Cleaning of Performance Brakes
Washing a big brake kit is an important part of brake maintenance to ensure that it stays in top condition.
Here are some steps to follow when washing your big brake kit:
1. Allow the brakes to cool down before washing them. It is recommended to wash them after a drive, but wait at least an hour to let them cool down.
2. Rinse off the brake components with a hose or pressure washer. This will remove any dirt, debris or brake dust that has accumulated on the surface.
3. Use a non-acidic wheel cleaner or brake cleaner to remove any stubborn brake dust or grime that remains. Spray the cleaner onto the brake components and let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse it off with water.
4. Use a soft-bristled brush to gently scrub the surface of the brake components to remove any remaining dirt or debris.
5. Dry the brake components with a clean, lint-free cloth or towel. Make sure that all parts are thoroughly dry before reassembling the brakes.
6. Apply a coat of brake cleaner or protectant to the brake components to help prevent future buildup of brake dust or grime.
Following these steps will help keep your big brake kit clean and functioning properly.
Soft Bristled Brushes
Soft bristled brushes are recommended for washing big brake kits because they are gentle enough not to damage the finish on the calipers or rotors, while still being effective at removing any dirt or grime buildup.
Non-Acidic Wheel Cleaner
Non-acidic wheel cleaners are recommended for cleaning big brake kits because acidic cleaners can damage the surface of the brakes and cause corrosion. Acidic cleaners can also strip the protective coating on the brakes, leaving them vulnerable to rust and other forms of damage.
Microfiber towels are recommended for drying big brake kits because they are soft and gentle on the surface of the brake components, and they also absorb water well. This is important because brake components are made of sensitive materials that can be easily scratched or damaged by harsh materials