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Johnd52
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:04 pm    Post subject: What's happened to brake dust? Reply with quote

Just been cleaning the car after a 2500 mile round trip and realised that the front wheels are relatively clean and not coated with brake dust. The brakes are OEM and it got me thinking - are the pads just good in this respect? Is the disk v pad wear balance now such that the pads just don't shed material like they used to...?

Just curious.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Floor Floor PCCB maybe Grin Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can have some of mine......
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a lot of influencing factors like surface finish of wheels, condition of the drilled holes in your discs, speed at which you're travelling when braking, weather conditions, etc.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this the start of Wimbledon kicking in "chalk dust - anyone can see that it was chalk dust"

its my age. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve noticed the same on my 981, virtually no brake dust even after some spirited runs Dont know
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I often clean with the holes in my discs with brake cleaner. It helps. Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the disc vent holes are clear then the dust is sucked out and exits mainly on the outer edges of the disc which when driven will tend to blow away as we are talking very small amounts here.

If not the dust collects on and around the pad which tends to push it towards the wheel .

Im sure way back there used to be covers you put inside the wheel to stop this on any car Dont know

Brake pad material is also far better these days than it used to be .

Thats my understanding of it anyways .
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What Phil says. ^^^^. PCCBs?

I still get plenty, even with a fully renewed braking system. Granted my tyre dressing doesn't help but still.

 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to get much more on the 987 than I did on the 993 ....... and I am usually light on the breaks and mostly use engine breaking where I can ...... and the design of the wheel I have on the 987 is a bit of a b'stard to clean ...... Sad
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

madalaa wrote:
I seem to get much more on the 987 than I did on the 993 ....... and I am usually light on the breaks and mostly use engine breaking where I can ...... and the design of the wheel I have on the 987 is a bit of a b'stard to clean ...... Sad


yes, you are not known for excessive use of the middle pedal - quite the opposite!!! How about getting the wheels done in black? Our old Boxster used to produce a fair bit of dust too, but the current one much less Dont know
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think ive got it!! Surprised Seem to spend most of my time cleaning the wheels!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think ive got it!! Surprised Seem to spend most of my time cleaning the wheels!
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