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Old 03-16-2013, 09:10 PM   #1
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Titanium 17" Alloys and Brake Dust

I am noticing a lot of brake dust, kinda reminds me of VW, Audi and other German makes. What are you using to protect the alloys which are a PITA to clean with all those spokes. I know from experience if this isn't removed, pitting can form that is irreversible.

I heard Adam's Machine Wax works great and their associated wheel cleaner product works well, but they are both $29 each.


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Old 03-16-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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I've always just thrown on whatever wax I used on the paint. It seems to work well enough for the wheels on the cars I've detailed (I've been using Meguiers Gold Plus wax lately), but I'm no expert and there might be better wax out there.
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I recommend Sonax wheel cleaner. It is by far the best to remove anything caked or baked on. If not, Chemical Guys all purpose cleaner is pretty good. A pressure washer helps as well. For protection, I recommend spraying and wiping them down with a spray wax like Chemical Guys hybrid v7. There's also Chemical guys wheel guard wax. If you want, PM me about anything you want and I'll get you quotes shipped.
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POWER WASH the hell out of your wheels first!!!!!! then use some sort of wheel cleaner or even some bycycle chain degreaser that you get from a bike shop or hardware store use teh degreaser to get rid of the gunk on there then apply a silicone based was called NU SHINE. NU SHINE is a silicone polymer that will make the wheel super smooth like a regular wax but wil lleave a protected silicone coating on top of the wheel that will last for a year. It wont be as "shiny" as other waxes but it will stay smooth so gunk fall soff of it easier trhus making it easier to maintain its clean appearance.
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And switch to ceramic pads when they are due and you'll really reduce braske dust.
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RejeX is the perfect product for this:
http://www.rejex.com/

Once applied the surface is sealed and very slick, so you'll find less brake dust sticking, and cleaning much easier.

It was developed for high temp applications. Since the wheels get pretty hot, most wax won't last very long.
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