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Wheel cleaner stained rotors


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Were the rotors hot, had the car just been driven?

 

Did the product dry on the rotors before being rinsed?

 

Post some photos of the issue.

They weren't hot I only backed out the garage.

 

It wasn't dry on the rims but it might have dried on the rotors. Even the one I was working on immediately it stained it

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On a related note...

 

I do not use Wheel Cleaner when the Corvette wheels are on the car. Reason being, it has carbon ceramic brakes and they are known to stain.

 

Instead, I use 16:1 diluted Car Shampoo when the wheels are on the car. (The wheels are protected with Quick Sealant and CCBs dust less than some other brakes.)

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I'm not so sure about that Mohammad.  CCBs are different than ceramic brake pads...the CCB rotors are a carbon ceramic material, not iron. Considering the replacement cost of CCB rotors, I'm keeping Wheel Cleaner away from them.  :)

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Wheel cleaner is some strong stuff. It damaged the factory coating on my GF's 2017 Ford Explorer front brake calipers. Did it on first wash, was used at full strength at the recommended dwell time. It may have still been a bit warm from a trip earlier in the day. It sucks it happened but I'm sure I'll eventually paint them when the new wheel and tire package gets picked out. Everything will be coated at the same time.

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why is there so much panic when people clean the wheels and this happens to rotors?  This is normal oxidation in a rapid form from the aggressive cleaning solvent.  it is surface level only, move the car 20ft and use the brakes and boom it is gone.  As far as CBC rotors, I dunno but it is still a solid surface but posing the question to adams tech support would be best for those. 

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I'm not far from it only 33 which is young to me. It is just more of a realistic knowledge of chemical processes that are thought in middle and high school levels in my opinion

 

*Taught * not thought

 

Opinion noted, but I didn't ask for it. The question was for solution also it never stained before so I asked a question.

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Ha, I'm only 31.

 

I was just messin' with ya. If I saw that stain on any other surface, I'd be worried. But my rotors turn colors overnight just from sitting. They shine right up first time I hit the brakes!

Oh I wasn't replying in an ill manner. And yeah depending on the weather etc I can have rusted looking rotors overnight. Shoot look at them on cars at the dealership. They can do they same as well.

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