Re: Baked on brake dust
Thanks, I think I'll give that a try.
> 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.
> "George Nuetzel" <joanngeo@BCPL.net> wrote in message
> > 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
> > > > work was done on the car. I tried many different wheel cleaners but
> > > > 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.
> > > > 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
> > > dust. It worked great on my car.
> > >
> > > Jeff