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Just wondering if other Z51 owners are experiencing problems with brake dust. If I take a 10 mile ride,my car has to be wiped down to remove all the brake dust. I'm considering changing my pads to some Carbotech 1521 ceramic pads. I've heard they perform as good or better than the OE's with 75% less dust. I'm also afraid with this much dust it will cause problems with the chrome rims. Does anyone know the composition of the factory Z51 pads?

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My car has this issue as well. I have to clean my Black painted wheels every week :(
 

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Hello Booie: I think you will find that most asbestus(sp) brake pads will leave dust on your wheels no matter what kind of car you have. The answer to the problem is as you have already spoke of is the ceramic pads. There will be no dust but you do run the riusk of noisy brakes when doing mostly city driving. My ZR1 had had no brake dust to speak of and it had ceramic composite rotors as well as pads. But boy were they noisy, to the point that I was embarrassed when I pulled up to a red light. I had to down shift and slow the car right down before braking to keep the noise to a minimum. The rev match paddle will really help in this regard. Mind you I do enjoy double clutching as it gives me the sense of more control of the car and it sounds better when down shifting. More rumble and gutteral throaty sounds. Cool.
 

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Hello Bluray Z51:
Get a swiffer duster and do your wheels when you park each day. It takes two minutes and they look great. You should be cleaning them more than once a week anyway. haha!!
 

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Wolfs Chemicals has a rim nano wax that helped keep my brake dust from sticking. Their interior and exterior products are really nice too


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Holy crapola is there brake dust!:eek:
there has to be an answer for this.
It's part of the Z51 "experience." My '10 GS was the same way. Some have changed brake pads, my solution was to clean the wheels often. Adam's Green Wheel Cleaner and a quality boar's hair brush made it a fairly easy and quick task.
 

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Lol I don't have time to clean it everyday :(

Hello Bluray Z51:
Get a swiffer duster and do your wheels when you park each day. It takes two minutes and they look great. You should be cleaning them more than once a week anyway. haha!!
 

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Clean wheel with a good de iron product like Sonax Full Effect
2 coats of a good polymer like Rejex (mail order) or Nu-Finish (local)

Most brake dust now flushes off with hose- life 100% easier...
 

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Thanks for the tip glen_e, I'll give that a try tomorrow

Clean wheel with a good de iron product like Sonax Full Effect
2 coats of a good polymer like Rejex (mail order) or Nu-Finish (local)

Most brake dust now flushes off with hose- life 100% easier...
 

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Worked like a charm! I could tell a big difference in how the wheel shines now :D Thanks Glen!
help others...what exactly did you use? and what steps did you take?
 

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Sorry about the laziness haha

Just washed and removed the wheels from the car. Then applied two coats of Nu-finish and voila! Amazing, shiny wheels :D

help others...what exactly did you use? and what steps did you take?
 
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We have a drought in cali I'll get busted if I use H20!!
so use a bucket and wipe down with alcohol/water before the sealant...
 

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Can it be used on the Chrome rims?


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Hey Cyber,

I got this product at our Chevy Expo here in Houston. I am not one for gimmicks but after cleaning my rims every day I almost would try anything. This Polish goes on easy, wipes off easy, and then you apply the Sealant and it lasts for about 2 weeks and all you have to do is go over each wheel with a quick dust off with a Microfiber cloth. You don't have to scrub or wipe-it is so easy. This stuff rocks. Chrome looks awesome. Check out my photo from the last car show-I won best in class and I was on the ground doing the wheels at the show site. I never do the wheels until I get there because of the tire black ( it gets on the car). I think the pic shows the phone number of the vendor. I can safely say this stuff works. It was $40 for two bottles of polish and one bottle of sealant. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1399692411.092687.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1399692426.374603.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1399692455.590928.jpg
 
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