How do I clean brake dust off car wheels?

What can I do to get brake dust off my wheels? I just got a pair of semi-metallic brakes and I've noticed they produce quite a bit of dust.

Answer
“To clean brake dust off car wheels, first rinse your tires and rims off, then use a specialized wheel cleaner.
For best results, follow these steps:
  • Make sure your wheels are cool to the touch.
  • Rinse wheels with water to remove some of the dust.
  • Spray with a brake dust cleaner and wait several minutes.
  • Scrub the wheels with a soft brush.
  • Rinse the wheels well, then towel dry.
  • Apply a wheel sealant or wax.
Brake dust is a natural occurrence, so don’t be worried that your brakes are going bad. Modern brake pads and rotors are simply made from materials that tend to kick up more dust.
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Answered on Aug 30, 2021
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