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brake dust/stained mags

Hello , i posted this post in the welcome section. i believe it should have been in this section.

question for any one with more experience then me. My chrome mags are yellow cause of the brake dust that is released. I live in Montreal so i can't get those mags as cleaned as i hoped to. The winter months don't permit me to drive around with a clean car. Will the chrome mags remain stained? Other same model jeeps i see on the road don't have any . I used to drive a Durango which also had chrome mags and those breaks never released and brake dust.

Is it possible that my jeep came with an inferior quality brake pad ? Has anyone else experienced this issue?

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Old 03-15-2014, 07:58 AM
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Re: brake dust/stained mags

As long as you haven't used any aggressive cleaners on the wheels they should clean right up. The aluminum wheels are clear coated, similar to the Jeep itself. Use the same soap you use to wash the car. After all, you are washing a form of plastic.

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Re: brake dust/stained mags

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Re: brake dust/stained mags

Brake dust build up is the result of the friction makeup. If they're OE pads when was the last time the tires were rotated? The OE pads should be ceramic which minimize the appearance of brake dust.
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Re: brake dust/stained mags

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As long as you haven't used any aggressive cleaners on the wheels they should clean right up. The aluminum wheels are clear coated, similar to the Jeep itself. Use the same soap you use to wash the car. After all, you are washing a form of plastic.

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Nope, they are stained for good unless the proper chemical compound and process is used to remove it. The contamination on the wheels are tiny particles of brake pad metal embedded in the wheel metal. Normal soap and water, wheel cleaners, polishes won't work.

This is what has to be done. Have fun, it sucks!
Anyone else getting wheel corrosion?
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The srt pads are ultra high performance pads and they will have heavy dust.
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Re: brake dust/stained mags

Heavy duty pads are usually comprised of Carbon Metallic. Very dirty dusting.
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Brake dust build up is the result of the friction makeup. If they're OE pads when was the last time the tires were rotated? The OE pads should be ceramic which minimize the appearance of brake dust.
Thx for the info, I haven't rotated anything yet cause it's only six months old.
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The OE pads should be ceramic which minimize the appearance of brake dust.
They aren't ceramic, that's their problem. The OE pads are very soft to provide better pedal feel. Using ceramics ( as I have) gives you the same performance in braking, but the "feel" is a bit different. Mine now have a nice progressive bite, where as the OE seemed to bite harder earlier.
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They aren't ceramic, that's their problem. The OE pads are very soft to provide better pedal feel. Using ceramics ( as I have) gives you the same performance in braking, but the "feel" is a bit different. Mine now have a nice progressive bite, where as the OE seemed to bite harder earlier.
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Re: brake dust/stained mags

I live in Mtl as well and my jeep has the black chrome mags, i have it handwashed every second or third day never used harsh chemicals or degreaser wheel cleaner before but last week both my front mags were turning yellow. My buddies own a carwash and 2 of their guys spent 20 min. each scrubbing with mild soap those mags to no effect. Finally the last resort was degreaser, soft sponge and rinse thoroughly. Mags are like new now.
Guess every fourth or fifth wash degreaser should be used. PS don't do this in summer or if the mags are hot and don't let the degreaser sit more then 30 seconds on each wheel. After rinsing you might have to repeat the process.
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I live in Mtl as well and my jeep has the black chrome mags, i have it handwashed every second or third day never used harsh chemicals or degreaser wheel cleaner before but last week both my front mags were turning yellow. My buddies own a carwash and 2 of their guys spent 20 min. each scrubbing with mild soap those mags to no effect. Finally the last resort was degreaser, soft sponge and rinse thoroughly. Mags are like new now. Guess every fourth or fifth wash degreaser should be used. PS don't do this in summer or if the mags are hot and don't let the degreaser sit more then 30 seconds on each wheel. After rinsing you might have to repeat the process.
Thx for the tip Keyser. I think the secret is to wash them as often as possible. I like the degreaser idea.

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