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Old 08-23-2010, 07:31 PM   #1
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cleaning brembo brakes??

what would be the best thing to use to clean the brembo brakes. would it be safe to use a toothbrush or will that be a little rough? i will only use car wash and water for cleansing, unless there is something better.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:37 PM   #2
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brake cleaner, then treat them like you do your wheels
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:54 PM   #3
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When I have the brakes exposed for any maintenance, I use a household de-greaser as a solvent so I can then use "elbow grease" with rags to get into the nooks and crannies. I don't like brake cleaner because of the chlorine nasty stuff that dulls everything it touches; I use it, but sparingly and wipe it off the pertty red as fast as possible.
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:21 PM   #4
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well there brand new brembos (new car) i have no need to take the rims off now only has 390 miles.. thats why i was wondering if a tooth brush or a wheel brush would be the best thing to use.. i would use a rag but sometimes difficult to get into all the crevices.
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:29 PM   #5
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If you just want to keep it THAT clean (390 miles), you can either pull the rims to be show-like clean, or use a degreaser pre-soak at the car-wash. If you're seeing and worrying about dirt on the calipers while new, you'll hate it over time because the pads dust and dust some more, always a battle to keep it clean. At least a weekly was that thoroughly cleans your calipers (pre-soak can be the carwash stuff or even some Formula 409 like stuff) can be an easy answer to help you out without rim pulling. The weekly brake cleaning will also help reduce the inevitable brake squeal.
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:06 PM   #6
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A detailing wheel brush with long bristles works well. Use some degreaser. I prefer Meguiar's Super Degreaser and I mix it with water in about 6:1 ratio (that's water to degreaser) in a spray bottle. Spray on the wheels and brake calipers, let sit for about 15 seconds, agitate with brush and rinse off. Et voila!
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:23 PM   #7
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brake cleaner, then treat them like you do your wheels
Don't use brake cleaner on your brembos.

Simple Green works great and is 100% safe and even non-toxic

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Old 08-24-2010, 04:50 PM   #8
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Just use the same stuff you use to clean your finely painted wheels. Anything more aggressive may damage the finish and is not needed. Soft bristle or foam brush - same thing you use to clean your wheels.
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:58 PM   #9
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Just use brake dust because it'll end up there anyways the moment you put the car into gear.
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:46 PM   #10
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^^^ nice.... actually brake dust is a small factor. the evo x is not my daily driver, simple green huh that stuff works wonders on engine bays, but it wouldnt be to strong on painted surfaces(dull or streak)?
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