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Old 03-15-2012, 04:19 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by kakashi_sensi View Post
can someone post up links on where to buy sonax and iron x products? has both of the products.

Amazon carries Sonax, not iron-X
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:50 AM   #22
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Use Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner. Will clean any brake dust.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:42 PM   #23
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I have a chunk of buildup of brake dust on my front wheels. It is baked on to the wheel.

I had someone tell me with an abrasive compound and a toothbrush, I can get maybe 75% of it off with a lot of time and patience.
Another person told me, there is a heavy duty acetone, that you put on the brake dust, and it scrubs right off with a tooth brush. Acetone sounds dangerous for paint to me.

Any insights?

My 2nd option would be to plasti-dip my wheels to cover up the nasty brake dust. Would the brake dust affect the outcome of the look of the wheels after being pasti-dipped?
May sound stupid, but have you tried wheel cleaners? They work wonders for me. Spray it on, let it sit for about 45- 60 seconds, and then wipe it off with a toothbrush and rinse.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:03 AM   #24
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Yea they work if you have fresh brake dust from a week.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:08 PM   #25
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once you clean your wheels, it might be advisable to invest in some low dusting pads... just sayin.
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