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  1. #1
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    Brake Calliper Cleaning

    My break callipers are looking a little dirty, what is the best method of cleaning them to make them look like new again?
    I have removed all the callipers off the car to make it easier to clean but just wanted to see what everyones methods are before I start.

  2. #2
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    Brake cleaner...

    If they're old, you may as well give them a lick of paint while they're off

  3. #3
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    Wash them weekly by hand with pH neutral cash wash and they don't get old and dirty looking.
    MY12.5 Clubsport Manual in Alto Grey, MY16 SV6 auto in Phantom, MY11 SV6 auto in Voodoo, 1964 EH Manual wagon in Cream.

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    I only ever use Muc Off for motorcycles, its not aggressive at all and mine are still like new after 22k miles
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/d9azs7mltb...43.27.png?dl=0

  5. #5
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    wax and grease remover, they will look new

  6. #6
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    Wheel off and use a light car polish every 4-6 months. Dont dont use spray can type stuff unless u want to learn how to paint callipers!

  7. #7
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    I wash and dry wheels & calipers with soapy water, then spray with Mr Sheen and wipe down. Still get dusty but are easier to clean next time.

  8. #8
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    I can tell you what not to use....Bowdens Wheely Clean - works great on the wheels but any over spray on the calipers removes the clear coat - then they look like crap :/

  9. #9
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    We owned our '06 GTO Coupe for 6 years & 75,000ks. It was optioned from new with AP 6 spots with their vey impresse red AP calipers, gloss finish.
    These calipers were always cleaned using only our normal car wash used to wash the car, using a small paint brush to loosen dust in the nooks & crannies of the caliper, followed by a hose off.
    The calipers were in as new appearance when we sold the car.
    Pickles.

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by artree View Post
    I can tell you what not to use....Bowdens Wheely Clean - works great on the wheels but any over spray on the calipers removes the clear coat - then they look like crap :/

    Autobarn... distributors of Bowdens warn you about using that
    with any painted caliper (my local store called it caliper paint remover )
    Smitty
    Member PIARC VICV8s Old Fart Racing
    GEN-F R8 340 Clubsport Tourer VK race car Kwaka ZX12R







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