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    Replacement of Brake Pads

    I am replacing my Formula Oro K24 stock pads, which are organic (Formula calls it semi-metallic), with metallic pads (Formula calls it sintered). Other than cleaning the rotors with denatured alcohol and a rag, do I need to do any other cleaning of the rotors, given that the replacement sintered pads will be of a different compound than the organic pads?

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    Alcohol is a wimpy degreaser. Get a spray can of brake cleaner at any auto parts store.
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    Just buy a quart of Naphtha or Acetone. That's what is in brake cleaning or injector cleaning fluid. Check the thickness of the rotor and replace if it's too thin or concave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sci-Fi View Post
    Just buy a quart of Naphtha or Acetone. That's what is in brake cleaning or injector cleaning fluid.
    Injector cleaner is pretty benign because has to be safe for all kinds of plastic components. The brake cleaner I've used is very aggressive and flashes off instantly after flushing away any grease. At about $5 a can, why mess around experimenting with anything else?
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