Why are my rims covered in brake dust?
Brake dust is a common and not worrisome by-product of the brake pads in a modern car wearing down over time. If you notice that just one of the rims on your car are being coated in brake dust, it could mean that the brake caliper is not doing its job properly. It is something you should not ignore.
Can you drive without a dust shield?
A braking system without a brake dust shield is prone to grime and dust buildup. And, it may lead to difficult maintenance and brake malfunction, leading to severe safety threats. Although removing brake dust is relatively easier, grime, dirt and sand are harder to clean.
How do you clean a dust shield?
In most cases, you can easily clean the dust off of your dust cover with a clean microfiber cloth. It’s very important to use a dedicated, clean cloth for this as any dirt or debris that may be caught in the cloth could scratch the surface of the dust cover. Never use a brush or abrasives to clean your dust cover.
What does black dust on rims mean?
When your brake pads heat up, their metallic particles get a static charge as they wear off the surface of the pad. That’s how the dark, metallic dust sticks to the wheels, both steel and alloy, as well as other parts of your vehicle. Brake dust is also caused by brake rotors containing cast iron.
What kind of dust shield do I need for big rims?
SKU: DS-8550. Category: Big Rim Dust Shields Here are the big rim dust shields you’ve been looking for! These big wheel dust shields are specifically designed for big rims. Constructed of heavy duty 16ga steel, they feature a universal 5 bolt pattern with 5×4.5, 5×4.75, and 5×5 bolt patterns.
What are the dimensions of a dust shield?
Brake Dust Shields, Aluminum, Black, 15 in. Diameter Wheel, 5 x 4.50/4.75/5.00 in. Bolt Patterns, Pair Dust Plate, Brake, Stainless Steel, Polished, 15 in. Wheel, 5 x 4.5 in. , 4.75 in., 5.0 in Bolt Patterns, Each Dust Plate, Brake, Steel, Black, 20 in. Wheel, 5 x 4.5 in. , 4.75 in., 5.0 in. Bolt Patterns, Each
Can you use a wheel spacer for a dust shield?
You can also use a wheel spacer to run these dust shields on any vehicle. SKU: DS-8550. Category: Big Rim Dust Shields Here are the big rim dust shields you’ve been looking for!
Do the rim dust covers fit all rims?
We make the dust covers to fit a majority of rims on the market. If you need the dust covers cut to an exact size, please let us know in the comments section when you are checking out. You can also give us a call or send us an email with your exact specifications. The rim dust covers are made from heavy gauge sheet steel that won’t warp or distort.