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Brake Dust Shield

Has anyone ever tried using brake dust shields? I hate cleaning my wheels and noticed that my disc brakes cause my wheels to get much dirtier than the drum brakes. I know the front brakes do most of the stopping but the disk brakes are also open so all the dust lands on the wheels. I was thinking about trying to make something to cover up the disk brakes like the drum brakes are covered. I was worried that this would cause them to overheat though. I wanted to put a big aluminum disk that is the same diameter as the inside of the wheel inbetween the wheel and the hub before I bolt it on. I was worried about balancing it though.

Anyways, I started looking around online and found these.

http://www.brakedustcover.com/includ...dhcnJhbnR5Ig==

http://www.brakedustcover.com/includ...N0YWxsYXRpb24i

Has anyone used them before? Do you think they would keep the brakes from cooling properly? Do you think they would work?

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haha i just saw these in a magazine and was thinking the same thing. im really curious if anyone uses them bc my front tires are HORRIBLE.

i personally dont think they would cool them anymore but just 'shield' the brake dust and contain it more than let it on your wheels.
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THis guy at work has them on his Sebring. His wheels always stay clean. I think it would be ok on a street truck but not on a offroader.
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Are those $38 for 1 or 2? Either way I wouldn't get them. Get some good brake pads and you shouldn't have that problem. I just put hawk pads on mine 2 weeks ago and I cleaned the rims on the same day and they are still clean.
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Try 'em out. I've always wanted to know about these things.
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My Lincoln had these on the front when I bought it, helps alot especially with all the spokes it has on its wheels. Been thinking about getting some for my Ranger to help keep the front rims clean on it, just got other things going on to spend the money on right now.
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Get some good brake pads and you shouldn't have a brake dust problem. I use Wagner Thermoquite pads and they have no brake dust problems at all. They cost a little more but they are worth it.
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^^^^

Wagner Thermoquiet FTW...

only pad i ever run.. no dust ever... just remember to put a light clean cut on the rotors first before slapping them on otherwise opps they will be mad lol...
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^^^^^^^^

ya, never pad slap with wagners, not a good idea. plus I get to waranty them through my work.
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I have no idea wthat i got now. I've been thinking of going EBC and new Powerstop rotors. I've had to lock my brakes up a few times in the last month on I-75...I even use the 4 second rule.
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Im running factory rotors and Thermoquite pads and I stop fine for a lifted ranger.
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They work great and won't hurt the rotors or any part of the brake system. Think about vehicles with regular full steel wheels and full wheel covers........The $38.00 sounds about right, and that was for 1 pair.
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I have BFG T/A's...

All around my tire there is this couple inch wide "grey" ring. Is that brake dust, or is it the rubber in the tires? The rubber is black near the tread, and near the rim, but in between its grey.



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Im running factory rotors and Thermoquite pads and I stop fine for a lifted ranger.
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Get some good brake pads and you shouldn't have a brake dust problem. I use Wagner Thermoquite pads and they have no brake dust problems at all. They cost a little more but they are worth it.
I have thermoquiets on all 4 corners, all new as of 10k ago.

They squeel like a pig! Will this ever stop?
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there glazed over..

clean cut on the rotors, drums

then sand down the pad, shoes to good pad doesnt take much to do..
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I just dropped $400 to do my brakes with the best parts I could find this summer (did everything, brake lines, calipers, cylinders, pads/shoes, drums and rotors and bearings).

My rotors and drums are new (rotors as of 10k, drums as of 7k), and these are KM, not miles (sorry).

Wouldn't cutting my rotors and drums now take away a significant part of their life? What is the most likely reason these glazed over?
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its called a clean cut its a lite cut to get rid of it...


general description for you...


-Loud screeching or high pitch noises often times mean that your rotors are glazed. Glazing is caused by excessive braking and the rotors get too hot and become burned. You can tell this has happened because the rotors will have a dark ring or blue marks on them. To fix this the best thing to do is create a new rotor surface by machining your rotors at a local shop. This creates a new surface and the noise should go away. To avoid this happening at all don't go really fast and then slam on the brakes. This causes a lot of friction which turns to heat and causes the burn on the rotor. It can also cause the rotors to warp which can lead to vibrations.


look at the rotor does it look as smooth as glass its a good way to tell..
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Smooth as glass, well, yes.

There are lots of small grooves, but it was explained to me that the thermoquiets like to do that to rotors cause of the high metallic content.

No discoloring though at all, just shiny metal.

I do notice that they get very hot compared to my old OEM pads, but once again, it was explained to me its the nature of semi-metallic pads with lots of metallic compound, they run hotter.

Am I making any sense?


My truck sounds like a city transit bus.
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well instead of arguing it just go out side get it clean cut sand the pads some and it will be gone or you could just keep posting about it and not do it... this is the last time i am gonna say it because you dont want to listen
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Redneck: pm sent, lets leave it out of this thread.
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Hey i wanna hear it! lol
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I just bought a pair of Kleen Wheels Brake Dust shields. Put them on last night. My wheels are still a mess as I haven't cleaned them yet but the shields look good. Updates to come soon.
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