is also a product you can buy which fits behind your wheels to stop brake dust hitting the alloys. (disc shaped cover).
Ste I have been searching for these covers that fit behind wheels, but having no look, if you get a min could you see if you can find them and post a link please.
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#752344 - 21st Dec 2012 11:10pm Re: Best way to get rid of brake dust [Re: Willo_]
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I seen them in eurocarparts Birkenhead this afternoon I meant to get the name but was chattin with the guy who works there and forgot.
They have leaflets are as you walk in on the left hand side in the corner try giving them a ring smile

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#752357 - 22nd Dec 2012 12:02am Re: Best way to get rid of brake dust [Re: Willo_]
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WD40....

Ive sprayed it on road car wheels for trackdays when the pad dust can get very hot and burn the paint on the wheels (It doesnt happen with race pads due to the friction material)

The oil forms a film on the wheels and the dust sticks to it - you can then just jet wash everything off when they get dirty.
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