- Cleaning rotors.
Pour boiling water on the pads in a dish and most of the oil will heat and float off. Then once dry emery board or similar. Worked for me!
Works for me, I pop them in a pan and simmer for a while, sand off and they’re 9/10 times working as before. For rotors, just meths and a clean cloth, then lots of hot water to rinse.Posted 4 years agodannyhMember
Scrub with meths and an old toothbrush always seems to do the job. Remember to rinse with a bit of water as well, no point in dissolving (as in solvent) the oil that is contaminating, then just leaving some of it there.
Repeat a couple of times. I always find you have to re-do the burning in process in part afterwards, to key the rotors back into the pads.Posted 4 years agoeatsleepbikeMember
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Worth noting that after a clean the brakes will take a mslla amount of time to get back to full power. I think the “science” behind this is that they are more effective when some pad material is deposited on the rotorsPosted 4 years ago
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