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In a desperate attempt to try to prevent the instant build-up of brake dust and tar/crap etc on the TDI's alloys I spent two hours doing the following this afternoon: Thorough wash of wheels (second one in two days). Then a tar remover application to get any little specs of tar off. Next was a 'Super Resin Polish' application to smooth the surface of the paint. Lastly an application of Autoglym 'High Gloss Protection', a wax solution, in the hope of fending off the crap for as long as possible. The wheels will still get a weekly clean but hopefully this will not be too much of a drama now.

Apart from not driving the car, what else can I do?
 

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Get some EBC Greenstuff pads that don't (or at least are not supposed to) create brake dust. Can't do much about the tar spots though.
 

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what about centrifugal protectors,they open out when driving over 20mph creating a barier between the brakes and the wheel
 

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Avin the same problem myself,Feel like i am polishing them away every week im out there polishing,never mind worth it in the long run i suppose
 

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i was gonna de-tar mine till i hit a kerb due to the angle of the road while parking and took a chunk out my spoke! still maybe when i get new tyres i will get new alloys!

just keep them well waxed.
 

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Quote: posted by W36 EJO on 25/03/2005 20:21:02

Get some EBC Greenstuff pads that don't (or at least are not supposed to) create brake dust. Can't do much about the tar spots though.

Ah I wondered if such a thing was available, thanks for that.
 

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Just get yourself a decent wheel cleaner like Virosol or MC2 and you won't have to spend most of your life (like you lot seem to be!!) looking after your wheels..
 

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Quote: posted by Irish on 26/03/2005 16:07:18

Just get yourself a decent wheel cleaner like Virosol or MC2 and you won't have to spend most of your life (like you lot seem to be!!) looking after your wheels..

As Irish said.

However keep your wheels waxed too because it makes it harder for the dust / tar to bind to the alloys and thus much easier to clean.
 

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However keep your wheels waxed too because it makes it harder for the dust / tar to bind to the alloys and thus much easier to clean.

Well it worked really well. A quick wash over with a J-cloth and they are spotless!
 

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Jonnie, that sounds great! Not a product I have seen in Halfords yet but must be worth a try, I will try and find it. Thanks for the info.
 

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i use industrial cleaner on my wheels used it on the accord i had for 3 years no problems do a 40/60 mix spray it on wash it off as quick as that and gets the lot off looks like its melting all the grease everything clean to the poing it you put your finger through the wheel onto the brakes you get no black mark on your finger at all and only ?8 a gallon
 

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I use Mer Wicked Wheel Wax, its available from Halfords and its not too expensive.

I have recently used the new Trutle Wax Wheel cleaner and polish and protect kit. The cleaner was no better than Wonder Wheels. The 'polish and protect' kit consists of a tube of polish which then needs to be followed up with some trigger spray wax. Its a better result than Mer but takes twice as long. The polish removes tar spots well, its still a pain on Monty II's

I would be interested to know if anyone has used Mer WWW and how it compares to http://www.alloywheelwax.com/

I've heard of this stuff, its not cheap and I don't know how good it is

http://www.wheelwax.com/
 

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Hmmm, I am not convinced by wheel wax to be homest, I really doubt they are any different to that you use on the paint work.
 

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Think the wax may be slightly softer but I suspect you are correct. However it hasn't stopped me getting some! I've been using Grand Turismo Wheelwax in liquid form for the best part of a year and as long as you keep it applied every month then the build up of brake dust is minimal.
 
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