Don't front wheels get filthy?

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Golf Juliet Tango
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Don't front wheels get filthy?

I washed these, inside and out (i.e. wheels off, partly so I could put copper greae between hub and wheel)

Then on returning home...

Cleaned but just a cursory one.

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Only if you use the brakes !!

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Use a fall out remover each time you wash. Also put on some wheel sealant once they're clean to stop brake dust adhering so much.

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Are there any specific products you recommend?

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Personally I use Autoglym Magma and Autoglym Wheel Protector, but I suspect other products work well too.

https://www.autoglym.com/magma

https://www.autoglym.com/wheel-protector

You can pick them up in Halfords with the club discount too.

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Be careful of magma on your paintwork. It is described as liquid clay but there are reports of it causing damage.

One of the phenomenons in the Porsche world is severly corroded discs at relatively low mileages on weekend cars. This has been attributed to washing the car after use and putting away in the garage with wet brakes. Having vented discs all round doesn't help!

I either dont wash the wheels or go around the block and warm the brakes up.

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I'd take the wheels off.

With the 21 this is a PITA as even the ultra-low jack I have (the Norman Verona bulk buy one) won't reach the A frame fixing at the back and won't reach under the air scoop at the front.

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Fallout remover should be suitable for use on paintwork. Magma certainly is. Detailing places spray it on the bodywork of some very expensive machinery! You do need to make sure you rinse it all off afterwards though. Driving round the block to warm the brakes up before putting the car away is also a good call. I keep my car chocked in the garage with the handbrake off too.

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I certainly don't put the handbrake on in the garage (applies to both Seven & 21).

I have to drive the 21 from home to its garage.

Stephen

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After many years of using different wheel protection products this is what I have been using for the last ten years or so & IMO beats all the previous products I have tried.

POORBOY'S WORLD WHEEL SEALANT - very pink, smells nice & is like a very soft wax. Average price on line is about £16.00 but worth every £ as it goes a long way. Two coats protects for more than six months. Washing off road muck & adhering brake dust is a doddle.

Finish lasts more than six months & makes wheel cleaning easy.

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The easiest way to deal with this is to get an electric car with regenerative braking! I have barely any wear on my brakes after nearly three years.