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Old 03-16-2018, 09:51 PM   #1
Slowride8g
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Default Best way to clean 18 sti wheels/brakes

What is the best tool to clean the Brembos on the 2018 sti without having to take all the wheels off every time?

Doing my first major detail on the car and not so sure...
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Old 03-17-2018, 11:44 AM   #2
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I use a boar hair bush and Chemical guys wheel woolie . They work good, but I bought them onsale for 16 bucks, normal price is like 60.
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Old 03-17-2018, 04:12 PM   #3
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Sonax wheel cleaner works great, smells but eats away a lot of the brake dust. Look on auto geek for wheel brushes. They have a ton of different ones.
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Old 03-18-2018, 03:38 PM   #4
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Sonax wheel cleaner works great, smells but eats away a lot of the brake dust. Look on auto geek for wheel brushes. They have a ton of different ones.
+1 for Sonax Full Effect. That stuff is fantastic. Another option would be something like Car Pro Iron X.
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Old 03-19-2018, 11:28 PM   #5
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Car pro iron x
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Old 03-20-2018, 11:38 PM   #6
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I use meguiars d143 tire and wheel cleaner. Itís ~$22 for 1 gallon used at 2:1 ratio. Because of the high pH, it cuts on brake dust and road grime very well. I have used sonax but for $20/bottle it is expensive and it doesnít do any better than d143. I have also tried griots fallout remover which use to be called heady duty wheel cleaner and it is similar to sonax but at $13/bottle for 32 oz, it is a better bargain.

Like mentioned earlier, use a wheel Woolie or similar to get at barrels and behind spokes. Use a mf mit or boars hair brush to get at face of rim. If done weekly, those 2 brushes and car soap will be enough...thatís coming from someone with white wheels, brembos, and hawk hp+ pads
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Old 03-25-2018, 03:01 PM   #7
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I like a dish washing sponge with the plastic net for getting any tough asphalt spots. Gentle enough but also will take off grime with a little elbow grease.
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Old 04-05-2018, 06:52 PM   #8
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Definitely get some sort of brush with a handle, makes it so much easier. Also consider waxing the calipers, helps prevent buildup and makes it easier to clean.
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Old 04-06-2018, 12:47 AM   #9
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i use soft brush and turtle wax. armor all tire also gives tires shine.
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:40 PM   #10
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Ive used wheel sealants in the past to help keep the brake dust down. Might be able to apply something like that to the calipers.
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Old 04-19-2018, 01:46 PM   #11
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I second car pro Iron-x. You will still need something to agitate like a boars hair brush especially to get into the lug nut areas, but it works great.
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Old 05-01-2018, 12:05 PM   #12
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Meguiar's Wheel Brightener diluted to either 4:1 or 10:1.
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Old 05-07-2018, 03:33 PM   #13
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Also consider waxing the calipers, helps prevent buildup and makes it easier to clean.
Wax wont just burn off when the calipers heat up?
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Old 05-08-2018, 10:01 AM   #14
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Iron X user here. Smelly but works really well. Waxing your wheels is also a good practice. I've never waxed a caliper, so can't speak to that.
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:21 PM   #15
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I use Sonax Full Effect + a Speedmaster Jr brush + a ceramic coating on the wheels (which makes the brush mostly unnecessary except to clean calipers). Sonax Plus is supposedly a more concentrated version of Full Effect. D143 is a helluva good value.
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:31 PM   #16
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I use Sonax Full Effect + a Speedmaster Jr brush + a ceramic coating on the wheels (which makes the brush mostly unnecessary except to clean calipers). Sonax Plus is supposedly a more concentrated version of Full Effect. D143 is a helluva good value.
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