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My 2006 "V" has always got dirty wheels... thanks to brake dust.

My 2004 &2005 XLR's did not have this problem.

Does anyone have a solution other than cleaning them several times a week?:flag
 
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soft brush

Jack,
There's a soft brush in the local auto stores that is sort of pointy on one end and is about 10 inches long and gets fatter toward the back. Only use this brush for dust and road dust. You will be very happy with the results.
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My 2006 "V" has always got dirty wheels... thanks to brake dust.

My 2004 &2005 XLR's did not have this problem.

Does anyone have a solution other than cleaning them several times a week?:flag
 

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My 2006 "V" has always got dirty wheels... thanks to brake dust.

My 2004 &2005 XLR's did not have this problem.

Does anyone have a solution other than cleaning them several times a week?:flag
Jack, that`s probably because you drive your V harder than the stock XLR`s.:glol

Here in germany after long Autobahn trips my wheels are allways black but as you know we drive a lot faster and have to use the brakes much more.

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I believe the V's share brake technology with the C6 Z51 package, upgrades over the standard equipment. The pads are higher performance rated, but to achieve that, they wear faster, producing more dust.
 

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This has always been a problem with Vipers. But there are EBC green pads that can be used and with them and I have experienced almost no dust with the Vipers. I will check to see if the have a fitment for the V.
 

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There are several products out there (e.g., RimWax) which are designed to reduce the amount of brake dust adhering to the wheels by eliminating static charge buildup, making the wheels slicker and therby easier to clean. You can also install brake dust shields but they are unattractive to say the least.

Do a Google search on "brake dust" and check the Corvette Forum It's an active group and they've got a lot of good, useful idea.
 

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I will be installing some ceramic brake pads later this week.

I have used them on a few other cars and they really cut down on the dust without any noticable loss of performance.

Hope to report back on them later this week.
 

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The one and only time I tried ceramic pads they squeeled louder than Ned Beatty in Deliverance....................
 

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The one and only time I tried ceramic pads they squeeled louder than Ned Beatty in Deliverance....................
Dang... there's an image I could have gone all day without! :D
 
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