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are they painted, or bare metal? do your wheels have large openings to access the calipers or are you going to be taking the wheels off to clean?

 

in general, GWC and a boar's hair brush will work. same stuff used on the wheels, just be sure to do the caliper after you clean the wheels. be sure they are cool to the touch, spray them down with the hose, then spray GWC liberally on the calipers. let it soak for about a minute, before scrubbing them.

 

if the calipers are bare metal and the brake dust is being stubborn, then take the wheels off and spray them down with brake cleaner

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are they painted, or bare metal? do your wheels have large openings to access the calipers or are you going to be taking the wheels off to clean?

 

in general, GWC and a boar's hair brush will work. same stuff used on the wheels, just be sure to do the caliper after you clean the wheels. be sure they are cool to the touch, spray them down with the hose, then spray GWC liberally on the calipers. let it soak for about a minute, before scrubbing them.

 

if the calipers are bare metal and the brake dust is being stubborn, then take the wheels off and spray them down with brake cleaner

 

They are stock C6 Corvette Calipers

 

Thanks for the suggestions.

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GWC or APC will work. APC used to be the go to wheel cleaner before GWC was created. i believe they made the GWC to clean brake dust from wheels better than APC did, IIRC.

 

all depends on how soiled they are, and if they're painted or not. i would try GWC, then APC, and then brake cleaner (as long as they're unpainted) to see what works for you. once you get them cleaned, just maintain them everytime you wash

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Like the others said, wheel cleaner and a brush. If your changing pads or prepping for a custom caliper paint job, drench that whole area with brake cleaner. This will eliminate the airborne particles when doing pads, plus it dries like IPA, almost immediately.

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