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Old 08-16-2005, 12:41 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Geezer-Glide
Believe it or not, the best thing I've ever used to clean off brake dust is Dawn Dishwashing liquid!! Soak it on a sponge, slather it on the rim and let it set for a minute or two, then wash. I use one of those kitchen sponges with the green scotch pad on one side. It cleans the brake dust off aluminum mags, and chrome rims. It also does the BEST job on white walls. IMHO that is!

Dawn will immediately strip the wax from any painted or chromed surface. Beware!!

The best prevention is to wax your wheels when new, and keep them waxed. Brake dust will rinse right off and there will be no pitting.
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Old 08-23-2005, 12:40 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Eagle1 Wheel Cleaner, and Westley's Bleche White for whitwalls

Just about any of the "spray on, hose off" wheel cleaners in the auto parts store will do a good job. Definitely get a wheel brush to get into the small places, and around spokes. Once they're clean, put some type of polish on them so they stay clean, and/or are easier to clean the next time.

Anyone who has scrubbed whitewalls knows what a PITA it can be. Get yourself some Westley's bleche white in the spray bottle. simple spray on, and wipe off (NO hard scrubbing) will get your whitewalls sparkling clean with little effort.
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Old 08-23-2005, 09:33 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by 124"RG
I have an 04 RG with aluminium mags an they are filthy from brake dust. But after much scrubbing there still remains some very stubborn black spots on the rim. Any suggestions for removing them? I plan on getting the Lyndall brake pads soon. I understand these don't give the brake dust coating?
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