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pitbull625
08-29-2004, 09:16 PM
Got a 2003 325i recently and cant keep the wheels clean! Whats the secret? Im pretty sure its a BMW thang, my dad had a 325 also a while back and did the same thing.

djcontra
08-29-2004, 09:44 PM
there are brake pads you can buy that are virtually dustless. Other than that, there's no real easy fix.

Understated
08-29-2004, 09:47 PM
hahahah....you should see the brake dust buildup on my dad's lexus front wheels...i busted my a$$ with rim cleaner to get it the way it is now...and STILL theres some brake dust residue on there...but when we first got it the front rims were like gunmetal :D

so it's not strictly a bmw thing..but maybe it has to do with the type of pads bmw puts on it's vehicles

RevShoT
08-29-2004, 09:50 PM
i think bavarianautosport.com

i think they have these covers for the brakes that are supposed to eliminate dust on your wheels, i think they are 30 bucks

no idea if they work or not though

btw brake dust is corrosive, not a good idea to leave it on

munichman
08-29-2004, 10:37 PM
yea the bavauto "kleen wheels" will fix the brake dust problem but look lame with sport wheels

Mitch555
08-30-2004, 04:36 AM
Originally posted by djcontra
there are brake pads you can buy that are virtually dustless.

Do you know of any good ones? :confused:

Mystikal
08-30-2004, 10:18 AM
Originally posted by munichman
yea the bavauto "kleen wheels" will fix the brake dust problem but look lame with sport wheels

They also don't let in nearly as much cool air, so if you drive hard fade will become a factor.

One solution for now (until your pads are dead) is to use a product like WheelWax on your wheels. It makes the cleaning up much easier.

For a low dust pad that actually slows down the car (many reduce braking performance drastically), check out EBC Green Stuff.

Justin e36
08-30-2004, 11:16 AM
it's the pads that cause so much brake dust... when it comes time to replace them, get some dust-free pads.

Wheel covers block air from getting to the brake pads to cool them.

To keep wheels clean your best bet is to give them a good hard wash, then a couple coats of wax. (take them off the car to do it properly).. do this in the spring time. Whenever brake dust builds up on them just give them a pressure wash spray and they'll be spotless again. Usually works for a good 6-8 months... but cleaning them is 1000x easier...

pitbull625
08-30-2004, 03:32 PM
Thanks fellas! I didnt know they made dustfree pads. What a pain, just washed it and around 50 miles later there was a thin film of that junk! I agree the covers must look lame, Im sure that covers the calipers? Which wheel wax do you guys recommend? Sounds like the best way to go

Justin e36
08-30-2004, 03:33 PM
yes it covers the calipers.
it's a big black cover with some small circular holes on it...

Mystikal
08-30-2004, 06:06 PM
Originally posted by pitbull625
Which wheel wax do you guys recommend? Sounds like the best way to go

It's actually called Wheelwax. Try searching for it online. I won mine at a BMWCC meet at Dent Doctor. :cool:

Understated
08-30-2004, 06:40 PM
Do u guys know if it's possible to remove old brake dust from like a year or so ago. Because the previous owner obviously didn't clean the rims properly and even after i used rim cleaner on the lexus rims theres still some spots mostly near the lug nuts that are dirty :mad:

am i stuck with the grime or can i remove it without harming the rim's finish?

Nascar318is
08-31-2004, 10:49 AM
I hear ya especially my rims with 9000 spokes.....Simple green rim cleaner, works great, to get the dust off.


As for pads what about KVR carbon fibre dustless???? They are under 100$ a set..

sonic07
08-31-2004, 11:07 AM
Originally posted by Nascar318is
I hear ya especially my rims with 9000 spokes.....Simple green rim cleaner, works great, to get the dust off.


As for pads what about KVR carbon fibre dustless???? They are under 100$ a set..

where can you buy those?
thxs

Nascar318is
08-31-2004, 11:13 AM
Originally posted by sonic07
where can you buy those?
thxs

I know KVR performance has them..

https://www.kvrperformance.com/can/canada.html



I was going to order crossed drilled from them but I heard that they do it themselfs and eventually crack and chew the crap out of your pads.......

My buddy had those pads on his Supra, said they were great...the reason I want them is cause I have the same rims as in your sig....b!tch to clean..


Here's the dealers near T.O.

Allmake Select Auto Parts
117 Union St, Toronto Ont M6N 3N1
(416) 658-7788


Performance Fords
326 Bennett Dr, King City ON L7B 1G7
(416) 725-0464
sales@performancefords.com

Performance Improvements
1100 The Queensway Toronto, ON M8Z 1P7
(416) 259-9656
pi_racing01@hotmail.com

Performance Improvements
1180 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough ON M1P 2L1
(416) 757-7377
pi_racing03@hotmail.com

Performance Technologies
141B Willowdale Ave. Willowdale, ON M2N 4Y5
(416) 250-0329
naeempatel@excite.com

Race-Tech Automotive Inc
141 Turbine Dr. North York, ON M9L 2S7
(416) 747-5728

jmalixi
08-31-2004, 11:49 AM
Originally posted by Mitch555
Do you know of any good ones? :confused:

I'm using Axxis Deluxe Plus... No more black dust. I used to clean my rims every two days but not with these pads...

Performance is comparable to stock... just make sure it's bedded properly.

BMWF1
09-01-2004, 12:57 AM
Heres the Low down, Dustless Pads cost more money and eat your rotors alot quicker but you have nice clean rims. Regular pads, dirty as f.uck cost cheaper and don't eat rotors so there are your 2 options