T880 Disc Brake Dust

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Randall R.'s Comment
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I have a 2023 KW T880 with disc brakes. I’m having an issue with brake dust on the front wheels. The metal particles are imbedding into the polished aluminum surface and then rusts when it gets wet. Is there a backing plate or something to prevent the dust from coming through the holes in the wheels? And what would the best way be to get rid of that metal in the surface without damaging the polished surface? Thanks

Stevo Reno's Comment
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I "think" there might be dust shields out there for your needs. BUT, is it a company truck, or yours? They might not approve, since they would think the cooling effect of those holes will be an issue, blocked off with a disc of sorts (Car's do have those shields.)

There are a TON of sprays out there you can spray down the rims with, and hose off, without dulling the finish..... I Know I had gotten a brand spanking new 2022 FL with 10 alcoa rims (rear inners kind of wasted) I asked at our terminal shop if they could remove those ugly arse plastic covers, so the purty aluminum could show thru. They removed em, I just had to keep them in the side cabinet with the truck. Glad the cab had 1 of those storage bins on both sides !


A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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