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    What do i need to buy to keep my alloy's clean and protected.I have now removed my wheel's from the car four time's to thoroughly wash and clean.Once ive used the car a couple of times they are filthy again.Particularly brake dust.Any tips would be very welcome as i like to keep my car spotless.

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    Unfortunatly there isnt anything that will stop your wheels getting caked in brake dust. You can use wax or a sealent to make cleaning them easier. I used to use megs deep crystal step 3 as it is useless as a wax. i now have poorboys wheel sealent but not used it yet.

    Regular cleaning will make cleaning easier as well not allowing the dust to build up and bond to the wheel with heat that builds up when in use. There should be no need to use anything harsher than shampoo and a decent wheel brush like the EZ Detail brush.

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    I use Poorboys wheel wax and the wheels are really easy to clean with soapy water. I dont think that there is anything that will keep your wheels constantly clean. If there was I would cover the whole car in it

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    I've used Halfords () Wheel Protector for a year or so. It was the last of the retail stuff left from when I started buying the Pro. products.

    TBH it did a good job but I've now switched to Chemical Guys wheel guard. Time will tell if it's worth the extra dosh.

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    poor boys, cg Wheel guard or Rim wax at the moment. makes removal of dust easier

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    one way to reduce brake dust is to fit either green or red stuff pad's made by EBC......green are for fast road use and red are more race pad's but both leave much much less dust on the wheel's..

    i had green stuff fitted to my old astra and they are highly recomended

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    I agree with all of the above. I use Chemical Guys Wheel Guard which makes the wheels a doddle to clean with warm soapy water and a sponge. And the Red Stuff pads I've got at the front are unbelieveable - never before had less dust on the front than on the back wheels!

    If you need to get them properly clean, AutoBrite do their own alloy wheel cleaner called Brite Wheels - it's cheap as chips and works as well as any of the leading brands

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    bright wheels is very good and can be used as a bug remover also. Auto Rae Chem also sell it and I think they supply autobrite with the likes of snow foam and their "ownbrand" products.

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    Thanks for the input guy's.I am currently using Auto Glym wash and wax on a regular basis.It cleans them nicely.I was just surprised at how fast the brake dust builds up.I will look into changing the pad's.

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    megs wheel brightener is a good product alternate with soapy water washes, and perhaps twice a year, remove the wheels give them a right good clean, dry then a good coat of wax

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