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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-06-2017, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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No More Sticky gray/White Brake Stuff on my Chrome Wheels!

Bought my 08 GXP last August 2016. Every time I would go for a drive and come home I had this somewhat sticky/tacky gray/white "stuff" all over my chrome wheels. Now this Spring, nothing!

Drive all over heck and the wheels are shiny clean. 60 and 70 degree temps last September and October here in Colorado are pretty much the same as 60 and 70 degree this Spring. Bought new tires, but there was no "goo" before or after the new tires were on. Some one on the forum said last year said it might be ceramic brake dust. Confused to say the least.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-07-2017, 07:18 AM
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Previous tires may have had an excessive amount of bead sealant on them? It is an actual service bulletin for slow leaks. The aluminum can corrode causing slow leaks. I believe the sealant is a gray color, but not certain.

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I have not seen brake dust with the stock pads

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10 year old tires (strangely) never lost even a smudge of air in the 8 months I had owned the GXP as I checked the TPMS often with such old shoes. And I drove quite a number of times this late Winter and early Spring before the new tires as we had lost of very warm, dry weather in January-March. So no tacky gray dust --- before or after -- the new tires this Spring. Always hopped out the GXP to grab the wheel cleaner .. but not needed this year. Weird!
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Ouch, the gray sticky stuff was back! But I found out the culprit is that $@#%%^&^* Meguiars Chrome Wheel Cleaner. I used it for the first time this Spring a few days ago and got back home with gray dust stuck all over the wheels. Seems like no matter how hard one wipes and cleans the Meguiars it must leave a nasty film on the wheels. Cleaned then for now with just Windex, but need advice on better/best chrome wheel cleaner.
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I just wax the chrome wheels...

I put 409 on the black tires.

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I just wax the chrome wheels...

I put 409 on the black tires.
I clay bar and wax mine. (Keep old clay bars for this purpose alone - after I'm done using them on the paint.)

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