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How do you keep your rims clean?

Discussion in 'LR4' started by Michael Conley, Aug 5, 2020.

  1. Michael Conley

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    I've got the standard silver alloy rims and the break dust is evident within a day or so of driving after cleaning. Can be tough to get off. Tried Zep degreaser with some success and elbow grease. Now gave Sonax a shot, seemed to work a bit better but still needs a couple applications.

    What have you all found that works well? Also is it normal to have break dust accumulate so quickly? I figure it is given the weight of the truck.

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    My wheels are usually coated/polished (I have the black gloss 19") and are super easy to wipe brake dust away.

    Clean them every time you clean the car and it just keeps getting easier.

    I usually go one of the wheel cleaners made by Meguiars, but they always need some sort of elbow grease too. I usually use a microfiber.
     
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    Wait a minute, you guys wash these things????
     
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    Thanks for tips!
     
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    pretty much any iron remover will do the trick.
    P21s, suggested above.
    I like Carpro Iron X

    these will clean your wheels with much less scrubbing than normal wheel cleaner. the dust literally drips off.

    However a DIY cermaic coating of the wheels will help keep dust form sticking. I used Carpro 3.0 UK. bought on amazon.
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    switch your pads to ceramic.

    I to find the amount of brake dust form the OEM pads to be disgusting. just too lazy to swap them out yet.
     
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    If you hit them with pressure wand once in awhile you can keep them looking OK without using a lot of chemicals. The dust is not only from the pads but it is a combination of the rotors & pads. The high carbon rotors that are spec'd are soft and wear quite quick. The pads are spec'd for feel/performance. There are some good , less dust pads out there but be careful as many trade cleanliness for bite/feel/power. The more expensive ceramic options are ok. Many early ceramic pads can feel wooden but I think formulations are getting better
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking. I'd think twice before moving away from OEM pads & rotors. I remember Car & Driver noting during their road test of an LR4 how exceptional the braking was (both stopping distance and pedal feel) for such a heavy vehicle. And I have never had a problem with warped rotors on our LR4s.
     
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    I used clay mud with lots of rocks mixed in and drove through it, got stuck and then spin my wheels a little in it to get out.

    Cleans the brake dust off but also takes off some other stuff.


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