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Old 09-19-2004, 06:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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does anyone know what this is? its crazy. ill clean my wheels in the evening, drive to school, drive aroud after school, come back, and ther just coated in black dust. it takes my mom a week + of 1hr freeway comute to get this kinda dust. Pads maybe? which pads create the least amount of dust? would some cross drilled rotor's help?

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Old 09-19-2004, 06:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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get some mintex very little dust and goof price there on bavauto
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If you have factory pads (PAGID or JURID) then you are in Brake Dust City. I use PBR/AXXIS and have no dust problems.
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does anyone know what this is? its crazy. ill clean my wheels in the evening, drive to school, drive aroud after school, come back, and ther just coated in black dust. it takes my mom a week + of 1hr freeway comute to get this kinda dust. Pads maybe? which pads create the least amount of dust? would some cross drilled rotor's help?

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I thought I was the only one here cleaning my wheels every night. I noticed my front wheels get more dust than my rear wheels. (Actually I used to think that it was the NYC streets that made them dirty but my girl's dad drives a 2004 Mercedes s55 and he's an MD so he washes his car like once every 6 months and his AMG rims are ALWAYS polished.)

Anyway LOOK at my rims!! I spend about 30-40 mins washing, brushing & polishing those things. If I only knew before I got them.

What really sucks is that I just paid the dealership 280$ for new pads when I took my car in for servicing last July! ghead

I wish I'd read this post before!


I'm also looking for advice on "better than OEM" brake pads and calipers.
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Old 09-19-2004, 10:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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stop tech has a nice big brake system.. little pricey though!
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If you have factory pads (PAGID or JURID) then you are in Brake Dust City. I use PBR/AXXIS and have no dust problems.
where did you go for your pads?
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There is a spray that I bought for my friends Crown Victoria (Brake Dust magnet) and works great. It doesnt allow the brake dust to stick onto the rims. I got from Autozone or Advance Auto parts. Cant remember what its name was but just ask someone at the store.
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I found that cleaning my wheels with "greased Lightning" cleaner/degreaser kept the dust off longer than using ordinary wheel cleaner (of which I tried almost every brand). Only when i ran out of actual wheel cleaner did I try the degreaser and notice that the accumulation on the rims was less between cleanings...give it a try before you run out and buy new pads...can't hurt
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