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      11-07-2008, 11:42 PM   #1
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The end to brake dust?

Or, for some of our American cousins: "The end to break dust?"

As we all know, brake dust on the 1 series is probably the worst reoccuring event. It drives me mad(der than I already am) and I have to clean them weekly.

I was in SuperCheap the other day (my best choice after Marlows was sold off to them) and I saw this product and bought one:



So, last Saturday, in the interests of science and with 1Addicts firmly in mind, I applied it - as per the destructions - to the passenger front wheel only.

Here's the drivers side wheel today (1 week later):



It had rained during the week, so not quite as bad as I would otherwise expect. So, the verdict, looking at the (treated) passenger wheel:



I think it's cut and dried, don't you? Other than several sections on what I assume was probably the top or bottom of the wheel and one small section where it would appear I missed it, the thing's damed near perfect.

I'll be buying more. Thanks Amour All! I hope this helps someone...

PS: I don't know what the mark is across the 'M' on the drivers side, it's not actually there. It must have been a reflection.
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      11-08-2008, 12:46 AM   #2
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Excellent Simon. Dr Karl would be proud!!
I've noticed that my dust is much less now my pads are bedded in but I'll have to give this a go. Hopefully there's no side effects from the stuff.
Cheers.
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      11-08-2008, 01:45 AM   #3
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I have used this for a while on my Subaru and it works well. Haven't used it on the 135i yet. I was told by Final Inspection (Melbourne Detailer) to be careful with the product as it contains silicon and I shouldn't get it on the brakes.

There is a thread on it on Final Inspections forum
http://www.finalinspection.com.au/fo...ighlight=armor
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      11-08-2008, 02:16 AM   #4
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The brake dust is infuriating!! Maybe I'll try some.
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      11-08-2008, 02:31 AM   #5
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I wonder if i need this?
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      11-08-2008, 02:37 AM   #6
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not unless u wanted black rims :P
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      11-08-2008, 03:11 AM   #7
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As I have eluded to in previous threads on the topic, this product is magic!

My car got it's 6-weekly wash this morning and all I did was blast the wheels with the high pressure hose. I then used the ENJO glove with car detergent to get into the tight spots and rinsed with the hose. After the wheels were dry I applied two coats of Wheel Protectant.

Will repeat in 6 weeks time when I wash the car again!
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      11-08-2008, 03:19 AM   #8
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Thanks aml2912, I must have missed the previous aludings . DTNJNQ, I made a point of trying to avoid getting it on the brake disc as it seemed the sensible thing to do.
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      11-08-2008, 04:44 AM   #9
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I'm going straight out to get some of that stuff next time I'm in town. Fantastic!
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      11-08-2008, 05:31 AM   #10
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I have had some PoorBoys Alloy Wheel Polish sitting on the shelf to try out. I just haven't had the time to go through the whole procedure and have the car sitting still for that long... unless I find a spare wheel or something.
That ArmorAll looks much easier. How does it apply?
For my tyre stuff, I apply it to a foam offcut ($0.50 from Clarks rubber) and then on to the tyre, which saves overspray. Will it work the same way or too foamy?
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      11-08-2008, 06:36 AM   #11
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That ArmorAll looks much easier. How does it apply?
For my tyre stuff, I apply it to a foam offcut ($0.50 from Clarks rubber) and then on to the tyre, which saves overspray. Will it work the same way or too foamy?
It's an aerosol can, but it isn't foamy at all, so I don't see why your method wouldn't work. It says to apply liberally, which I did (but still missed some spots) and you do 2 coats, several hours apart.

For my tyre stuff, I use a Meguirs can which has an adjustable nozzle and it doesn't foam which suits the low profiles perfectly.
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      11-08-2008, 07:13 PM   #12
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That is fantastic. Thanks for the comparison. At the moment I am using Aerospace 303 protectant on the wheels (which I also use for the interior). It works to an extent to prevent excessive brake dust but it is working out to be uneconomical.
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      11-08-2008, 07:17 PM   #13
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Hey Simon, thanks for the post. Anyone know if we can get that here in Toronto. Can't find it on Canadian Tire.

edit: oops, sorry, didn't realize I was in the regional Aussie forum. Hey to all my aussie friends from Canada! LOL
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      11-08-2008, 07:51 PM   #14
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I must be a sad puppy! I just wash them every week :iono: then hit the tyres with Meguiars gel.

Thank god they are a simple wheel, unlike my the M3 19s (they suck, very bad for the complexion).
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      11-09-2008, 02:29 AM   #15
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Thanks for the experiment!
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      11-09-2008, 05:07 AM   #16
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Opps, I did the exact same thing last Saturday night/Sunday morning (I did three coats) and have to say at the end of this week the wheels look completely clean in comparison to before.
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      11-09-2008, 05:14 AM   #17
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Wow sounds like a winner.. gotta give this a try.. thanks OP
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      11-09-2008, 08:19 AM   #18
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Wow sounds like a winner.. gotta give this a try.. thanks OP
LMK Lazy if you can find this in Toronto, and I'll do the same. :smile:
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      11-09-2008, 08:43 PM   #19
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OMG I cant find this product here.. I checked Cdn tire and walmart.. I even checked their site and it doesnt show it?

http://www.armorall.com/products/all/wheel_tire.php

Anyone want to direct me to a site to order this or if you are in Toronto and find it to let me know lol..
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      11-09-2008, 10:01 PM   #20
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I don't think it is available in USA either. I went on Armor All's WEB site and submitted a question to see when it will be offered in the USA.
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      11-09-2008, 10:18 PM   #21
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Ya is it only availiable in Au? That would be suck so much.. any one of you Aussie guys want to help ship some over lol...
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      11-09-2008, 10:35 PM   #22
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Ya is it only availiable in Au? That would be suck so much.. any one of you Aussie guys want to help ship some over lol...
Much as I like you Canadians, I'm not about to start shipping aerosol cans around the globe
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