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Re: Brake dust question (archive)

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Posted by dbruce on February 08, 2000 at 18:50:57:

In Reply to: Re: Brake dust question posted by NuG on February 07, 2000 at 22:29:20:

Switched the rear to MM some 7000 miles ago. First thousand they made a slight squeak noise at light braking. Now they are silent.

They do make some brake dust......just alot less and it is hard to see because it's tan.

Since the rotors are generally replaced after a pad change (if you leave the pads till they wear out) rotor wear should not be a problem.

: 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?

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: : 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




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