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Old 08-05-2022, 08:29 PM
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Brake Dust Stain on Wheels

Took both of my W211s through a car wash...garden variety brushless wash. As always happens, the automated wash does not clean off all the the brake dust...I just deal with that after the fact with a hose and microfiber cloth. This time, however, it looks as though the brake dust has somehow stained the rims. There are spots that just won't come off. So I'm assuming they are "trapped" under a layer of wax and/or clearcoat.

What's my best bet for getting the wheels clean? Thus far I've only tried a hose and a cloth.

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Old 08-25-2022, 10:05 PM
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The dust may be iron from the brake rotors, not brake pad material.
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Old 09-23-2022, 03:53 AM
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Most likely here the dust comes from the brake discs!Although I'm often busy with plastic surgery here cosmetic surgery!

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Old 09-23-2022, 11:07 AM
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Try clay bar, Mr.Clean Magic Eraser or a Meguiars wheel cleaner. With the wheel cleaner carefully select the correct version for the finish on your wheels as there are 3-4 types. The wheel cleaners can chemically release the stains if you're fortunate.

Good luck!!!

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