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Best way to clean brake dust: discover how to remove brake dust from wheels -- and why it’s important to do.
Every time you hit the brakes, your brake pads clamp hard against the brake rotor. As the material in the brake pads wears, it literally turns to dust. Unfortunately, this excessive brake dust ends up coating your wheels.
Nothing looks worse than a clean, shiny vehicle with dust caked on the front wheels. Commercial car washes don’t budge the gummy brake deposits unless you opt for the optional wheel service, and they build up again in less than 500 miles. Scrubbing the excessive brake dust by hand gets old quick -- especially if your wheels have a lot of nooks and crannies.
Fortunately, Advance Auto Parts carries top-line wheel cleaners and car care products to make the job easy, along with a full line of quality auto parts. We’ll show you the best way to clean brake dust.
Why you should remove brake dust from wheels every time you wash your car:
Excessive brake dust deposits not only look bad, but they’re also harmful to the wheel itself. If left on, the corrosive nature of the brake dust will corrode the clear coat over time and actually eat into the aluminum alloy wheel surface leaving large pits for which there is no practical fix. That’s why it’s important to know how to remove brake dust from wheels whenever you wash your vehicle.
How to remove brake dust from wheels; here are the tools you’ll need:
Do-it-yourself difficulty guide to remove brake dust:
EASY AVERAGE ADVANCED
Estimated time required - 20 Minutes
Follow these step-by-step instructions for the best way to clean brake dust:
Don’t forget the inside surface of your wheels. They get the bulk of the brake dust buildup and can be easily seen with open spoke style wheels.
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