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how to prevent rims from getting black so quickly?

I was my wheels ( brembo brake wheel package) and like 3-4 days later they are completely black again...any way to prevent this?

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Unfortunately the onlyway is to take it easy on the brakes. Drive it as soft as possible. I deal with the same thing with my brembo brakes (pads and slotted rotors)


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There is a product that Armor All Wheel Protectant that seems to work really well for preventing brake dust from even attaching itself to the wheels. Probably Armor All's only good product...

Amazon.com: Armor All, All Wheel Protectant, 7 oz. (78482): Automotive

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There is a product that Armor All Wheel Protectant that seems to work really well for preventing brake dust from even attaching itself to the wheels. Probably Armor All's only good product...

Amazon.com: Armor All, All Wheel Protectant, 7 oz. (78482): Automotive
Have you actually tried this stuff ? And does itvreally work good?

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I use eagle 1 and it keeps my rims pretty dang clean...

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Wax works as well.

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i polished mine and clean em often, not much scrubbing necessary

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Ceramic brake pads may help cut down on the dust

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Don't use the brakes and the wheels won't get any brake dust on them.

The brake dust is a byproduct of the performance brake pads that along with the big rotors and calipers make the car stop so well.

You can put low dust pads on but you will lose some braking performance.

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There is a product that Armor All Wheel Protectant that seems to work really well for preventing brake dust from even attaching itself to the wheels. Probably Armor All's only good product...

Amazon.com: Armor All, All Wheel Protectant, 7 oz. (78482): Automotive
I use this product when I clean my rims. It does work very well. Keeps my rims shiney for days. I haven't used other wheel protectants so I can't compare it to anything but I will be buying another can as I just ran out =)
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+1 on the Armorall Wheel Protectant. It's a life savior for PITA to clean wheels. Mine lasts about 2 weeks before I have to reapply. It's like an anti static clear coat, and is so easy to clean!

A guy told me to avoid getting it on your tires, because at freezing it makes the rubber brittle.

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check out liquid glass too. Liquid Glass Polish/Finish Reviews. Buying Guides & Consumer Product Reviews - Epinions.com

Its supposed to make it hard for brake dust to stick, among other things.

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Unfortunately the Brembo cars are subject to a lot of brake dust as people have already mentioned. My guess is that Fords (logical) assumption is that buyers of cars with the Brembo package generally favor higher braking performance. So in order to keep costs down and give the desired performance something has to give. In this case it's more brake dust.

A good aftermarket brake pad will cut down on dust without sacrificing braking performance. Hawk makes some good pads, I used the HPS pads on my '07 and have had their Super Duty pads on my 3/4 ton Silverado for four years. I only drive the truck about 5000 miles a year and wash it maybe twice a year. When it does get washed the cleanest part of the truck is the wheels. They produce very little dust. I had similar results with my first Mustang and I'll probably order some for my '11 before the end of the year.
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I too have used the Armor All Wheel Protectant with good results. To this day, the rims are the nicest looking part of my mom's Tempo because of the protectant. The rest of the car looks dirty but the rims stay relatively clean.

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