bmx brake maintenance question-
what should i use to clean my pads and rim for better braking? Simple Green is not cutting it.
i have "salmon" Kool Stop BMX pads on my Diatech Hombre u-brake and a Sun Rhyno Lite XL rim with a machined sidewall. when i clean my rim and brake shoes with Simple Green, the brake pads tend to get gunked up and loose effectiveness quickly. i have always used Simple Green to clean rims and pads in the past, but i am used to chrome (not machined) rims and black pads. i have been told that, for some reason, Simple Green tends to gunk up on salmon colored brake pads. that seems to be accurate in my experience as well.