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Old    Eric Scott (phillywakeboarder)      Join Date: Sep 2008       04-18-2016, 8:58 AM Reply   
My trailblazer ss died recently (at 1:00 in the morning, on I95, just outside Washington, while I was pulling my boat from Philly to Orlando - good times!) so I've switched over to an srt. I love it, but the amount of brake dust it creates is incredible. I've never seen anything like it. My ss had a decent set of brakes and made a fair amount of dust, but nothing like this. So, I guess I have 2 questions (1) will the brake dust lessen as the brakes wear in? And (2) what's the best thing to use to clean it off and maybe prevent it from accumulating? I'm thinking of trying something like this, but don't want to waste my time and money if it doesn't make much difference.

http://www.autogeek.net/pinnacle-wheel-coating.html
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       04-18-2016, 9:32 AM Reply   
black rims?
you can put dustless brake pads on when the time comes. brake cleaner will probably your best bet for getting the dust off.

should have dust covers on there as well.
Old    TW (tweeder)      Join Date: Aug 2015       04-18-2016, 9:34 AM Reply   
To answer your first question, no the brake dust will not go away as you use the pads. If you want to minimize the amount of dust your brakes produce try switching to a semi metallic or ceramic pad.
Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-18-2016, 9:36 AM Reply   
I have always wondered how the dust cover's work? I'm so used to looking threw the wheels and seeing the Calipers & Rotors
Old    Rick (CALIV210)      Join Date: Jun 2015       04-18-2016, 11:17 AM Reply   
Dont use brake cleaner on the wheels it will ruin the finish . Just soap and water is all you need . You can try the dustless pads but to me its kind of like fish oil .
Old    J (Jmorlan)      Join Date: May 2013       04-18-2016, 12:13 PM Reply   
I switch to ceramic pads and use something like iron x. I also put a sealant on them to provide protection from the elements. But brake dust is hot and corrosive. So the best option is to be proactive. I maintain my wheels weekly.
I have polished billet wheels on both of my trucks. Talk about a pita


Last edited by Jmorlan; 04-18-2016 at 12:17 PM.
Old    Jason Buffalow (buffalow)      Join Date: Apr 2002       04-20-2016, 8:44 AM Reply   
I have an SRT8 With 22"s and offset wheel - I do not see much brake dust - Maybe I am not driving it hard enough . I have the stock Brembo's with the stock pads only 16K miles on it.
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Old    Brian (viking)      Join Date: Sep 2009       04-20-2016, 11:37 AM Reply   
changing type of pads will help some but not eliminate all brake dust.
as said cleaning on a regular basis will help and you are on the right track by using a sealant.
I use Klasse personally and been happy with their products
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       04-21-2016, 1:05 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by grant_west View Post
I have always wondered how the dust cover's work? I'm so used to looking threw the wheels and seeing the Calipers & Rotors
they look chit on bigger rims IMO. my jeep has them to keep trash out of the brakes. doesn't work very well for that either!
Old    Connor (iShredSAN)      Join Date: Apr 2012       04-21-2016, 1:58 PM Reply   
Had this problem on my wifes Audi.. They make a formula you can wipe on the wheels that supposedly works but idk. I ended up cleaning weekly... Annoying as hell

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