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Old 11-12-07, 01:57 PM   #1
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brake PLEASE READ!!!

lol i sommehow have come to have a bit of oil on my brake


how would i get it off?????????????????????????
some one help me
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Soap & water or alcohol.
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what sort of alchol
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Most any kind. Do you have some rubbing alcohol around the house. RA does have glycerine in it however. It comes in 2 "flavors" Approx. 70% & 90%. The latter would be better.
Soap & water is an excellent degreaser. Liquid dish soap & hot water is usually available around the house.
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vodka works too, comrade!
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nothing wrong with some lubricant on appropriate parts of the brake
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Old 11-12-07, 04:14 PM   #7
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lol i sommehow have come to have a bit of oil on my brake


how would i get it off?????????????????????????
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Is this cantilever or disc brake?
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Old 11-13-07, 01:44 AM   #8
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dics brake so its not alright it doesnt stop me !!!
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How about Brake Cleaner?
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Disk brakes... oil... leaking... you can't stop. You sir, sound like your brakes are leaking. Just go to the LBS. They don't bite.
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lol i sommehow have come to have a bit of oil on my brake


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A good way of getting the oil off is to bake them in the oven. It will burn off any oil and residue you might have on the pads. The temperature does not need to be too hot and you only need to leave them in for like 5 or 6 min.
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Old 11-13-07, 10:49 AM   #13
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Simple green will work. Just wash with water afterwords as sometimes leftover simple green residue causes squealing. wash the pads and rim.
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Brake cleaner?
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If your disc brake pads have been contaminated by oil, the above will help, but your braking will not be the same as before. New brake pads are your best option.
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Simple green will work. Just wash with water afterwords as sometimes leftover simple green residue causes squealing. wash the pads and rim.
True. I've found citrus kitchen and bathroom cleaner to be an EXCELLENT degreaser, but liquid dish soap will also work. Thoroughly clean the disk and pads - you may need to remove the pads and give them a soak in degreaser and a scrub if it's very badly contaminated. Rinse after and reassemble. Fixed.

At all costs avoid rubbing alcohol if it has any oil suspended in it. Some does and leaves a thin film of oil behind which is the last thing you want.
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As a finish to the pads, you can abrade them a bit face down on a piece of 220 grit sandpaper.
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Old 11-14-07, 04:16 PM   #18
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+1 for new pads. I would completely dis assemble break mechanism throughly clean along with the rotor.
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