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Old 11-09-2002, 03:02   #1 (permalink)
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confused Shiny Simmons Dish-es

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I got me a set of OM's on my Fairlane - problem is, I got them about 18 months ago, and well, I almost sick to death of polishing the bloody rims!! Yep, one drive after polishing and the brake dust bites in to through the Autosol and leaves a rotten mark, especially if water gets on them!! Some, anyone, must have a solution to this...

How the hell do you keep the rim spanking clean? Is there a clear coating that you can put on it or something?!?!
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Old 11-14-2002, 01:14   #2 (permalink)
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OK - I take no-one else has this problem? Or does everyone else just put up with it?
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I got a set of polished rims.. never had brake dust biting into em....
i just use autosol about ever 3-4months, to keep looking tops.

I do notice a few stains.. but i just live with it. Usually goes off after using autosol anyways.

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Old 11-14-2002, 01:53   #4 (permalink)
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You can spray them with clear it works well but eventualy starts to peal and it dont look too good at all.Iwould recomend that you get those brake dust plates that go on between your rim and the rotor they are quiet effective.
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yeah but the only bad bit about them is they look crap
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Old 11-14-2002, 01:58   #6 (permalink)
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Chubbz - I have to Autosol nearly every w/e!!

LowHo - I've got 17" dust covers already - still seems to get on them!?!?! Buggered if I know what to do widem!

Think I'll look at the pads - speak to a few people and see what gives...

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get new pads that might help !!!!??
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Yeah, i'd be going with the 'new pads' idea too.
Since I put a set of Bendix Ultimates, which are supposed to have 'excellent' (thats from the box) dusting. I'm beginning to believe that means that they dust my wheels excellently
Before that I never had a problem. Otherwise keep cleaning them :sad:
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I have Bendix performax on the back and std on the front and only the back wheels dust up. The fronts are sparkling clear.

I'd say bendix are pulling themselves.

I have ROH shadow chrome mags so its not that noticable when they dust.
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