Extreme Brake Dust Removal... You won't believe this strategy!
So how do you do EXTREME BRAKE DUST REMOVAL?! That question, and so much more is answered in this video! As a detailer brake dust removal is one of the most important parts of the process, and at the same time, it can be extremely frustrating. Heavy brake dust removal can be difficult simply because of the nature of the beast... most customers never actually remove it themselves, so it is our job as detailers to have some awesome brake dust removal tips! In this video I share one of the coolest brake dust removal tricks that I have up my sleeve with one of my favorite products Meguiars Wheel Brightener, and my VX 5000 steamer... yes you heard me correctly! Learn how to do heavy brake dust removal with some meguiars wheel brightener, and any steamer that you have on hand as a pro detailer, and wow your customers with this simple, yet incredibly effective strategy! Extreme brake dust removal just became possible!!!
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VX 5000 Steamer:
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McCulloch MC1375 Canister Steam System (another great steamer for beginners on a budget)
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  • Floyd Thompson
    Floyd Thompson

    Hello, do you have a wheels off detailing video ?

  • Joe Joe
    Joe Joe

    Ok everyone here is the real deal. 1st iff these wheels have texture and they are not smooth painted wheels. Brake dust gets embedded in the tiny pockets and textured areas through time BECAUSE you have organic or semi metallic brake pads that create a lot of brake dust. If not cleaned often then this happens. Best solution is high quality brakes and ceramic brake pads to minimize to none or very little brake dust build up. Get rid of organic which are the worst brake pads and create the most brake dust and semi metallic brake pads. The other once cleaned as best as possible through hot steam or an awesome product like SIMPLE GREEN and brushes, is to sand and repaint the wheels. A smooth painted surface or chrome are the easiest to clean and maintain. And after washing with SIMPLE GREEN AND SOFT BRUSH, a coat of wax helps to keep the wheel from being a pain to clean. Very little to no effort, and water pressure rinses right off. The wheels in this video will get as clean as it can, and that is it! Better than before but not completely clean unless it gets a surface prep and paint. That's it ! A lot of detailing videos promote the sales of their products and that is ok too. But one product for cleaning and degreasing without damage to painted wheels or chrome is SIMPLE GREEN. Been using it for over 30yrs. Detailing, and restoring Porsches. Can't beat it for the price.

  • Flaming Shrub
    Flaming Shrub

    Dude shut up man jeez my friken ears r bleeding and my head is spinning im gunna go throw up. Dont take as much COCAINE before u do ur shoots its not conducive to a good vid. soory just being honest for ya cus of ur dislike to like ratio thats prolly why. seriously good luck in the future tho, cant say ur not keen as mustard.

  • Flaming Shrub
    Flaming Shrub

    Aloominum ☺

  • Daniel Ruvalcaba
    Daniel Ruvalcaba

    Dude you talk to much!!!

  • 61spindrift

    Sorry, just can't listen to the way you speak. Have not read any comments yet but, doubt others could as well. Maybe if you just spoke normal people would have more faith and respect for you and what you are trying to teach.

  • Kelly White
    Kelly White

    This guy just seems like a money found fire for the first time lol

  • Jack Sep
    Jack Sep

    Use a blue torch. It melts the brake dust and any plastic that may be crusted on.

  • Juan Villalobos
    Juan Villalobos

    Pound of coke or pound of that window lol 🤣

  • Lab Junkie
    Lab Junkie

    He talked the dust off it .. not the steamer

  • Sabine Brunache
    Sabine Brunache

    He’s not talking too fast at all... maybe he’s from up North. This is how we speak. We have ZERO Patients for pple who speak slowly. Boston, BEAN TOWN all day.

  • Al M
    Al M

    Too much talking. You could’ve done this in 2 mins.

  • Andrew Poliakoff
    Andrew Poliakoff

    Great video, thanks for posting! Question for you, I often power wash the brake dust off of my rims and the water runoff and brake dust stain, or begin to stain, the driveway. Is there a particular way of preventing the brake dust from running off?

    • his name was robert paulson
      his name was robert paulson

      You would probably have to rinse off the driveway as you go to keep it from setting into the concrete. Otherwise, see if you can do it parked on the street instead of the driveway!

  • Nikolas Escuza
    Nikolas Escuza

    This video is exactly what I was looking for! Definitely will be trying it!

  • Sippy Cup
    Sippy Cup

    Set the crack pipe down and walk away

  • JD Perez
    JD Perez

    But what if I don't have a steamer?

  • Christian Milton
    Christian Milton

    thanks bill nye

  • des car
    des car

    talk way too much

  • Trucker Josh
    Trucker Josh

    How long does it take for the wheels to get to this?

  • Steve K
    Steve K

    Price of steam cleaner cost more than a set of new rims.

  • sosco22

    Calm down.

  • The Xarkiss Show
    The Xarkiss Show

    Just fucking do it and shut the fuck up

  • Joshua Draper
    Joshua Draper

    Check out an acid wheel cleaner It could have had those wheels looking awesome saves a lot of time when I’m detailing

  • Mark Segree
    Mark Segree

    Hey Wilson. Thanks for putting forward this option. Did you ever come across any other options? I am trying to resist using easy off oven cleaner.

  • john jones
    john jones

    a strategy like this, your just cleaning a fucking wheel

  • dont worry
    dont worry

    And if u dont have a steamer? Stupid video.

  • James Lund
    James Lund

    Holy crap, your legs are hairy lol

  • travis

    Okay, I'm listening, just soaked wheel in brake buster, and ferrex, I'll have to try the steam next time.

  • Mike Still
    Mike Still

    holy fuck dude, 90mg of addys IR did you well

  • Ramon Arvizu
    Ramon Arvizu

    Is it safe on painted Wheels

  • sardil01

    Spray McGuire's Wheel Brightener and steam away. Why can I do that in less than 2 seconds with 7 words and he took 8 minutes and 95,000 words? Anyway. I appreciate the video and liked the corrosion explanation. Thanks for the video.

  • Phil Miller
    Phil Miller

    Talks a mile a minute.

  • Stephen Pawlik
    Stephen Pawlik

    Great video man gonna try this ASAP

  • stefind

    Well done and informative. Keep up the great videos. Maybe just shorten little bit but be true to yourself. Thanks for sharing.

  • joash rambaran
    joash rambaran

    Sales will be a better option for you

  • LifeSucksAtFourteen

    The comments are hilarious can’t stop laughing what everyone says about this guy

  • Chris Wilkes
    Chris Wilkes

    Nice eyebrows

  • Herakles

    Same on my bmw 335 and I clean it more than the average driver and I do t know how to get off it looks awful

  • h22sparks

    Gimmicks i rather use purplepower

  • High Mile Garage
    High Mile Garage

    How old are you

  • Jason McHenry
    Jason McHenry

    So now I gotta buy a gd steamer to get it done??


    A steam gun and cocaine

  • don cray
    don cray

    Cool guy 😎, just literally talk to much with out taking a breath!!!

  • Dan Alcantara
    Dan Alcantara

    Holy crap, I just wanted a simple explanation. I’m exhausted listening to your thousand words per minute but I will try the hot steam. Thank you

    • Creative Leo
      Creative Leo

      I talk to your mom that way?

    • Olivia Fisher
      Olivia Fisher

      Don't be a dick.

    • Sun99%


    • dutch971

      He's a blow hard.

    • travis

      @Jacob T. No lie.

  • kevin parker
    kevin parker

    Dude!! just buy a new set of fuckin wheels. lol.

  • Jon Paul
    Jon Paul

    Terrible video

  • Stephane GREGOIRE
    Stephane GREGOIRE

    haha, absolute rubbish !

  • Andy Ussery
    Andy Ussery

    This guy is way too smart to detail for a living. Hope he wakes up and uses his talents in greater ways.

    • JimBobBek

      You are his father aren’t you

  • La conquistadors E explora
    La conquistadors E explora

    Crazy eyebrows dude

  • Brian Loney
    Brian Loney

    7 min, tooooooooooooooooo Long !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alex Lopez
    Alex Lopez

    Damn 850 for a steamer too clean some 230 ls mesh wheels sounds about right

  • Cecil B
    Cecil B

    U know at the dollar stores in texas. Theres a product called AWESOME. It will clean everything

    • Greg Wittmeyer
      Greg Wittmeyer

      All purpose cleaners are not acidic and are lousy at cleaning brake dust. Get a gallon of meguiar's wheel brightener. Dilute 5:1 in a chemically resistant spray bottle like the Zep from Home Depot. It's probably enough to last you a lifetime.



  • R a m
    R a m

    Swiffer wet sheets..... takes brake dust off front tire rims quickly with NO struggle. I was shocked too.... but it works !!!!!!

  • Decal03

    Magic eraser🧽

  • Cow muscle
    Cow muscle

    That is what I call mild brake dust one of my alloy wheels was so bad the entire surface was coated black in brake dust except for the face of the wheel. 4:20 i'm not sure about that because mine had stuff like that and scrubbing removed it.

  • Howie Will
    Howie Will

    Holy cow! That steamer costs more than I paid for the car. 😂 back to the drawing board for me.

    • froggyNotGreen

      Na don't need steam cleaner at all. Use acid.

    • Jakob lm
      Jakob lm

      Try borrowing one or maybe retning one

  • heavymechanic2

    I tried the Hot Rims All Wheel Cleaner (sold at Walmart) and scrubbed nasty wheels with a blue scotchbrite pad and had excellent results. Just remove the center caps because the cleaner is not Lacquer Paint friendly and I had to repaint the center caps (there is some type of warning on the label). As a DIY I'm not interested in dropping coin into a steamer only to use it a few times. Also had good results using ZEP Fast 505 to remove wheel crud.

  • Tanzanite TechNature
    Tanzanite TechNature

    You are clearly a smooth talker, and that is a beneficial skill. But, my advice to you is... sometimes less talk is better... Let your work do the talking so you dont have to. People have their shields up for bla bla bla, but are very receptive to quality work, like what you did to the wheels.

  • Sue Massey
    Sue Massey

    you have nice teeth. :-)

  • A Dude
    A Dude

    You do know that you talk to much? Booooring!!!!

  • Jasaba senara
    Jasaba senara

    Clay bar removes brake dust.

    • Jasaba senara
      Jasaba senara

      @Ervin Tabafunda your welcome. You too.

    • Ervin Tabafunda
      Ervin Tabafunda

      Jasaba senara.. thank you so much! You have a nice day 👍🏽

    • Jasaba senara
      Jasaba senara

      @Ervin Tabafunda yep. Use it on my wheels all the time.

    • Ervin Tabafunda
      Ervin Tabafunda

      Jasaba senara.... does it really??

  • Gage Ernest
    Gage Ernest

    i guess cameron boyce isnt dead

  • Stephen Lovering
    Stephen Lovering

    How does a guy geeked up on a pound of coke not have enough time to clean an entire wheel? Great video, great idea.

    • Brannon Worner
      Brannon Worner

      It’s called Biker Blow in Florida, made in a Clean Trailer in Pasco. Bad joke but clean wheels

    • Sun99%


  • AutOdometer

    Holy Cow these comments are stupid. You can tell you’re are passionate about detailing and that you know what you’re doing and that’s why you’re talking so fast. My question is how do I prolong the time between wheel cleanings? I feel I could clean my wheels once a week probably... can I use a wheel sealant and wax combo or does a ceramic coating give the long lasting clean wheel effect

  • baljeetd

    You could convey your message much better in 2 minutes rather than 8.

  • Nuclear Media Entertainment
    Nuclear Media Entertainment

    Step 1: Do a bunch of coke Step 2: Buy some wheel cleaner Step 3: Buy a $1000 steamer Step 4: Just use the $1000 steamer

    • AutOdometer

      Jason Parker steamers are less than $200... I think I bought one for $150

  • Jamie Yates
    Jamie Yates

    Verbal diarrhoea

  • K N
    K N

    Ease up on the coke bro

  • beach side
    beach side

    What the hell is "dwell time" ? lol

    • Michael Cook
      Michael Cook

      The time you allow the chemical to sit on the car.

    • Stephan Reid
      Stephan Reid


  • TheAllKnowing512

    You should definitely try out for an auctioneer.

  • Angels Elite Auto Detailing
    Angels Elite Auto Detailing

    Looks for most expensive steamer. Gets big commission 🤑🤐 Do yourself a favor and get one on offer up or harbor freight for less than $200 🤗🤗🤗

  • Pete Ferrini
    Pete Ferrini

    you should talk faster man..

  • Derek Baker
    Derek Baker

    After spending time @ the Kennebec County Jail in Augusta, Maine; The North Pond Hermit successfully graduated from the Co-Occuring-Disorders Court Program, and is doing well. Walter McKee was his defense Attorney.

  • tantaluss68

    I have a 2004 mustang and the last owner ran the breaks into the ground the car ended up with a large amount of what i assume is break dust into the paint any tricks to get it out of the paint?

  • Mike Roberts
    Mike Roberts

    Ok meth man use some compound and some sanding. It'll all come off. Use the side of a credit card. The plastic sticks to it

    • Mark Segree
      Mark Segree

      Bullshit, compound works? Currently I'm using scothbrite.

  • Jordan Bastow
    Jordan Bastow

    That’s rookie brake dust. I had to use a chisel to get mine off

    • Leston Yearwood
      Leston Yearwood

      lol you on an entirely different level.

    • Rita Layman
      Rita Layman

      Bastini HD 🤣😂

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith

    Power clean works great spray on wait 4mins spray off works great

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith

    Looks like power clean

  • jbg6098

    Try Easy Off oven cleaner and a toothbrush. It will take all of it off and the leave a wheel like this looking as good as it can get. I do a lot of lower end trade in cars with wheels like this and it’s the most efficient way to clean them I have found. Fast and cheap. It’s worked well for me.

    • Blue Moon Galaxy Warrior
      Blue Moon Galaxy Warrior

      says not to use on alluminum on the Easy Off can.

  • Sudo Nym
    Sudo Nym

    Use hydrochloric acid (muriatic acid) - mortar cleaner is good - you won't believe how easy it comes off with no effort. Rinse thoroughly after!

    • Moreno12

      Sudo Nym will that work on brake dust that has been embedded into the clear coat of the wheel now? I took it to a detail shop and they said the dust penetrated the clear coat and he only thing that can be done is strip the cc and redo it. 600 bucks! No way

  • Derek Hobbs
    Derek Hobbs

    White Magic eraser sponge and soapy water, it's that simple. Did it myself today.

    • Derek Hobbs
      Derek Hobbs

      @Floridaaa girl Not really, I use them on my face.

  • Chris Tuttle
    Chris Tuttle

    With a wheel in that bad of shape already, steel wool would work very well. Obviously its very dangerous but it will take off that "embedded" corrosion.

    • Richard Roberts
      Richard Roberts

      @Joshua Wilson any micro scratches could then be removed with some cutting compound and a polish.

    • Joshua Wilson
      Joshua Wilson

      0000' grade (if it does scratch it's so small it's almost not noticable)

  • 703BAM

    How often should I clean my wheels? Do I do it by time (ie once a month), or by mileage (ie once every 3,000 miles)?

  • Irriesh key L. Ligas
    Irriesh key L. Ligas

    Plsss shutt upp lols

  • HotRod Ray
    HotRod Ray

    Wow Thanks !!! I didnt know that I could listen at 10,000 words per minute.

    • Sun99%


    • angry_z_rider

      ya my brain pood a bit

  • antonio blocker
    antonio blocker

    Talking way to much

  • beagletube

    Blah blah blah blah... useless... NEXT!

  • Thabang Matsela
    Thabang Matsela

    This video could have been 1 minute long

    • Wilson Auto Detailing
      Wilson Auto Detailing

      But that wouldn’t be any fun

  • tbone21158

    My favorite detailer on IRbin! While this product would not work for extreme cleaning, have you ever tried the water powered Brush Hero? I would say for light cleaning? It was on Shark Tank and has become rather successful.

  • jordohd1990

    So many haters in the comments! You’re the man dude and I appreciate all the knowledge and are a true motivation and inspiration to my start up in the mobile detailing business!

    • Wilson Auto Detailing
      Wilson Auto Detailing

      Thanks so much man! Internet detailers are pretty opinionated arent they :)

  • LeisureSuitSweatshop

    Too much "literally"

  • kevin dotson99
    kevin dotson99

    Try using Coke and aluminum foil or anything that's carbonated and aluminum foil

  • Adam Upton
    Adam Upton

    I think a stiff nylon brush and a ton of elbow grease would get the rest of that off the wheels.

  • Steve Frain
    Steve Frain

    Sorry mate it’s not a strategy you did really well at chatting crap

  • Tabetha Harshman
    Tabetha Harshman

    Talk to much stop talking about your magnified 👓 we know what they do man. Your suppose to talk about the wheels IRbin videos have gotten out of hand with off topic they should.band people who do this

    • Wilson Auto Detailing
      Wilson Auto Detailing

      Sorry about that! How do you think I can improve videos in the future?

  • Patrick Guida
    Patrick Guida

    To me this episode is perfect example to make a service you make and charge for it or add it to other's to make a higher level of service. About these people saying you talk to fast or on coke. Reply to them. They need to clean with wheel brightener and stop inhaling it

    • Wilson Auto Detailing
      Wilson Auto Detailing

      Hahahahahaha yes!

  • sam9m

    Step 1 : snort 2 lines of cocaine

    • metalfire 425
      metalfire 425

      Step 6: repeat 15 times

    • sardil01

      Step 5: See step 1.

    • J D
      J D

      Step 4: kill my self

    • Tuxie Vous Musique
      Tuxie Vous Musique

      Step 3: smok creck

    • Wilson Auto Detailing
      Wilson Auto Detailing

      step 2: shoot video

  • ZunoFG4

    Video starts at 2:40

    • EA

      Ends at 4:00

  • Erick Ragland
    Erick Ragland

    bro thanks!!! i just sprayed a little on my wheel and the caked up brake dust came right off. the key is to wash the cleaner right off immediately with soap and water so it wont remove the finish on your wheels.