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Old 04-21-2004, 02:17 PM   #1
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Question Front Brake Dust

As with a lot of other cars, my front wheels get coated with the dust from the front brakes after a short time. Any suggestions for a cure? Different pads? After-market rotor covers? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!


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Old 04-21-2004, 02:26 PM   #2
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Old 04-21-2004, 03:04 PM   #3
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I feel your pain. I still have stock brakes.

Different brakes the solution.

People say that Mintec and the Green Stuff are good and have little or no visible brake dust.

Some people put tire dressing on their wheels to keep the brake dust off but that only works for a few days.
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I replaced my stock pads with the Mintek pads........ virtually dust free now and with white wheels that is a blessing.

Got them from www.batinc.net for about $48
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Brake dust sucks, and there's no keeping it off your wheels when you have the factory brake pads! Have you ever looked on the inside of the wheels (the part that doesn't show from the side view of the car) --- I had a bolt in my tire a couple months back and took the entire wheel and tire off to take it to get it patched, I was COVERED in brake dust, I've never seen such crappy brake pads in my life. I plan on purchasing some new ones. I've heard that the Mintex are the best, and Pepboys also sells a brand of green brake pads I think that are apparently pretty impressive also. Good luck! Let us know how much of a difference it makes! P.S. As for the tire dressing on the wheels, not sure about that, but you can wax or polish the wheels and it makes the brake dust not stick to it as much, but it only lasts for a short time, we're talking after a week of driving the wheels are covered again.
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Thanks for all the help. I'm going to order a set of the Mintex A/Fs from BAT.
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i agree with the first response.. ceramic pads with brembo oem rotors.. you wont see brake dust till about a month after each wash :)
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