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Old 06-25-2013, 01:45 PM
jaacobmcc jaacobmcc is offline
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Default How to clean/keep rim clean from brake dust?

Money is tight and I was being cheap so I bought the cheapest brake pads I could get from O'Reilly's and now I'm paying for it. there is break dust all over my rims so how do I keep them clean or keep the dust off of them?

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Old 06-25-2013, 01:46 PM
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wash them
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:48 PM
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wash them
Well I know that LOL but what is the best stuff to use? And or is there a way to keep brake dust off of the rim?
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:49 PM
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use a good wheel cleaner but not really there is no way to keep the dust off other than not drive the truck
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:55 PM
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use a good wheel cleaner but not really there is no way to keep the dust off other than not drive the truck
True. I guess I shouldn't have been cheap lol thanks.

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use a good wheel cleaner but not really there is no way to keep the dust off other than not drive the truck
True. I guess I shouldn't have been cheap lol. Thanks.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:17 PM
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Money is tight and I was being cheap so I bought the cheapest brake pads I could get from O'Reilly's and now I'm paying for it. there is break dust all over my rims so how do I keep them clean or keep the dust off of them?

Thanks for the help

Don't use the brakes.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:30 PM
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Default Re: How to clean/keep rim clean from brake dust?

Eagle One has a product called "Wheel Keep Clean" I am not sure how effective it is.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:57 PM
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Way, way back when the world was black and white and 8 Track was new fangled....

Anyhow. J.C. Whitney sold these plastic discs that matched your hole pattern and had a hole for the axle. They were insanely cheap. They mounted behind your wheel and were advertised especially to keep your wheels clean.

I never tried them, but I would look there first.

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Old 06-26-2013, 08:36 AM
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J.C. Whitney sold these plastic discs that matched your hole pattern and had a hole for the axle. They were insanely cheap.
I was thinking the same thing. Other ideas:

- clean your rims really good and then put some wax on them
- swap out the brake pads now and just forget the whole thing

I bought my last set of OEM pads here: http://www.bluespringsfordparts.com/

Price was great, didn't have any trouble. Easy-peesy.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:41 AM
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Eagle One has a product called "Wheel Keep Clean" I am not sure how effective it is.
I got some it looks like finer glass insulation. It actually dulls my wheels bc the supra 90 polish works ohhhhhh soooo gooood
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:40 AM
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True. I guess I shouldn't have been cheap lol thanks.

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True. I guess I shouldn't have been cheap lol. Thanks.
Being cheap really doesn't have much to do with it. Different types of brake pads produce more dust than others.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:48 AM
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I use ceramic pads and get very little dust
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:31 PM
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Default Re: How to clean/keep rim clean from brake dust?

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wash them
This is what I do!

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Don't use the brakes.
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Being cheap really doesn't have much to do with it. Different types of brake pads produce more dust than others.
Yes, price don't really matter, some do leave dust, some don't, no real rhyme or reason behind it :\

another option, switch to drums all around, your rims will stay clean, but you truck won't stop very well!!
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:57 PM
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This is what I do!

Lol

Yes, price don't really matter, some do leave dust, some don't, no real rhyme or reason behind it :\

another option, switch to drums all around, your rims will stay clean, but you truck won't stop very well!!
I rather have brake dust. I hate drum brakes.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:01 PM
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Use this:


Keeps brake dust and other road grime off of your wheels.
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