brake pad backing plate mess on wheel

MaxPower

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'01 Pro ES
So one of the rear brake pads ground down to the backing plate, leaving a dark iron powdery-looking mess on the wheel. Although it looks like a coating of brake dust, it won't come off with soap/water.

Does anybody know how to remove this? I haven't tried any cleaners yet, besides soap/water.
 

ThrillRide

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Truck
How long did this go on? Shouldn't have stuck that hard yet. But anyway, there have been a few cleaners talked about here you can search. But my suggestion would be to find a Harley Davidson dealer there in Mass and pick up a product called s100 Wheel Gel (made by p21s). One of the most amazing cleaners I have tried to date. If cleaner alone won't get it try a claybar with it. If that doesn't work get your hands on a steamer with a high pressure nozzle. If none of that works then you have a bigger issue at hand.
 

MaxPower

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'01 Pro ES
The dust deposited over a week and has been there for a couple months.

I'll pick up the s100 this weekend. Thanks for the advice!
 

ThrillRide

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Truck
Ah! Yeah that could be an issue. May need to let the s100 sit on the wheel for a bit before you clean it. Just don't let it dry on the wheel. Hope is works.