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Brake Dust Removal

Hello,

Has anyone got any recommendations of effective products to shift brake dust?

Is there anything non-acidic that will make removing lots of horrible brake dust? or will i have to use an acidic product cos id rather not if poss.

This dust is a real pig to shift so I need something hard core without being too harsh.

will clay work?

Anyone know owt?

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Hello,

Has anyone got any recommendations of effective products to shift brake dust?

Is there anything non-acidic that will make removing lots of horrible brake dust? or will i have to use an acidic product cos id rather not if poss.

This dust is a real pig to shift so I need something hard core without being too harsh.

will clay work?

Anyone know owt?

Cheers
Allright mate, i havnt used this yet but put a thread up about it and 10.500rpm has used it and posted his findings in the same thread with photos of it in action. Its called AQuartz Iron Cut and is pH balanced.
https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/car-d...-iron-cut.html
Watch the vid in the link and you'll get an idea. Other than this there is VP Bilberry Safe Wheel Cleaner which is non acidic BUT alkaline so its can still be naughty if you know what i mean. Theres also DJ Mellow Yellow which uses an intelligent acid (their words) to attack just the brake dust and not your wheels. Other option as youve pointed out is claying.
Hope this helps bud. The Aquartz Iron Cut is available from Aquartz Iron Cut 500ml
or DW samples section Detailing World in 50ml to try 1st and the others are available from North East Detailing n Pelton not far from the Church Mouse.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP7ZHr-vfu8
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Allright mate, i havnt used this yet but put a thread up about it and 10.500rpm has used it and posted his findings in the same thread with photos of it in action. Its called AQuartz Iron Cut and is pH balanced.
https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/car-d...-iron-cut.html
Watch the vid in the link and you'll get an idea. Other than this there is VP Bilberry Safe Wheel Cleaner which is non acidic BUT alkaline so its can still be naughty if you know what i mean. Theres also DJ Mellow Yellow which uses an intelligent acid (their words) to attack just the brake dust and not your wheels. Other option as youve pointed out is claying.
Hope this helps bud. The Aquartz Iron Cut is available from Aquartz Iron Cut 500ml
or DW samples section Detailing World in 50ml to try 1st and the others are available from North East Detailing n Pelton not far from the Church Mouse.
Another vid
YouTube - Iron Cut Paint Decontamination
Hope this helps mate, Phil
Nice one, Cheers Phil. Just had a read and watch and that Iron Cut looks like its got a good chance of doing he trick.
I think ill have to try some. Total bonus if it is that easy to use too.

I think ill order some tomorrow.
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Have you tried Paraffin
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I use YouTube - Cillit bang techno remix , with good results , mainly 'cos its easily available !
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As i say BAcon there is the option of a 50ml sample from Chris @ CPT in the Detailing World Sample section if you want to try it first.
Its also available hear in its original packaging...
Aquartz Iron Cut - 50ml sample
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Have you tried the readily available Autoglym Custom Wheel Cleaner?
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Good call Roswell, its worth a try and as you say is in Halfords. Only thing i would say is against Bilberry its not very good value. VP Bilberry is around £8 for a 1 ltr concentrate bottle and can be diluted 1:10 or more so your getting an awfull lot of product per pound. That said if you do the wheels and seal them (i think you have CXG wheel guard Bacon) then it should just be a shampoo from there on in.
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G3 got the brake dust out of the paintwork on my old 3 litre.
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Ironcut works really fast, by the time you have finished applying it to a wheels (10-15 seconds) the first section you applied it to will have turned purple.

As for safe wheel cleaners, if you have stuff lying about a good strong APC and degreaser mix is a good safe place to start. P21S gel is my preferred wheel cleaner, safe but strong. It's the only one that I can think of which can be is garunteed to be safe enough for use on fussy calipers found on supercars. I prefer acidic wheel cleaners to alkaline ones too becuse they're less corrosive on bare alloy (kerb marks), always a last resort though.
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get them ultra clean once, use whatever you like, then polish/seal them.
i did this 12months ago, nothing sticks to them now.
i've just finished some custom wheels stuff, didn't find it that good. just got some bilberry stuff, am yet to use it. only need wheel cleaner for when mates come round to clean their cars.
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hi mate ref brake dust removal i use oven cleaner the mr muscle foam in a can works a treat !!
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I have been using Muc-Off wheel cleaner and it works fine for me.
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Oven cleaner is extremely harsh and can really damage your clearcoat. Alloy wheel cleaners are a last resort. The only one I ever use is the Sonax one which can be left to dwell.
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Hi, thanls for your replies.
Quick update... that IronCut has arrived but i havent had time to try it yet. The smell of it nearly made me bork though, not nice.

Im away on me jollies for a bit so wont get chance to try it for a few weeks.

Does anyone know if the IronCut will affect whatever polish/wax/sealant I have on my wheels or body work?

In the meantime, the other day, I borrowed some of my mates 'Turtle Wax - Ice' Turtle Wax - ICE Wheel & Tire Cleaner and it worked a treat TBH. Shifted the brake dust straight away with minimal effort from myself. Bonus
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It has removed waxes but some sealents won't let it penetrate (so it does **** all beside bead and roll off )

Remove any wax/ sealents using the usual methods from any area that you need the ironcut to work and it may or may not remove your existing lsp from other areas. It's a weird one because it removes some acrylic based sealents and not others
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Have you tried Paraffin
Used paraffin since owning a moped. Great for cleaning carbs and calipers.

My granddad taught me that, and he used it from Spitfires to his Vincent Blackshadow. Good enough for me, and cheaper.
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