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    wonder wheels

    Can this product be used to clean my brake calipers, im going to paint them so need to clean then up good ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by astra_turbo View Post
    Can this product be used to clean my brake calipers, im going to paint them so need to clean then up good ??

    yes mate you can use it to get off all the brake dust. its a good idear to wipe them over with some white spirit to get off any grease. or if u can get hold of some digresser that's better.

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    i used a truck wash solution and a wire brush to clean mine before painting them

    and they turned out like this


    a bitch to keep clean without taking wheels off tho

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    you could also use brake cleaner to clean the calipers of brake dust

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    Brake cleaner is cheap from a motorfactors
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    brake cleaner is best as it evaporates leaving no residue.

    best way is to wire brush off all the loose stuff and as much crap as poss then spray some on and leave to dry off or wipe off. job done.
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    wonder wheels is an acid and may leave traces behind that will affect the paint finish.
    Castle Combe Saloon Car Championship. Car 21, pug 106 GTI. Gone from track days to full on racing

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    not using wonder wheels then, i'll go get brake cleaner tommorow cheers guys

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    i decided not to paint the retaining clip on the caliper cos to remove it i needed long nose plyers so guess when pads are changed vxl will do the same and scratch them so i cleaned them up using wet and dry paper and i think they contrast nice against my red calipers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOCKO View Post
    a bitch to keep clean without taking wheels off tho
    Not with the right brushes

    Mine came already painted, although they will be getting bilberried wire brushed, then hammerited red as I think the blue looks poo on a red car.
    Gaz

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    Bye bye VXR Castle Combe Edition - because it's done more laps of Castle Combe than most Bergs have of the Ring

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