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Old 04-23-2008, 01:37 PM
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Brake dust and dirt on standard 18" wheels


I've been watching this forum ever since I ordered the 3.0sd. We have now had it for around 5 weeks. However, the wheels would get coated in a heavy layer of brake and other dust within days.

So I ran a few tests, and was so impressed with the results, I thought I'll register and share this information with others.

I tried 4 products - 1) silicon based car wash, 2) wax base car polish, 3) the BMW supplied wheel cleaner/protector, and 4) Amour_all Wheel Protector.

The 1st 3 items made virtually no difference, but the Amour_all wheel protector made a significant difference. I've driven for around 2 weeks now, and the wheels still look reasonably clean. unfortunately I didn't take a photo of the test areas on the one wheel. I sprayed the Amour_all Wheel protector on all wheels then, but appeared to have missed one small area.

I've attached a photo of the area I missed (or give just a light spray), which is easily seen.

Hope this helps anyone else with wheels that get coated in a dust within days.
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:32 PM
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Welcome and thanks for the info.

Remember the search feature also. This subject has been discussed over and over and there seems to be many solutions.

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Old 04-24-2008, 09:25 PM
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kleenwheels have a fitment for the 18 inch x5 wheels
they have worked on a variety of german cars i have
owned over the last dozen years, including the X.
i have had no brake heat issues and often drive enthusiatically.
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