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    How to clean greasy brake pads?

    I recenly put tire shine on my tire and some of it go into the pads. How do i clean them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nismo
    I recenly put tire shine on my tire and some of it go into the pads. How do i clean them?
    many people on here will tell you to use alcohol. I would probably use a contact/brake cleaner. Just don't spray onto painted surfaces that could be damaged. I have seen people on this site be all worried about residue from brake cleaners...I don't know what brand they're using, but all the ones I use dry residue free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nismo
    I recenly put tire shine on my tire
    Sometimes the bought lessons are the most valuable. Get new pads unless you can find something that dissolves silicone (and it won't be alcohol).

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    I believe that it is non-silicon tire shine. Armor All Extreme Tire Shine. I have one question, what is contact/brake cleaner. Is it the brake cleaner used on cars. I have caliper brake pads,will this work on that?

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    For caliper pads, light sandpaper on pads and rims might work.

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    Yep, give your pads a sand. Clean your rims with alchahol or brake cleaner. Pads are so cheap, if that dosn't work just buy new ones.

    I put soem of that 'Tyre Black', stuff on my wheel and it looks like new .

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro
    For caliper pads, light sandpaper on pads and rims might work.
    I agree with V-brake pads. It has worked for me. But I don't know about disc pads.

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    get new pads, and burn the **** off your rotor with a torch

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    Quote Originally Posted by nismo
    I believe that it is non-silicon tire shine. Armor All Extreme Tire Shine. I have one question, what is contact/brake cleaner. Is it the brake cleaner used on cars. I have caliper brake pads,will this work on that?
    yes...there are various brands...some probably less potent than others (try CRC from auto zone or something...). It shouldn't be a problem on the pads. Clean the rim contact surface too. It's worth a try before you buy new ones. Contact cleaner is always nice to have

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    Quote Originally Posted by willett
    get new pads, and burn the **** off your rotor with a torch

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    Quote Originally Posted by willett
    get new pads, and burn the **** off your rotor with a torch
    News flash: He doesn't have disc brakes
    Quote Originally Posted by nismo
    I have caliper brake pads,will this work on that?

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