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    I hate brake dust !!!

    This may have been answered in an older posts, but what are some suggestions on brake dust on the V's. I have 2012 CTS V with the chrome polish rims less than 1000 miles. I know it's new not a lot of miles I'm hoping this will calm down a little bit as I drive it. What's the best product out there for cleaning the rims and possibly helping this condition. Thanks

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    Re: I hate brake dust !!!

    It doesn't calm down, I have 16,000 miles on my '12, and there is just as much dust as always. I don't drive it hard and still have my original PS2's with about 6-7000 miles left in them. I just have a special mitt I keep just for the wheels and use only soap and water on mine, but they are the painted rims. It is a huge pain in the butt, but I have found it just takes a little elbow grease to keep them clean.

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    Re: I hate brake dust !!!

    Option 1:Armor All Wheel Protectant WORKS AWESOME. Zero brake dust for 4 weeks. Follow directions, clean rims, allow to FULLY dry. Apply AAWP and let FULLY dry. Don't wash rims (they can get wet) for up to 4 weeks. You wont believe the difference.

    Option 2. Get ceramic brake pads (reduced performance and faster rotor wear).
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    Re: I hate brake dust !!!

    Those great big Brembos eat pads like popcorn.

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    Re: I hate brake dust !!!

    I put ceramic brake pads on my other car and it almost completely eliminated all brake dust. Once the
    current pads I have on wear down I'm replacing with Hawk ceramic brake pads. I wash my wheels twice a
    week just to keep them looking clean. Going to try the armor all wheel protectant Larry Arizona suggested.

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    Re: I hate brake dust !!!

    Dont get the meguiars wheel protectant, it does not work well. Armor all wheel protectant does what it claims.

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    Re: I hate brake dust !!!

    I started using the Armor All Wheel Protectant and it is amazing. I think it might have been one of larry's posts that I saw and I tried it. I even took the wheels off to do the insides. I actually get little balls of brake dust on the lip but just use my compressor and air gun to clean them.

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    2nd Larry's comments.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. Currently I'm using mothers mag & aluminum polish it's great for shine ,cleans these wheels up very good . however, seems to almost draw in the brake dust to the rim and make it stick. I will also give the armor all wheel protectant a try seems the majority here agrees. These calipers are awesome for stopping power but you're right there's a lot of pad there. Thanks again

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    Re: I hate brake dust !!!

    About 3 weeks into an application of the AAWP road dust (not brake dust) accumulates in the rearward corner of the outer spokes...... I just rinse with the hose when I wash the car (but DON'T touch the rim with your hands/fingers, or a wash tool). As soon as you touch the rim the AAWP comes off and 10 miles later you will have a brake dust streak on your rim.

    AAWP can handle water rinse and will dry virtually spot free. But touch them in anyway, you will need to fully clean and reapply. One $7 can will do about 8 V rims and get you 2 months of protection. Way worth it!!!!!!!

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    Re: I hate brake dust !!!

    About 3 weeks into an application of the AAWP road dust (not brake dust) accumulates in the rearward corner of the outer spokes...... I just rinse with the hose when I wash the car (but DON'T touch the rim with your hands/fingers, or a wash tool). As soon as you touch the rim the AAWP comes off and 10 miles later you will have a brake dust streak on your rim.

    AAWP can handle water rinse and will dry virtually spot free. But touch them in anyway, you will need to fully clean and reapply. One $7 can will do about 8 V rims and get you 2 months of protection. Way worth it!!!!!!! KICKS ASS!

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    Re: I hate brake dust !!!

    Also works great on the calipers and the inside of the exhaust tips.........
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    Re: I hate brake dust !!!

    Has anyone used AAWP on the factory polished wheels? I read some reviews on a cloudy residue being left
    behind on polished and chrome wheels.

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    Re: I hate brake dust !!!

    Ya, I have kinda noticed that, they don't shine as good as they did with it on there, not as glossy.

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    Re: I hate brake dust !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ClarkkentCTSV View Post
    Has anyone used AAWP on the factory polished wheels? I read some reviews on a cloudy residue being left
    behind on polished and chrome wheels.
    I have my stock rims done in PVD Black Chrome. I disagree that the AAWP leaves a cludy residue. Goes on slighty cloudy but dries crystal clear and if anything adds shine and hides minor scratches.

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