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Baked on brake dust

Post by dazthephot » Tue 02 Jul, 2019 22:54

I’ve tried the normal off the shelf Halfords cleaners but my wheels are in a terrible state. I’m keen to avoid a full refurb of each wheel until I’ve tried something proper.

So are there any cleaners that actually work?


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Re: Baked on brake dust

Post by LaRy » Wed 03 Jul, 2019 07:29

Use Autosol and a cloth! Hard work. If you can't buy/find Autosol, it is a cream for polishing chrome. Anything to make chrome shine again will work. I've used Autosol with good result.

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Re: Baked on brake dust

Post by zaksdad » Wed 03 Jul, 2019 07:54

buy g101 water it down rub in wash off

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Re: Baked on brake dust

Post by motco » Thu 04 Jul, 2019 14:44

Bilt Hamber Autowheel https://www.bilthamber.com/auto-wheel is brilliant! Spray it on, wait until it's purple, hose it off. Done.

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Re: Baked on brake dust

Post by bentley-boy » Thu 04 Jul, 2019 21:18

Cheap oven cleaner from the pound shop, works great!

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Re: Baked on brake dust

Post by dazthephot » Fri 05 Jul, 2019 09:20

Ah thanks guys much appreciated. As for oven cleaner who’d have thought!!!

It seems that most of the valeters use wonder wheels but only if they have to. I thought it was just another consumer product that didn’t work.

I’ll try your suggestions first though.


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Re: Baked on brake dust

Post by dazthephot » Fri 05 Jul, 2019 09:21

motco wrote:Bilt Hamber Autowheel https://www.bilthamber.com/auto-wheel is brilliant! Spray it on, wait until it's purple, hose it off. Done.

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That’s a nice wheel. Not a Zed wheel though???


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Re: Baked on brake dust

Post by motco » Fri 05 Jul, 2019 15:02

It is an OEM Z4M Coupé wheel. It was very badly marked with brake dust and the Bilt Hamber stuff simply dissolved it off. I did several sets:

My X-Type Jaguar winter tyre wheels which were very second hand
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and my son's track day wheels - also fairly rough.

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A pro job... for export to Australia where it now lives.

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Re: Baked on brake dust

Post by dazthephot » Fri 05 Jul, 2019 21:45

Oooh nice, very nice


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Re: Baked on brake dust

Post by dazthephot » Sun 07 Jul, 2019 18:39

Quick product review. Wonder wheels is useless. Time for the bilt hamber.


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