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Old 05-02-2005, 05:15 PM   #1
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Michelin Brake Dust Repellent

Anyone try this new product? I bought one to try. It was really easy to use (easier than applying wax). Just spray it on and wipe it. It really makes the wheels shine. But I'm not sure how effective it is at preventing dust. I haven't driven the car enought since I've applied it to see the results.

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Old 05-02-2005, 06:24 PM   #2
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Anyone try this new product? I bought one to try. It was really easy to use (easier than applying wax). Just spray it on and wipe it. It really makes the wheels shine. But I'm not sure how effective it is at preventing dust. I haven't driven the car enought since I've applied it to see the results.

Where did you buy it? I have never seen it on the shelves here in Cali. I might give it a try once my Wheel Wax is done.
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Old 05-03-2005, 01:55 AM   #3
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I got it in Toronto Canada. Here's more info:

http://www.petroferm.com/michelin/products.htm

There's acutally a 3 step kit. The brake dust repellent is step 3. I didn't try the other products (used Maguires wheel cleaner instead). The dust repellent sprays on like a clear liquid, then foams up. You wait for 15 seconds and wipe it right off. It's quite neat...I hope it will really work.
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Old 05-03-2005, 12:50 PM   #4
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Old 05-03-2005, 01:12 PM   #5
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I'd be interested to. Keep us posted.
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Old 05-03-2005, 09:31 PM   #6
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I'm testing it too right now. Will report back in a few days.
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Old 05-03-2005, 10:12 PM   #7
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let me know the results of this. seems interesting.

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Old 05-04-2005, 06:17 PM   #8
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i'd like to know the results of this too!
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Old 05-04-2005, 06:50 PM   #9
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Old 05-05-2005, 12:42 AM   #10
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I wanna know, I wanna know...this could be the solution!
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Old 05-05-2005, 03:26 PM   #11
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I wanna know, I wanna know...this could be the solution!
So far, the wheels are shiny...obviously, since I haven't even driven the car yet! I don't drive it to work so I haven't been able to test anything. But on the weekend, I'll do more driving and the weather is suppose to be nice in TO.....then we'll know.

I'll keep you all posted.
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I saw it at Canadian Tire (Canadian version of Autozone). I'll try it today.
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Old 05-07-2005, 03:25 PM   #13
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So I finally did some driving so here's the scoop on this product. Basically, after driving, I did notice dust. However, the buildup seems less than using normal wax and simply wiping the rims removes them.

I give it a thumbs up , not because it can prevent dust buildup entirely (I don't think that's possible) but because of the following reasons I have noticed:

- Big plus is how easy it is to apply. Just spray and wipe off. This is way easier than using wax.
- The shine is terrific. My rims have a wet shine, which I really like.
- Dust buildup seems less than using wax although still present if you look closely after driving. But from a distance, the rims just shine.
- Cleaning is easier too.....just wipe and the dust is gone.

I give it an 8/10. But note that this is only my first impression....I will continue to use it and I hope on the long run, the rims are just as easy to maintain.
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i just put some on. I'll let ya'll know how it goes
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drove to Ajax from Toronto after I put it on then drove around Ajax in the day yesterday. I drove downtown this morning and back home (total of 130 Km) and there is very little brake dust!
I"m impressed and sold!
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Old 05-19-2005, 10:23 PM   #17
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It's been 2 weeks, I am less than impressed. The first week it repelled dust better than nothing, but similar to Klasse and Zaino. 2nd week, the dust was normal and my wheels are currently black. Durability just seems lacking big time. I think the only solution is dustless pads.
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Thanks for the report GKGreen, I'll just stick to good ol' fashion wax, and a little soap/water.

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helpful thread i saw this somewhere once and i was about to buy it but wanted more info ..
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it repelled the dust for 3 days. Thats good enough for me. My car doesn't go without a shower for more than 3 days. And when you do wash the rims the dust runs off so easy with just water !!!!
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