From: PHATRS on 1 Aug 2010 19:42
On 31/07/10 12:07, Anne Onime wrote:
> I bought a car with the "sports pack" including alloy wheels
> and slotted disc brakes.
> I have to wash the wheels every 2 weeks, as they become
> very dirty. Does this mean
> a) the brake pads are too soft?
> b) I drive like Lewis Hamilton?
I got my wheels powder coated black. The brake dust is now invisible.
From: Clive on 2 Aug 2010 17:01
In message <bq2dnRf3JsagWMnRnZ2dnUVZ_j-dnZ2d(a)giganews.com>, hls
>"Nate Nagel" <njnagel(a)roosters.net> wrote in message
>> You've never owned a car where the previous owner never washed the
>>wheels, have you? Sometimes they are impossible to salvage.
>You can salvage almost anything, Nate. I have had to take them in to
>the bead blaster when winter salt uglied them up. Then prime and
>Usually, this pad dust comes off easily enough.
Did I see a few years ago some clear varnish to paint onto alloys, so
that they are shiny? I think the idea was that brake dust would be
easier to wash off of a shiny surface.