Keeping the BM wheels clean??

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  1. brittensmith

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    Has anyone found any products that do a good job of breaking up all the brake dust on the brass monkey wheels? As well as a product to keep the dust from sticking in the first place?
     
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    Yup. Powerstop Z23 Dustless brake pads. That works the best (street only, not for track use).
     
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    Better pads will reduce the dusting, but any and all performance brakes will throw lots of dust.

    As to cleaning, I go back to my tried and true. S100. No more elbow grease. Spray on, rinse off with a power nozzle on your hose. Done.

    If it's realllly bad (you've let it cake on for weeks), spray on, let sit for about a minute, wipe with a soft sponge, rinse off. Done.

    You can use the regular S100 (Total Cycle Cleaner) and it works fine, but if you want the best performer for the wheels exclusively, get their wheel cleaner.

    S100 Wheel Cleaner
     
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    I try not to drive in BM!!;)
     
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    haha.. it could certainly get messy.
     
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    I had cquartz applied to the wheels.
     
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    Awesome, thank you.

    I just jumped on Amazon and ordered the wheel cleaner!

    I wash it once a week, so its not caked on.

    Thanks again.
     
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    Awesome, you will love it. Once you use S100, you'll never want to use anything else.

    I use the Total Cycle Cleaner on all of my motorcycles and cars over the last 5 or 6 years. Cuts my detailing time in half (or better), and there's no hard work involved. And no rags or brushes touch any part of my car/bike/wheels.
     
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    Collonite 845 is a good protector.
     
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    I'm using Diablo Wheel cleaner and Wheel Guard Rim and Sealant.
     
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    Sonax Plus and a coating of Jet Seal helps. Nothing will make it stay perfectly clean but I find this helps. I buy wheel cleaner in bulk and usually wash the car once a week.
     
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    As the other poster said the new powerstop pads will solve 95% of the brake dust accumulation over the stock pads
     
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    what is the performance different for the pads?

    I haven't taken the car to the track, but how are the powerstop pads for normal everyday driving?

    thanks guys.
     
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    They are fine. Pretty much the same stopping power. They just do not stand up to track racing. I've been using them for over 10K miles (street) and have not had any problems at all. For around $100, you can get them for all wheels. And in the Wiki, there is a guide on how to change them, if you are so inclined. Recommended to change all 4 at once, because there is a bedding procedure that needs to be done with them. If you need to go to the track, use the OEM's (put back on)
     

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