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Old 02-17-2005, 11:08 AM   #1
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just a little FYI, a few months ago i bout this product: http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/pe...d=kleen_wheels

well 2 weekends ago i finally got of my lazy butt and put them on, well i wish i would have had done this months ago. they work great! its been 21/2 weeks since i have had to clean my rims of brake dust!! i mean this is alittle light coating, but a simple rag cleans it! not more spending money or time out there! they work pretty much on any 5spoke 16in rim!
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thanks for the tip! The only problem that I can see is that the rotor may not be cooled sufficiently. Doesn't air from outside the wheel blow onto the rotor? Maybe I'm wrong though.
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i think u may be right, but im pretty sure that there were slots on these things for that reason im not 100% pos. but ill check later on my way home from work good thinking
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I put on a set of Bendix CT3 Ceramic pads on the front of my b'ville awhile back and have not noticed any brake dust since (it'* been over 2,000 miles now). I have only washed the car twice in that time span and each time, simple wheel cleaner was sprayed on and wiped off. No scrubbing. And the rims really didn't look all that dirty to begin with.

Now, the true test of these pads will be once spring gets here and my chrome rims go back on. Then we'll see how well the pads have reduced the dust. I already know that they have made a dramatic improvement in the amount of dust produced. The old pads would have the rims black in about 200 miles after a wash!
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I put on a set of Bendix CT3 Ceramic pads on the front of my b'ville awhile back and have not noticed any brake dust since (it'* been over 2,000 miles now). I have only washed the car twice in that time span and each time, simple wheel cleaner was sprayed on and wiped off. No scrubbing. And the rims really didn't look all that dirty to begin with.

Now, the true test of these pads will be once spring gets here and my chrome rims go back on. Then we'll see how well the pads have reduced the dust. I already know that they have made a dramatic improvement in the amount of dust produced. The old pads would have the rims black in about 200 miles after a wash!
true... but, the softer stock pads had better bite than the ceramics, and wore down faster because of it. (thus the brake dust.) When switching to ceramics you might notice reduced braking power. Depends on what brand you buy though.
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I heard of those before but im wondering how they look.
got any pics?
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no, but this weekend i will take some and post them its really not that bad looking. you really dont notice unless your looking for them. but ill get pics for ya!
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true... but, the softer stock pads had better bite than the ceramics, and wore down faster because of it. (thus the brake dust.) When switching to ceramics you might notice reduced braking power. Depends on what brand you buy though.
If anything, my bonneville stops quicker with the ceramics (stock is supposed to be ceramics on the SSEi anyway) than it did with the old pads. I replaced the pads before they were totally worn out because the rotors were starting to warp some.

I have no doubt that the brake dust cover things would work, but I don't think I'd ever run them...
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dbeast420 has them on his SSEI
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The best part about these pads (unlike the ones I replaced) is that they are QUIET!!! I haven't had a squeak come out of them yet and I've driven through about all of the conditions that the old ones would squeal in.
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