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Michelin Brake Dust repellent - anyone heard anything about this stuff? Does it actually work.. well?

A friend mentioned that he saw a product advertisement on the news that the newstation's "new product guru" recommend this product that came in a purple container.

Anyone heard of this?
 

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Never heard of that, but have used a product called "Wheel Wax". For more info on it, go to www.wheelwax.com I have been using it on my chromed OEM 17"rims and it works really good. Makes the rims really shine, and seems to keep them cleaner or easier to clean the brake dust and road stuff off of.
 

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+1 on wheelwax

i only bought it a few days ago, and tested it out by doing one front rim with and one without

basically its reduced brake dust by half!!!

id imagine ud need to reapply every fortnight or so
 

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I used wheelwax once and for the labor involved in applying that stuff in and around every nook and cranny, the results did not prove worthy for me.

If we found something that works a whole lot better, then that would be GOLD! GOLD I tell YA!

Is there something out on the market for this purpose with the word purple in its name?
 

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I've been meaning to do a review on this product. I tried it prior to my drive to ZDAYZ. Also keep in mind that I'm still running stock brake pads. We all know how bad these are as far as brake dust. The brake dust was minimal compared to what it would be without it. After that I did wash the rims and didn't touch it again until I arrived back to Nashville. This time the brake dust was a little bit more than before but still LESS than what it would be without this product. Overall, it's a GOOD product but I haven't really determined the durability. Oh yeah it comes in a yellow bottle not purple.
 

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I think Michelin is a french owned company. I try to avoid weasel products as much as possible. I would try the others.
 

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:lmfao: :rolf2: :clap:
Ok, so do you consider Mercedes and BMWs Nazi products? :werd:

BlueDragonZ, thank you for that review. It sounds like ti might be worth a shot.

My friend said that he saw the word "purple" in the name of that new product, but is unsure of its exact name. That is the only reason I ask. I think it was showcased like last weekend / week. Not sure what time or channel.

Thanks!!!
 

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Originally posted by craigy@Jun 9 2005, 07:58 AM
I think Michelin is a french owned company. I try to avoid weasel products as much as possible. I would try the others.
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Yet you drive a Nissan :rolf2:
 

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the michelin thing , its pretty interesting i wonder how it works
 

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I applied the Michelin Brake Dust Repellent on my wheels Yesterday after washing them and will let you guys know how well it works in a week or so.

btw, the stuff that I bought came in a blue bottle in the shape of a fire extinguisher. BlueDragonZ, what did you use that came in a yellow bottle?
 

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Well, I have driven for about one week since applying this stuff, and in my opinion, I would not waste the money on this product again.

The brake dust difference is barely noticeable, and even that difference might be accounted for by driving technique or just it boiling down to a placebo affect.

I have had the Hawk HPS brake pads sitting in my closet waiting for about a year now. Still waiting for my stock pads to run out. Last time I had them checked for wear, the report stated that my brake pads were actually growing back. :headshake:
 

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Never heard of it either, wax works well enough for me at this point..
 
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