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Re: Those dirty A4 wheels...
> Rodney Henderson <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> >I purchased an A4 1.8T a couple of months ago (my first Audi) and
> >I'm really enjoying it. The only problem I'm having is the brake
> >dust on the front wheels. I tried wiping down the wheels with a wet
> >paper towel every day and that keeps the wheels clean, but am I
> >scratching the wheels? If I shouldn't do this, is there something
> >else I can do to help keep the wheels clean?
No offense, but isn't brake dust a fact of life. :(
Daily cleanings seem a bit excessive to me, or are the A4 pads unusually
soft thereby producing more dust than "normal"? Also, I don't recall
there being a whole lot of nooks and crannies on the 5-spoke wheels that
would make cleaning a b!tch. With the TSWs on my 4kq, I find that a
weekly regimen of cleaning is important to keep the wheels looking good
and for my own mental health. If I were more fanatic, I'd do it more
often, but daily cleanings might interfere with the complex spousal
negotiations surrounding the purchase of a new A4 30v. I can hear it
now, "Why on earth do you clean those wheels every day? You're so
obsessed with this Audi thing that I think it's clouding your
judgement. You need to see someone about this disease." My reply,
"That seems a little bit extreme don't you think. I'd prefer to think
of it as a condition, not a disease."
Not to start another wheel cleaner debate, but I've found P21S, a soft
brush or rag, and lots of water to be the most effective cleaner for me.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
-- Albert Einstein