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Old 06-03-2011, 08:57 PM   #1
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:21 AM   #2
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I just bought this stuff. We'll see how it does with brake dust. I have Stoptech pads up front which are fairly dusty. I'll try to report back after I apply this stuff and drive around for a few days.

I also go up to the NC mountains pretty frequently and drive a lot on dusty gravel roads. Hopefully this stuff will help repel that dirt as well.

I think this stuff will probably keep the dirt off from roads and gravel etc. but the brake dust being heated and much more fine material will still be an issue. We shall find out.
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:11 PM   #3
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Does anyone know if this would negatively effect powdercoated wheels?
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:00 AM   #4
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^^I'm sure it will be fine, most products now are safe for coated wheels. Read the back of the can to be sure though.
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:03 PM   #5
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:02 AM   #6
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Just use some Sonax full-effect wheel cleaner and Collinite-845 sealer...done.
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:36 PM   #7
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I had no idea they had this stuff.
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:22 AM   #8
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I've used this product on rotas and volks. it's been safe and it really does make them easier to clean, and they stay cleaner longer .. great product
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:47 PM   #9
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ok i have to say the first video was pretty F**king Cool!
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Old 09-16-2011, 03:37 AM   #10
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it's so nice information that i got from this...i usually clean my wheels with water when i'm at home.thanks for this!!!





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Old 09-16-2011, 08:33 AM   #11
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Sorta wonder if it would leave any residue if you spray the whole car down with it lol. Alot easier than waxing.
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:21 AM   #12
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I tried it on my powdercoated wheels. My wheels have flakes that change colors at different angles of light. Not using armorall wheel protectant anymore because it just added a hazy layer that didn't really help my specific wheel color. But had a friend use it on neon green powdercoated wheels and it does wonders for him
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:25 PM   #13
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Sorta wonder if it would leave any residue if you spray the whole car down with it lol. Alot easier than waxing.

yeah, i was going to ask the same thing. it may not look as good as polishing/waxing, but if it's made for wheels, it'll probably be a lot more durable than a layer of wax for certain body panels like side skirts/rocker panels, front bumper/lip, rear view mirrors, hood, etc. has anyone tried it?
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:25 PM   #14
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I didnt even know they made this.
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:44 PM   #15
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ah, but will it make brake dust easy to spray off?
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:37 AM   #16
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I use Black Magic Wheel Cleaner (23 oz spray bottle) and it works just fine at keeping the brake dust at bay. No haze on my 11 WRX's stock wheels and it makes it easy to wipe off the brake dust. It looks like this aerosol can won't last for more than 3 sets of wheels. On the other hand I've been using the same Black Magic bottle on 12 sets of wheels and the container is still over half full.
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:06 AM   #17
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The first video SOLD me on this product.
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:12 AM   #18
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I use Black Magic Wheel Cleaner (23 oz spray bottle) and it works just fine at keeping the brake dust at bay. No haze on my 11 WRX's stock wheels and it makes it easy to wipe off the brake dust. It looks like this aerosol can won't last for more than 3 sets of wheels. On the other hand I've been using the same Black Magic bottle on 12 sets of wheels and the container is still over half full.
no offense dude, but you're comparing a cleaner to a protectant. of course the cleaner doesn't leave a haze on your wheels.. of course the cleaner products going to go further then a liquid spray from aerosol. its adding a psuedo clearcoat so I could see certain powdercoats with color flakes not popping as much with a new layer of protection over it.

our stock 11' wrx pads aren't really creating any noticeable dust compared to brembo setups and aftermarket pads, either. I had a 2011 camaro SS w/ brembos and I drove the $hit out of it before I traded it in, and this stuff really kept the dust off of the wheels. what did get onto the wheels hosed right off. I'm glad you found a product that works for you .. but this armor all stuff is something you apply like three times a year and it just makes wheel maintenance easier. trust me, when I have this stuff on my volks, I literally just hose them off. I never have to scrub.

apples to oranges ..
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:27 AM   #19
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no offense taken; you made excellent points. i guess $7 is not much to pay for a small experiment that could possibly save a lot of time cleaning dirty wheels.
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Old 10-01-2011, 08:19 PM   #20
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Figured I bump this cause I saw alot of subie owners cleaning their rims today at the meet.
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:04 PM   #21
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i use wheelwax. it works good and smells like pina coladas.
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Old 10-02-2011, 02:19 AM   #22
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After watching the videos, I'm going to run to Pep Boys or somewhere else to get one tomorrow. Man! If it really works, it will save me so much pain in the ass to clean my wheels every week! Right now itt gets covered by brake dust two days after cleaning it...
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:05 PM   #23
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After watching the videos, I'm going to run to Pep Boys or somewhere else to get one tomorrow. Man! If it really works, it will save me so much pain in the ass to clean my wheels every week! Right now itt gets covered by brake dust two days after cleaning it...
it really does help. make sure the wheels are totally clean and dry. put a couple heavy coats on and make sure you dont miss any spots. let it dry a few hours. the spots you miss will be dirty while the rest will stay clean.
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:29 AM   #24
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I just tried it. let's see how it will work out for my wheels
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:32 PM   #25
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I tried it 2x, doesn't work but I have very dusty pads. I run gold Rota Tarmac 2's and I like them clean but I have really dusty pads.

You spray it on and have to let it dry. If it's not rainy outside it seems to reduce the accumulation of dust on the wheels and it does seem to make the wheels easy to clean. You can get most of the dust off just with a quick spray off.

However, if it rains the stuff seems to make my wheels get dusty like 4x as fast than if I just left my wheels with nothing on them. It rains here somewhat frequently so I've given up.

The best thing to do is either get low dust pads, or if you have high dust pads, wax your wheels and clean them every couple of days. Outside of getting your wheels permanently coated with some expensive dupont teflon coating, those seem to be the only options.

Anyone want to buy a slightly used set of Stoptech front pads for 06/07 wrx (WRX Red calipers)?
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