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      09-20-2012, 07:54 AM   #1
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Dust no more....

Apparently the guy who decided what compound would be utilized in our brake pads had a very sick sense of humor.
I have never had a car dust so much before in my entire life!

So the other day after the car visited the local carwash as it does every other freaking week I had an odd thought.

To keep my bike from getting covered in dust from day to day use an older guy with decades of riding experience stated I should use good old furniture polish such as Pledge to bring out the color and to keep the dust off.

So after the car was washed and I spent another 15 minutes cleaning off all the residual break dust the car wash didn't get I gave it a shot. Took a bottle of the pledge anti dust spray and hit the rims.

And surprise surprise that was this past Friday and to today the rims look much cleaner than they did if I had not sprayed them.

It may not be a permanent solution but it does seem to help.
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      10-01-2012, 05:46 AM   #2
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good info, thanks may give that a try
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      10-01-2012, 09:47 AM   #3
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A fantastic permanent solution:

http://store.zeckhausen.com/catalog/...oducts_id=3821
http://store.zeckhausen.com/catalog/...oducts_id=3822
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      10-01-2012, 11:24 AM   #4
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ArmorAll Wheel Protectant - it actually works.
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      10-22-2012, 10:48 PM   #5
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Have you notice any affect on braking power?

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Apparently the guy who decided what compound would be utilized in our brake pads had a very sick sense of humor.
I have never had a car dust so much before in my entire life!

So the other day after the car visited the local carwash as it does every other freaking week I had an odd thought.

To keep my bike from getting covered in dust from day to day use an older guy with decades of riding experience stated I should use good old furniture polish such as Pledge to bring out the color and to keep the dust off.

So after the car was washed and I spent another 15 minutes cleaning off all the residual break dust the car wash didn't get I gave it a shot. Took a bottle of the pledge anti dust spray and hit the rims.

And surprise surprise that was this past Friday and to today the rims look much cleaner than they did if I had not sprayed them.

It may not be a permanent solution but it does seem to help.
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      10-22-2012, 10:58 PM   #6
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Have you notice any affect on braking power?
If I read the post correctly, he sprayed on the wheels, not on the brake discs.
Why would braking power be affected?
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      10-23-2012, 01:11 AM   #7
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ArmorAll Wheel Protectant - it actually works.
THAT^^^
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      10-23-2012, 01:19 AM   #8
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LOL, yeah mud in my face =)

Don't know why I thought squeaking for some reason...
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      10-23-2012, 07:55 PM   #9
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I will switch to ceramics when it's time to in my 1er but for right now I am curious about using pledge. I would actually go and do it right now but the only concerning matter is how would the finish hold up after awhile (Years)?

Same concern for armor all as I think of them as the cheap stuff that can degrade the quality over time, much like their other products.

I want to look into wheel wax, I have been using Sonax when I got my 1er brand new and I have nothing but amazing things to say about it.
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      10-23-2012, 10:01 PM   #10
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Wheel Wax is fine, but slightly time-consuming compared to the Armor All. I had the same concerns re: using any AA product
but after reading all of the praise on these boards for the Wheel Protectant, I had to try it. Spray on, walk away. And it works.
Their product line as a whole leaves much to be desired, but they've hit a home run with WP. I've been through several cans of
the stuff already and can absolutely attest to its effectiveness.
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