3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
There is a product out there called KleenWheels. Basically it is a plate that fits between your discs and your rims. They are supposed to help divert brake dust away from your rims and under the car. My buddy with a 350Z warns of potential brake fade and rotor warping due to lack of adequate heat dissapation (sic?). This is my legal disclaimer.
I don't have any first hand experience with them, but some of my buddies tell me they have had success with them.
There is also a wheel wax that is supposed to make cleaning the dust off of your rims easier. THis is not so much preventive, but more a cure.
It will make life easier on you too if you get simple rims w/o too many grooves. Short of that, get a nice set of sponges and soft brushes to clean all of those crannies.
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I definitely feel the same way about having to clean my rims all the time ghead ....I didn't know it was because of the break pads....Let me know if you find a produtct that works. ....until then we either clean our rims constantly or drive with gray rims :wink
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Personally I love break dust. It gives boring silver wheels a nice aggressive bronzen look. Besides I drive my car very hard and i dont have the time to clean out these damn basketweaves. (actually theres a layer of break dust that has been baked on and I have to chip it off)
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castrol makes a cleaning product that really kicks. castrol super clean-i think its in a purple bottle. i use it on my wheels and barely have to brush them when i clean my car. not sure if its a good idea to use it on chrome though. make sure to rinse it off before it dries.
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