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Re: funny thing about brake dust.. my experience ( (archive)

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Posted by Paul on November 24, 1999 at 02:08:03:

In Reply to: funny thing about brake dust.. my experience (more posted by rk on November 24, 1999 at 01:41:40:

: I had a real nasty problem w/ brake dust like all you folk when i got my 323i sedan a year ago.. it came with the ugliest rims on earth.. not even rims, basically these tire caps that would turn black from brake dust in 3-4 days.. but about 6 months ago i got the hamann MBII 18' rims and ever since then there is hardly a build-up of brake dust on my rims. Go figure, maybe the spoke design of the hamanns help the brakes 'breathe' more... i also waxed my rims before i put them on with 3m imperial glaze (what i use on my car) and what a difference, I hardly notice any brake dust at all anymore..

: -my input
: rk

If you are using 3M Imperial Hand Glaze as a wax, you are wasting your time. This product is great as a fine oxidation and swirl mark remover, as it has very fine abrasives in also uses oils to "feed" the paint and keep it healthy. Basically, it is a polish. As such, it offers no protection for the paint. For that you would want to use 3M Perfect-it Show Car wax or a similar type of wax or polymer.

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