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Old 03-24-2012, 05:35 PM   #1
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Default What makes a pad dust corrosive to wheels (what to consider when getting new brakes)

So it the iron base that pads use that make them corrosive to wheels finishes correct. So is it just ceramic pads that are non corrosive?

My PBR/Axxis ULT's are on their way out (and I can not find any in stock) and I was trying to decide on what pad to get for a street/Autox car. (99 with regular 1.8 brakes)


I was looking at HP+ (but from how I read it they are very corrosive when wet which would be bad for a DD).
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Afaik, every brake pad is corrosive, or, at the very least, will dust the wheel badly enough that at certain point no amount of cleaning will help.

That being said, ceramic pads are very easy on the wheels, and, very sufficient for street and autox
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I've never had an issue with corrosion with my HP+, I've used them with three different wheels and various driving conditions, rain, street, race, etc. They all wash off fairly easily. I'm not ---- about the inside drum of my wheel, so if you want that BNIB clean every time you wash your wheels, my review isn't any help.
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Just for the sake of chemical trivia; It's probably the adhesives that they use in the pad themselves. I lot of those types of adhesives are acidic.
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I have white wheels (Superturismo WRC) and HP+ pads all around. If you leave the dust long enough so that it gets wet/dry/wet/dry etc, it bonds on the wheel to the point that it won't come off without use of special cleaning agents. I had written my own wheels off (the fronts were almost a dark grey that wouldn't come off), when a friend tried a chemical and it worked like a charm - the wheels were as good as new.
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I like the dust colour that the carbotech xp10/8 coats my wheels with, so I just leave it on there
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I think pretty much all pads are corrosive to some extent. My Jeep, which eats brake pads, gets autostore budget brand. Wheels look like hell, being streaked and having the clearcoat peeling off. I never wash it, so the dust stays on until I drive it in a good, heavy rain.

Aluminum wheel cleaner spray barely touches it.
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My DTC-60 aren't effectively corrosive in my experience, but they are insanely difficult to clean. I'm trying fancy coatings for brake dust on wheels now, we'll see how they work.

I don't care how easy Carbotech is to clean, I hate those pads, lol.
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I like the dust colour that the carbotech xp10/8 coats my wheels with, so I just leave it on there
This. It looks pretty good with the Mariner blue. I thought about just having my wheels powdercoated that color and never cleaning them again.
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My DTC-60 aren't effectively corrosive in my experience, but they are insanely difficult to clean. I'm trying fancy coatings for brake dust on wheels now, we'll see how they work.

I don't care how easy Carbotech is to clean, I hate those pads, lol.
I have no experience with any other race level pads. I went from hp+ to xp10/8. Do you have a carbotech review posted anywhere?

You're making me wonder what im missing out on.
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