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Is brake dust corrosive?

Put Bendix Ultimates on and ridiculous amount of brake dust on front wheels (sure shows where the braking effort is). Snowflakes. If it sits there for a while, like a fortnight or a few weeks (I'm not into washing it every week), does it do any damage?
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As far as i'm aware it's not corrosive, just that if you leave it longer there it'd be harder to clean the wheels.

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Doesn't do any damage to the wheels, if you have it there for a long time it's good to have a mag cleaner ( spay on ) and a bottlebrush to give it a good scrub.
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If the brake dust is hot and in contact with the wheels it can cause pitting of the wheel surface. Especially metallic pads that have fe or cu bases.

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