The other day i was washing/cleaning/lubing my bike, and some of the lube got onto the rotor and brake pad, now the brake performance is downright lousy. I scrubbed the rotor, and sprayed disc cleaner onto the pads, and tried to run em in, but nothing, sprayed em with water, ran them again, watered, ran em, NOTHING.
They still drag, but locking them is impossible, which is annoying as im practising trials stuff right now.
What i want to know is how the hell to get the pads out? There are two large bolts and a small bolt, i think its holding the two halfs of the caliper together. The small bolt is stripping, and i dont want to ruin it before finding out if its the right thing to be doing. Is that how to remove the pads or is there an easier way?
Also, what do i do with the pads to rejuvenate them once they're outta there, i remember someone saying about baking them ! I also read in a mag, that disc cleaner should work with a good scrub with wet+dry sandpaper afterwards.
Cheers for the help