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Old 03-05-2010, 08:42 PM
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Default Keep rims clean!!!

ok so i have the regular fx4 off road rims. - as shown below- any one have the problem of the two front rims turning completely black. like from brake dust. any one have that problem or know if i could coat them in something. i mean ill clean them and the next day there black.
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:34 PM
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bump come on people
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:38 PM
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I found for me it was how worn the pads were and the type of pad I was running. When I switched over to ceramic pads I haven't had the problem.
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:45 PM
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Default Re: Keep rims clean!!!

If your wheels are turning black in one day you have a brake problem.
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Old 03-06-2010, 12:58 AM
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Default Re: Keep rims clean!!!

The compound of some brake pads are very soft, don`t last long and make a lot of dust.
Clean the wheels properly and coat with a body sealant, Wolfgang, Zaino etc or a dedicated wheel sealant like this one we have in the UK and is excellent,then you`ll find the wheels wash easy.
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Old 03-06-2010, 06:32 AM
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If your wheels are turning black in one day you have a brake problem.
X2 may wanna take some time to inspect your brakes
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Old 03-06-2010, 10:52 AM
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Next time you throw pads on, use ceramic brakes. They create almost no dust.
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Old 03-06-2010, 10:57 AM
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If ur rims are turing black buy black rims!!
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:16 AM
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Default Re: Keep rims clean!!!

i bought shitty pads last time i did my brakes and 2-3 days after i wash my truck my front ones already are covered in dust, its just crappy pads.

what makes me curious is that my expo, wich has disc brakes all around, the back wheels are never as nearly as nasty as the fronts are. would that be because more power is put to the front rather to the back when stopping?
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:58 AM
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would that be because more power is put to the front rather to the back when stopping?
Yes
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Old 03-06-2010, 12:29 PM
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Damn smakes suprised you didn't know that.
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Old 03-06-2010, 12:53 PM
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Damn smakes suprised you didn't know that.
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Old 03-06-2010, 01:40 PM
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meh, you still dont have a drivers license. you have no room to say anything lol
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Old 03-06-2010, 01:42 PM
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I still knew that though LOL
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Old 03-06-2010, 01:42 PM
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how do you new something?
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