How do you guys handle the brake dust, and has anyone changed pads, etc., to help mitigate the dust?
I noticed the copper/brown haze on your black wheels. Mine are ceramic coated as well as the Alcoa Durabrite. Yes. It took wiping when washing to get the scum off before I got rid of the OEM. I have the Z26 on the front of mine now. Before I took the trip, I was a little concerned about what hard braking and heat would do to them. We weren't on a track, the braking from 80mph to 30mph to make the turns was concerning, but I didn't experience any brake fade. I may look at one in a couple of weeks when I have time.My wheels are ceramic coated and it does help with the dust -- when the car has been dry driven -- not been driven in the rain. I drove 4 hours back from a Tail of the Dragon road trip a week or so ago in the pouring rain and no amount of ceramic is going to help in that situation. I cleaned the car the other night and there was no simply "hosing off the dust". They simply looked awful -- a combo of heavy dust from aggressive, twisties driving and then 4 hours of highway rain and road spray.
All that being said, I am not inclined at all to change the pads. I love the braking performance and don't want to lose it for the sake of dust.