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adrianb
03-08-2016, 05:18 PM
Im sure someone out there has had experience in keeping their brake callipers looking shiny and new, so with that I ask what do you suggest I clean the gloss finish silver new brakes on my couple day old VF2 Senator with ?
If there has been a post for this please direct me there.

Thanks

dgp
03-08-2016, 06:10 PM
Find a good quality Detailer and have opti coat or similar applied to your whole car, wheels and brake calipers. You will be up for around $1500 at a guess but your whole car will be easy to keep clean.

TPKW30
03-08-2016, 06:41 PM
Several of the major cleaning brands (Mothers, Adams etc) all have specialist wheel & brake caliper
cleaning products to remove the dreaded brake dust that builds up.
Using a good cleaner & soft brush, together with some elbow grease will get the desired result.
I use this: -
https://www.adamspolishes.com.au/product/deep-wheel-cleaner-refill/
& this: -
https://www.adamspolishes.com.au/product/adams-short-wheel-brush/

dgp
03-08-2016, 09:52 PM
A cleaner is fine but you want a coating on there that will ensure the dust and dirt doesn't stick.
I applied full metal jacket to my whole car after a complete paint correction about 10,000 km's ago, it is so easy to clean and water beads like crazy.

http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa448/dgp8/image_zpsz6rlzdbr.jpeg

http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa448/dgp8/image_zpsx9hek3su.jpeg

QIKMIK
03-08-2016, 09:59 PM
Angelwax Bilberry Wheel Cleaner. All I can say is clean the calipers properly every time you wash to keep them looking bright. Successive owners of my E1 MY09 Sen didn't and my calipers are a dull grey. Need to repaint them soon to restore the awesome.

Older pic and yes, the stupid blue wheel guard thing is goooone.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~qikmik/Senator/Mag%20after%20Autoglym%20Wheel%20Cleaner.JPG

Mick

adrianb
04-08-2016, 01:31 PM
Thats an amazing finish Mick, looks great !

adrianb
04-08-2016, 01:32 PM
Thanks Mate,

The links were extremely helpful.

adrianb
04-08-2016, 01:34 PM
Find a good quality Detailer and have opti coat or similar applied to your whole car, wheels and brake calipers. You will be up for around $1500 at a guess but your whole car will be easy to keep clean.

Is this product available to apply myself ?

voodoo_sv6
04-08-2016, 01:59 PM
My wheels and calipers get washed (typically) weekly with a ph neutral car wash and microfibre mitt (i use for wheels only) and never have anything stick. When I pull the wheels off every 5000km to rotate, I get to all the other places on the caliper I can't reach with weekly wash and it stays clean.

I've tried a few sealants and other "tricks" (like Mr Sheen) and don't really see any difference as they come up so good each week.

RCBVFGTS
04-08-2016, 02:15 PM
Is this product available to apply myself ?


You need to have it applied by a specialist. I have it done to my cars and it's a breeze to clean the calipers and wheels. Not to mention they shine brighter than a diamond in a goats ass

dgp
04-08-2016, 02:50 PM
Is this product available to apply myself ?

The Full Metal Jacket is available to consumers and that is what I applied to my car in the pics above.

TPKW30
05-08-2016, 10:45 AM
I had this mob do my cars : -

http://www.bodyarmour9h.com.au/body-armour-9h.html

I have no idea if he did the brake calipers (I doubt it)
But, you have to wonder if anything would resist the heat from the brakes???

Like I mentioned earlier - good product with good ole elbow grease :) :)

rodders188
05-08-2016, 11:40 AM
Please post a picture of your calipers, being silver they wont be as loud looking as yellow or red, so what ever shine they have, wont make much difference to visual. If you really want to show the calipers off so they stick out , paint them yellow

adrianb
05-08-2016, 04:03 PM
Please post a picture of your calipers, being silver they wont be as loud looking as yellow or red, so what ever shine they have, wont make much difference to visual. If you really want to show the callipers off so they stick out , paint them yellow

Rodders I'm not about showing off the calipers, Just want to maintain their gloss look that I'm happy with !

RCBVFGTS
06-08-2016, 12:05 AM
These glossy enough for you? Coated in Gtechniqe. All I do is wash them with Gtechniqe wash and a soft brush, put the car on my hoist and once in a while use a bit of Gtechniqe C2V spray on them


http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag146/MPGK-9/Mobile%20Uploads/289C0914-4299-4596-960F-668D67C90C7D_zpsa1egv5c2.jpg

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag146/MPGK-9/Mobile%20Uploads/CEA2ACEC-E9CD-4EA6-B19B-287134B9ACF3_zps7lxircss.jpg

rodders188
06-08-2016, 10:23 AM
Maybe a another possible idea, is another coat of clear coat gloss, easy enough to do.

mickyinc
07-08-2016, 08:30 PM
I have shadow chrome rims and ive found the ideal solutions. Wash, polish and wax everything except the rims/brakes