In Reply to: BRAKE DUST, BRAKE DUST, BRAKE DUST !!!! HELP posted by PAUL on November 23, 1999 at 20:43:46:
German cars have brake dust problems because the material in the pads contains graphite. Some aftermarket pads, most notably the Repco Metalmasters don't, and therefore make much less dust.
I don't know what purpose the graphite serves, or if getting rid of it will cause any problems. However, getting rid of it will greatly reduce brake dust.