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Old 03-22-2006, 10:40 PM   #43
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If you have the Wenol polishes thats a great start because this will help you remove the water marks and clean the surface. It sounds like you may have a sensative wheel towards temperature (of brake dust) or some other element found in your regular driving. I would then seal it in with 2x coats of Poorboy's World Wheel Sealant or apply Wheel Wax. This should help keep the brake dust from hitting the wheel at several hundred degrees and sizziling there. Even if you clean it very well after your still getting that initial sizzle of the brake dust where damage occurs. Also make sure your cleaning are done with wheel safe tools, like clean microfiber towels. Some brushes are too harsh on the surface and can easily scratch, I generally don't recommend them for wheels. Tell us a little more about your cleaning process and driving conditions and hopefully I can provide some more insight on causes/prevention of this problem.

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