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Hideous looking brake dust

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Dawayne409, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Nov 12, 2009 at 6:54 AM
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    Dawayne409

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    I have copious amonuts of brake dust on my front rims and can't find anything to cut through it and clean it off. Its about three or four shades darker than the picture I'm about to post. The old pads were horrible, I changed them obviously but the build up from the old pads is killing me. It just makes my truck look like I don't care about. Anybody know of any outstanding products, mixtures, types of explosives to best get rid of it?



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  2. Nov 12, 2009 at 7:02 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I have had good luck useing window cleaner....Even the generic stuff seems to work.
     
  3. Nov 12, 2009 at 7:04 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Are those steelies or aluminiminminum
     
  4. Nov 12, 2009 at 7:04 AM
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    chris4x4

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    They look like AlUMineeum..............
     
  5. Nov 12, 2009 at 7:06 AM
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    use an industrial grade stainless steel cleaner
     
  6. Nov 12, 2009 at 7:08 AM
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    I use Super Clean from wallyworld. MAKE sure you dilute it.
     
  7. Nov 12, 2009 at 7:13 AM
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  8. Nov 12, 2009 at 9:32 AM
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    Dawayne409

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    Yes they're aluminum, don't know what brand they are though. They were on the truck when I bought it and I like the look. I tried window cleaner and a wide range of regular products but this stuff is ON there. I heard simple green works, any word on that?
     
  9. Nov 12, 2009 at 9:33 AM
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    I've used Simple Green and that works good for me.
     
  10. Nov 12, 2009 at 9:43 AM
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    Watch which one you use though. Simple Green can oxidize Aluminum (gives it a dull finish). I might suggest using a fine (very fine) scotch brite pad to lift the dust out of the aluminimnimun. There is a Simple Green designed especially for aluminimnmiunm.
     
  11. Nov 12, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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  12. Nov 12, 2009 at 12:49 PM
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    I use black magic no scrub wheel cleaner.. makes it so most break dust wipes right off! I <3 it
     
  13. Nov 12, 2009 at 12:50 PM
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    Wheel dust is cool, Shit man I get wheel dust after 1hr or driving! but I can Freaking stop now.
    Simple green works, but like above, becareful about the aluminum.
     
  14. Nov 12, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    Hit it with WD-40, and a good nylon brush just to break the stubborn dust loose for starters. After that take your choice of soap and wash it clean. Works for me.
     
  15. Nov 12, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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    Dawayne409

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    Thanks for all the helpful info, its just gotten out of hand and it kills me everytime I look at it. I don't mind having a dirty exterior but that brake dust just makes it look like I don't do upkeep. I'll try some of y'alls suggestions and use explosives only as a last resort. Lol Thanks again.
     
  16. Nov 12, 2009 at 7:03 PM
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    I used to use Wonder Wheels in England - that stuff is awesome. Dunno if it's available here.
     
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