In Reply to: Re: Brake dust question posted by NuG on February 07, 2000 at 22:29:20:
My metal masters make no noise at all. Zero, Zip, Nada, nothin... I've had them on for 30K miles now. I had them on my last car (Audi) for over 150K miles without a peep. The noise thing is way overblown as none of my friends have problems either. Others say the rotors wear faster. No problems seen here, but I don't race.
If you live in a real cold climate (<10F), the metalmasters are indeed scary during the first stop of the day (I used to live on a steep hill in New England). Still, that's not a problem if you ride the brake for a few feet on super cold days. The benefits outweigh the bad stuff. Others say they use pads that are just as good. Great. My point is: there's no need to put up with stock pads and all that ugly dust.
: Degreaser works well... Anyways, those metalmaster brake pads, i heard they squeak more because it is made of a more metallic compand than the stock organic compound? is this true?
: : I found the citrus degreasers work great on brake dust. Get Simple Green or other similar stuff. Spray it on, let it sit a few minutes, brush and rinse. After it's clean, shine the wheels with car wax and it will be easy to clean next time.
: : An even better solution is to switch to MetalMaster brake pads. They make essentially no brake dust, they work well, and they are inexpensive. This is the first thing I changed when I got my car. Don't wait till the stock pads wear out; do it now. Check any issue of Roundel or European Car for ads.
: : Good luck,
: : ...bill