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Old 04-15-2019, 08:07 PM   #1
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Ceramic coating for brake dust

I have a 1le with those dusty brake pads and I’m curious if anyone has tried the ceramic coating for this purpose? What kinda results did you get , did it work ?
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:04 PM   #2
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Yes. Before I swapped out my stock pads I put a coat of Gtechniq Crystal Serum Black + a coat of EXO on the wheels. It reduces dust buildup a little and helps make cleaning easier. A hose rinse will get most of the dust off most of the time. But coatings won’t prevent the sticky brake dust from getting on the wheels. And you’ll still need to use soap and agitation to get grease and oils off the wheels.

The best way to manage dust is to swap out the pads for Powerstop z26 or similar, but that’s not an option if you track your car.
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:10 AM   #3
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Yes. Before I swapped out my stock pads I put a coat of Gtechniq Crystal Serum Black + a coat of EXO on the wheels. It reduces dust buildup a little and helps make cleaning easier. A hose rinse will get most of the dust off most of the time. But coatings won’t prevent the sticky brake dust from getting on the wheels. And you’ll still need to use soap and agitation to get grease and oils off the wheels.

The best way to manage dust is to swap out the pads for Powerstop z26 or similar, but that’s not an option if you track your car.
Have you had any issue with the rotors warping with the ceramic pads?
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Old Yesterday, 01:45 AM   #4
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Ceramic coating makes cleaning the wheels a lot easier.
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Old Yesterday, 08:46 AM   #5
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Yup, my wheels and calipers are coated. Makes for quick and easy clean up.
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Yup, my wheels and calipers are coated. Makes for quick and easy clean up.
Yes 100% agree.
Don’t expect „no dust built up“ but the cleaning is much more easier.
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It’s important if you’re a novice to understand that the coating is just going to let the brake dust sit on top of the coating, rather than on top of the painted surface, therefore much easier to get off. But the volume of brake dust will go on unabaited until you mount a “non-track” pad like the powerstop.
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Old Yesterday, 10:26 AM   #8
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Doesn't this stuff seem pretty expensive? I don't know if what I'm looking at is the right
product(s) but I get sticker shock with ceramic products.
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I purchased the Adam's Wheel Coating Kit for my 1LE. I've only washed the car once since I applied the coating, seemed like it helped when I cleaned the wheels. I'm not a big ceramic coating fan but I would recommend.
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Have you had any issue with the rotors warping with the ceramic pads?
No issues whatsoever. Haven't heard of any warped rotor issues on or cars. The Brembos are stout.

Only self- inflicted issue is a mild squeak in the rears when cold because I left off the shims.
But it goes away after the first stop so it's all good.
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I have been using Hydro2 on the wheels, gets in all the small spaces that you can't get into on the wheel. Then I follow up with an application of Reload. I do this at least twice a year. Still have tons of brake dust, but as mentioned above, it is easier to get off. I like to wipe my wheels down, especially the barrels, each and every time I am done driving the car for the day.
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No issues whatsoever. Haven't heard of any warped rotor issues on or cars. The Brembos are stout.

Only self- inflicted issue is a mild squeak in the rears when cold because I left off the shims.
But it goes away after the first stop so it's all good.
Thanks. I bought some Powerstop pads and rotors. I may attempt to install them this weekend. I haven't done brakes before so I am a bit apprehensive. I saw a good video on youtube from LethalCamaro so I am trying to get youtube certified.
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