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    Basically guys my rear brake was grinding metal to metal which has left a lot of metal dust welded to my alloy, i haven't washed the car for months , hence the word "welded". Anyone got any ideas what i can use to get this crap off with, all Ive tried is just some cheap alloy cleaner i had in the shed which is usually OK for getting of brake dust, but wont budge the metal dust at all.
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    Sounds more like it is the heat of the brake material that has been the issue

    Start with Tesco Alloy Wheel Cleaner (buy two bottles)
    Spray about half of one of the bottles on and leave for 10 minutes
    Clean off with a jet wash (spray only)
    Repeat the above
    Compare

    Now, with the second bottle repeat as above but leave for 5 minutes, then use an alloy wheel brush to loosen the brake material
    Repeat the above
    Compare

    If the material is indeed burnt brake pad and disc material then it is likely to have chemically bonded to the alloy wheel and when comparing each stage above you will notice little or no difference
    The best method now is to remove the wheel and jet wash
    If there is no change, then it needs chemical treatment to remove the melted brake material

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    Iron X is going to be the best product here I think.

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    Thanks guys,
    Its going to have to be the chemical treatment to shift this its proper bonded to the wheel.

    DasArab, where can i pick up some Iron X ?

    Cheers

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    Any of the good detailing companies will stock it, or a comparably product. No doubt you will be able to pick it up off ebay too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    Any of the good detailing companies will stock it, or a comparably product. No doubt you will be able to pick it up off ebay too.
    Will my local Halfords stock it, or something similar ?

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    Different kind but does the same.

    http://www.autobritedirect.co.uk/ind...n-remover.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    Ok mate, and cheers for the links will order some today

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