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Old 10-20-2012, 11:09 PM
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I know this is not dodge related but I know there is a lot of knowledgeable people on hear, so I thought it would not hurt to ask. My son has a Jeep that the wheels look really bad, the brake dust has done a number, I,m thinking about sand blasting and maybe giving them a coat of plastic coat, does this come in a silver color and do you think this would work. I'm open to ideas. He does not want to spend a lot of money on them at this time.
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I would suggest that he start off by trying to put several good coats of a decent wax on the wheels. This won't be a cure all, but it will make it easier for the brake dust to slide right off.

To answer your question, I believe that Plasti-Dipp does come in a grey/ silver color. fromFordtoRam just did his wheels on his 4th gen Here is the link to that thread.

The Plasti-Dipp may help hide the brake dust, but I doubt that it'll do much to actually prevent it from accumulating on the wheels.

Good luck, and be sure to let us know how he makes out

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I haven't used plastidip, but from my understanding you could plastidip the wheels, then if they get too dirty just remove it and spray em again.
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First , have you used any type of wheel cleaner to try and clean them up ? There are some pretty strong wheel cleaners on the market that do a good job . Then secondly there are several types of pads that produce hardly any brake dust . I prefer Wagner Thermo- Quiets . My Brembo pads were horrible , two days after the wheels were clean they would be black again . Went over to the thermo quiets , what a difference .
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Once you get them painted or plasti dipped, you may consider these to protect from further problems:

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/de...QQK301979.html
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