Re: Baked on brake dust - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > USENET NewsGroups > alt.autos.ford
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-14-2005, 00:03   #1 (permalink)
George Nuetzel
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Baked on brake dust

Jeff,

The first thing I tried when I first bought the car was "Turtle Wax
Foaming
Wheel Cleaner--spray on, hose off, no rubbing." It worked okay on the
relatively flat surfaces but not in the cutouts.

George

Jeff wrote:

> "George Nuetzel" <joanngeo@BCPL.net> wrote in message
> news:429AFDDC.2D2BFD7C@BCPL.net...
> >I have a 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis which I bought used from a Mercury
> > dealer on March 22, 2002. It had about 18,000 miles on it and the
> > remainder of the factory warranty. The car has the alloy wheels and
> > they really get filthy from the brake dust. I do not know if any brake
> > work was done on the car. I tried many different wheel cleaners but the
> > dust in the cutouts is very hard to remove and appears to be baked on.
> > The only way I can get it off is with a wire brush and lots of elbow
> > grease. It takes about a half hour to clean each wheel and even then
> > it's not completely crud-free. Any help would be appreciated.
> >
> > PS I've still got my 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis which I bought new. It
> > now has about 110,000 miles on it and it is still nice to drive around
> > town but not at high speeds because it uses oil. At lower speeds it
> > uses no oil.
> >
> > George from MD

>
> My dad bought some spray on stuff that you just hose off for cleaning brake
> dust. It worked great on my car.
>
> Jeff



  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-26-2005, 11:01   #2 (permalink)
Camtrek
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Baked on brake dust

I found a simple solution, go to the store and get some Brake Clean, some
times Easy Off Oven Cleaner works, I've had great success with that too.

But to add some preventative measures after you get them cleaned you might
want to spray them with PAM no stick spray, you know the stuff of frying
pans, and the brake dust just washes off with water.

Camtrek


"George Nuetzel" <joanngeo@BCPL.net> wrote in message
news:42A04805.770538AC@BCPL.net...
> Jeff,
>
> The first thing I tried when I first bought the car was "Turtle Wax
> Foaming
> Wheel Cleaner--spray on, hose off, no rubbing." It worked okay on the
> relatively flat surfaces but not in the cutouts.
>
> George
>
> Jeff wrote:
>
> > "George Nuetzel" <joanngeo@BCPL.net> wrote in message
> > news:429AFDDC.2D2BFD7C@BCPL.net...
> > >I have a 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis which I bought used from a Mercury
> > > dealer on March 22, 2002. It had about 18,000 miles on it and the
> > > remainder of the factory warranty. The car has the alloy wheels and
> > > they really get filthy from the brake dust. I do not know if any

brake
> > > work was done on the car. I tried many different wheel cleaners but

the
> > > dust in the cutouts is very hard to remove and appears to be baked on.
> > > The only way I can get it off is with a wire brush and lots of elbow
> > > grease. It takes about a half hour to clean each wheel and even then
> > > it's not completely crud-free. Any help would be appreciated.
> > >
> > > PS I've still got my 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis which I bought new.

It
> > > now has about 110,000 miles on it and it is still nice to drive around
> > > town but not at high speeds because it uses oil. At lower speeds it
> > > uses no oil.
> > >
> > > George from MD

> >
> > My dad bought some spray on stuff that you just hose off for cleaning

brake
> > dust. It worked great on my car.
> >
> > Jeff

>
>



  Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2005, 06:01   #3 (permalink)
George Nuetzel
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Baked on brake dust

Thanks, I think I'll give that a try.

George

Camtrek wrote:

> I found a simple solution, go to the store and get some Brake Clean, some
> times Easy Off Oven Cleaner works, I've had great success with that too.
>
> But to add some preventative measures after you get them cleaned you might
> want to spray them with PAM no stick spray, you know the stuff of frying
> pans, and the brake dust just washes off with water.
>
> Camtrek
>
> "George Nuetzel" <joanngeo@BCPL.net> wrote in message
> news:42A04805.770538AC@BCPL.net...
> > Jeff,
> >
> > The first thing I tried when I first bought the car was "Turtle Wax
> > Foaming
> > Wheel Cleaner--spray on, hose off, no rubbing." It worked okay on the
> > relatively flat surfaces but not in the cutouts.
> >
> > George
> >
> > Jeff wrote:
> >
> > > "George Nuetzel" <joanngeo@BCPL.net> wrote in message
> > > news:429AFDDC.2D2BFD7C@BCPL.net...
> > > >I have a 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis which I bought used from a Mercury
> > > > dealer on March 22, 2002. It had about 18,000 miles on it and the
> > > > remainder of the factory warranty. The car has the alloy wheels and
> > > > they really get filthy from the brake dust. I do not know if any

> brake
> > > > work was done on the car. I tried many different wheel cleaners but

> the
> > > > dust in the cutouts is very hard to remove and appears to be baked on.
> > > > The only way I can get it off is with a wire brush and lots of elbow
> > > > grease. It takes about a half hour to clean each wheel and even then
> > > > it's not completely crud-free. Any help would be appreciated.
> > > >
> > > > PS I've still got my 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis which I bought new.

> It
> > > > now has about 110,000 miles on it and it is still nice to drive around
> > > > town but not at high speeds because it uses oil. At lower speeds it
> > > > uses no oil.
> > > >
> > > > George from MD
> > >
> > > My dad bought some spray on stuff that you just hose off for cleaning

> brake
> > > dust. It worked great on my car.
> > >
> > > Jeff

> >
> >




  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > USENET NewsGroups > alt.autos.ford



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:45.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.