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Old 03-11-2006, 01:02 PM   #1
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excess brake dust on new boxsters

I don't do a lot of hard braking - in fact, I use my clutch and downshifting more to slow my car (unless, of course, someone decides to stop suddenly in the left hand lane - a rather common phenom on soCal freeways) - yet, within a few days of washing my car, my front rims are caked with brake dust.

Is this a Porsche side effect that I'll have to learn to live with or is this something that occurs in the new period (my car is about a month new) that will eventually wear off?

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Old 03-11-2006, 01:39 PM   #2
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Yes, its very common, and it does ease off after a while. My 987 is 6 months old, and now it takes 2-3 weeks to cover the wheels in dust instead of 1

A common and clever tip is next time you wax your car, do the same to you wheels after they are clean - with a good layer or wax on the wheels your break dust will wash quickly off with a quick squirt of a hose (or in the rain!).
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Trhy Rejex on the wheels, instead of regular wax.
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Old 03-11-2006, 02:56 PM   #4
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excellent - thanx and stuff!
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Old 03-13-2006, 11:11 AM   #5
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Everytime I drive my 987 there is always a layer of brake dust on the wheels. I tend to clean it everytime I go out in in. Creature of habit. I have to say it is the only car I have ever liked to clean.
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I notice this more on German cars specifically than others. Think of Audis and Bimmers you've seen with gunmetal gray looking wheels that were actually just dirty. It takes NO-TIME for it to get dirty (and it's worse in the front). It's terrible when a person isn't a clean car freak like us and the wheel is practically black! After a while the wheels get stained.
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Old 03-13-2006, 04:22 PM   #7
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you get allot of dust during the bedding phase of new brake pads.

Michelin makes a brake dust repellent that I've gotten good results from.
I've been using https://986forum.com/forums/finishkareusa.com #425 and FX100 on the paint and have never noticed so much dust repelling. I have it on the wheels now we'll see how it holds up. I've never seen anything so slick. Its like encapsulating the whole car in rubber. You'll notice it each time you close the door and your fingers just slide over paint.

its a good idea to wax the barrell of the wheel too. cuts down on the cleaning time.
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i have a 330i -- i had klassed my rims way back with the oem pads -- still took alot of time to clean 'em -- last summer i did my own pad replacement with mintex redbox pads -- the brake dust went WAY, WAY down -- best diy i ever did -- as i have a newish 987 too, i am still oem on the pads and the weekly brake dust clean takes almost as long as the weekly car wash -- haven't looked in to whether mintex makes a red compatible with the box yet -- maybe i will in 20-30k (but i'm sure y'all will tell me here) -- all this is, as always, fwiw -- brett

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