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Old 30th September 2011, 16:43   #1
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Disc Brake Rotors

I hope I can solicit some help.....since I put my new AC Schnitzer wheels on, my disc brake rotors are much more visible and are taking away from the new wheel's appearance. The rotors are showing a lot of rust and brake dust....I don't think I want to put new rotors on, so can anyone suggest how to get them cleaned up? Any tried and true products out there that work?

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Try Wheelwax!
I got one few mouths ago and it is really reduces the brake dust. Hope this help!
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Hi Edward.

The rust on the rotors surface itself will disappear once you drive off.
The brake pads floats on top of the rotors and it cleans it as it rubs the surface.

The rotor "cone" should not rust as it is coated from the factory.
It if did rust, I recommend to spray it with high temp engine paint, your choice of color.

As you know, stock BMW pads are quiet and provides very good grip but it emits a lot of dust.
I keep my wheels clean all the time by this method.

Everytime, before I drive off, I use Griots Garage Spray on car wash to clean my rims.
It literally takes 1 minute per wheel to spray this stuff and wipe down to clean the wheels.

I spray the same Griots Garage Spray on Car Wash to the tires. It removes the brake dust from the tires.
Brake dust on the tires are invisible but will transfer to anyone's clothing if they accidentally rub the tires.
So I spray the same stuff to the tires to clean it, then I apply very small amount of tire dressing.

Tire dressing: Apply once, then wipe off. If we dont wipe off and there is excess dressing left on the tires - the tire dressing will fling and transfer to the car body.

Hope that helps.
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Hi Edward.

The rust on the rotors surface itself will disappear once you drive off.
The brake pads floats on top of the rotors and it cleans it as it rubs the surface.

The rotor "cone" should not rust as it is coated from the factory.
It if did rust, I recommend to spray it with high temp engine paint, your choice of color.

As you know, stock BMW pads are quiet and provides very good grip but it emits a lot of dust.
I keep my wheels clean all the time by this method.

Everytime, before I drive off, I use Griots Garage Spray on car wash to clean my rims.
It literally takes 1 minute per wheel to spray this stuff and wipe down to clean the wheels.

I spray the same Griots Garage Spray on Car Wash to the tires. It removes the brake dust from the tires.
Brake dust on the tires are invisible but will transfer to anyone's clothing if they accidentally rub the tires.
So I spray the same stuff to the tires to clean it, then I apply very small amount of tire dressing.

Tire dressing: Apply once, then wipe off. If we dont wipe off and there is excess dressing left on the tires - the tire dressing will fling and transfer to the car body.

Hope that helps.
Damn, I swear Dan, I learn so much from your answers...thanks for coming through as always! Have a great weekend!

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Try Wheelwax!
I got one few mouths ago and it is really reduces the brake dust. Hope this help!
Thanks xlouisx!
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You're welcome!

Here's the Griots Garage Spray On Car wash that I use. (I have no affiliation) Great stuff!

Lots of very good tire dressing out there. Zaino Z16 is great. I also use Griots Garage, Meguiars, etc.
They are all very good. The key is always apply a thin coat, allow the tires to absorb the tire dressing, then wipe off for no sling.

You have a great weekend too!

And in case you didnt see my post on how to clean your engine bay, here it is. Very easy!

How to clean engine and engine bay the easy way

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I have a more simple solution. Take the car up to 100mph and break hard down to zero. Do this three times. Everything will be again clean and shiny.

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