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    New 2015 STI Launch Edition Brake Dust

    Hi Guys,

    I just purchased a 2015 Sti Launch edition. I have the gold rims is there any thing else besides ceramic brake pads that will help reduce brake dust? they get filthy. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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    Once the wheels are clean I use Armor all Wheel protestant spray (i get it from autozone they have larger cans) its not bad gives the wheels a nice shine but when applying make sure the wheels are completely dry. I have known others to user wheel wax. Its cheaper then getting new brake pads.

    This could have been more a detailing question then new brake pads.
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    I just installed ceramic pads this past weekend. Although they "reduce" brake dust, they don't eliminate it completely. Just FYI before you go spending 200 bucks on pads. They are nice and quiet though.


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    Thanks for your input guys! I will definitely keep that in mind.

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    I agree. Waxing your wheels can make it where you literally wipe the brake dust off. Used to do this on my mom's audi tt roadster.

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    Not sure if it helps, but my wrx 08 had similar issues with high dust from the standard pads.
    Fitted Drilled and Grooved discs and EBC red stuff pads and it has significantly cut the dust down.
    Fitted red stuff to my wifes 09 cooper s also and that again has reduced the dust alot

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    Hello, new to your site. I dont mean to hi-jack USMC's thread but I thought it would be good to add to same brake pad issues.

    My son and I recently bought new Subarus. He bought an STi Launch Ed. and I bought a BRZ Limited. We both had a great time bombing around the Rockies.

    I thought I would try researching brake dust issues for his new car. He says the wheels get dirty within 50 miles and that the dust is 'greasy'. I am not sure what or why the dust would be that way. I have no idea what type of pads are used on his new car, but I am guessing they are carbon-ceramic.

    Any ideas why the dust would be greasy or oily? He said all four wheels have the same type of dust so its unlikely oil or grease from something else on the car.

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by cflip2x View Post
    Once the wheels are clean I use Armor all Wheel protestant spray (i get it from autozone they have larger cans) its not bad gives the wheels a nice shine but when applying make sure the wheels are completely dry. I have known others to user wheel wax. Its cheaper then getting new brake pads.

    This could have been more a detailing question then new brake pads.
    I used this on my launch edition wheels and I think they catch more brake dust now


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    My friend with his 3 series (bmw's have heavy break dust issues) and I've had luck maybe just us. I have to make sure the wheels are totally dry then I use a good amount of spray to really coat the wheels and then let them dry for a good hour in the sun and over night if i wash around 5ish after work. Still have to try wheel wax but I still have not purchased it. No matter what brake dust and road grime will get on the wheels.

    Yes brake pads can help but personally I wouldn't change new perfectly working pads just to get ones that produce less dust. Just something to look for when your due for a change.

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    Next wash I'll try again


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