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      09-10-2012, 02:11 PM   #1
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I have the upgraded BMW performance drilled and slotted rotors. These were just installed a couple months ago and I wash my car weekly. All of the holes in the rotors have filled up flush with brake dust and ive tried everything to get it out. APC nor Iron removing wheel cleaners will get rid of it. I have to literally go in there with a pick and clean it out one hole at a time if i want them clean. Is there a cleaning product to help get all that dust out of there or should I just ignore it? really pissing me off. Thanks all.
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      09-10-2012, 02:47 PM   #2
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Sure stinks having sweet drilled rotors that just clog up
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have you tried using a pressure washer on a tight bead stream?
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I've heard of this from a fellow 1er friend with them. In conclusion, don't buy drilled rotors. He told me the only way to get the dust out was to physically poke all the holes with something. That would add at least 1.5hrs onto a wash time.. there must be like 1000 holes to have to poke out
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have you tried using a pressure washer on a tight bead stream?
that's how I got mine cleaned. doesn't need to be a tight bead stream just a blast will clean them out good
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      09-11-2012, 10:24 AM   #6
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What kind of pads are you running?

I noticed on mine that the 3mm holes are about 1mm or 1.5mm smaller bc of brake dust. I was going to use a 3mm allen/hex tool to clean put the "holes".
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What kind of pads are you running?

I noticed on mine that the 3mm holes are about 1mm or 1.5mm smaller bc of brake dust. I was going to use a 3mm allen/hex tool to clean put the "holes".
All OEM installed by the dealer. Ill try and hook up the pressure washer and give that a go...

I will follow up with a thread tittle: Pressure washed all the paint off my calipers...

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And I tried a tool to "poke" all the dust out and after the third hole i said the hell with it. Its almost impossible with the wheel still on and Im not sitting there for hours doing it... no other drilled and slotted rotors ive ever owned did this. not even a friends ebay 100 dollar ones. lol... it must be to mountains of bmw brake dust build up they didnt account for. they should re-engineer those pads for less dust or make the drilled holes bigger! i give up!
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I did take off my wheels to pressure wash. kind of hard if you don't
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I did take off my wheels to pressure wash. kind of hard if you don't
The brakes are MAYBE 2 months old. is this the norm!?
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factory pads make a ton of dust. you should look into cool carbon brake pads if the dust really bothers you. they are actually better than the stock pads
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