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Old 06-11-2019, 07:33 AM
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Ceramic brake pads are the way to go. If you want pads made in the USA and not $400, get the Hawk ceramic pads (yellow box). I asked around and a few local shops swap out the dusty Z51 pads with Hawk PC pads (~$200).
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:33 AM
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Try Armor All Outlast brake dust repellent. I used it for 10 years on the polished wheels on my C6Z and it worked fantastic. Using it now on the black wheels on my 17Z with same results. I spray the entire wheel, barrel and caliper. It goes on clear and needs about 2 hours to dry completely. Dries completely clear and doesn’t have a haze. I use it on the exhaust tips too. My wheels always look clean thanks to Outlast.
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:17 PM
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I just switched to chrome so not many miles on these wheels. However, I can testify when I was searching for chrome wheels you can tell which sets of wheels were driven on roads with salt/snow and which wheels came off cars that stayed in the garage when salt was on the surface. IMHO, road salt is a much larger issue than brake dust.
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by roadbike56 View Post
I just switched to chrome so not many miles on these wheels. However, I can testify when I was searching for chrome wheels you can tell which sets of wheels were driven on roads with salt/snow and which wheels came off cars that stayed in the garage when salt was on the surface. IMHO, road salt is a much larger issue than brake dust.
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:33 PM
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Powder coat them black, the chrome underneath will stay beautiful forever
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:22 AM
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I just got my C7, however, I had the same problem with my 2004 C5. Switched over to ceramic pads WHALA! No more dust

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Old 06-12-2019, 05:10 PM
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I have had chrome wheels on my last 3 Vettes, including my 2007 convertible, which I drove for 8 years, and I never had any damage from break dust. I wash the car but I am not a fanatic and my car does get dirty on road trips.

Maybe I have just been lucky...
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:14 PM
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Guys, I have an honest question. Are the C7 Brembo brake pads a different material than years past?
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