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Old 05-05-04, 05:35 PM   #1
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my discs arent stopping as well?

well i have to admit, i did something pretty dam stupid...i oiled my discs. they have no stopping power and im really mad. what do i do? i already wiped the whole rotor down with a rag and used white lightning cleaner on them. any comments would be appreciated. thanks.
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Old 05-05-04, 05:41 PM   #2
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well i have to admit, i did something pretty dam stupid...i oiled my discs.
You did WHAT?!?!


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they have no stopping power and im really mad. what do i do? i already wiped the whole rotor down with a rag and used white lightning cleaner on them. any comments would be appreciated. thanks.
Hit that thing with alcohol - STAT!!!

If your brake pads came in contact with that rotor, you might be needing new pads. I'm not sure they can be reconditioned at this point.
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Old 05-05-04, 05:53 PM   #3
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well i have to admit, i did something pretty dam stupid...i oiled my discs. they have no stopping power and im really mad. what do i do? i already wiped the whole rotor down with a rag and used white lightning cleaner on them. any comments would be appreciated. thanks.
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I'm not exactly clear on what U did, but at most, it should only cost U about $20 to get new pads & a bleed job @ your LBS. That's what mine charges anyway..... Curious as 2 what type discs U have. Hydraulic or mechanical. My Hayes HFX-9 8" uses DOT 3 or 4, where as my Magura hydraulics use DTE Lite. Any "smidgen" (yes, I'm a HillBilly) of the brake fluid onto the pads will render them useless....
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well i have to admit, i did something pretty dam stupid...i oiled my discs. they have no stopping power and im really mad. what do i do? i already wiped the whole rotor down with a rag and used white lightning cleaner on them. any comments would be appreciated. thanks.
To be honest there are a lot of fixes that may or may not work. But in this case I would change the pads and go get some rotor cleaner from a motorbike shop and clean those rotors down (if you tried braking with them already there is a small chance you baked the oil into the rotor, which imo, means replacing them too.

My comment is simple...don't do it again...
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Yea.. I'd scrub the hell outta the discs with rubbing alky or a specialized cleaner for discs.. maybe boil them... the pads are most likely shot to hell now.



If I might ask, why in the name of all things good in the world did you decide to oil a rotor? 0_0
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Rub your rotor with White Spirits. This is a grease/oil dissolver. You can try it on your pads but it only works with some, you may need new ones if it doesnt work.
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Boil the rotor, clean it, do everything these guys above have said. If they are still stuffed, try this only as a LAST RESORT. Rub the rotors with sandpaper, but not too much. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

Anyway, what were you thinking when you oiled your discs.
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i did that a week ago and i got new pads so u have no chance of saving the pads so get new ones i paid $24 for them
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because i got back from a muddy ride and washed my bike down. so im like hmmmm lets lube the brakes...thought it would basically make smoother stopping power. and the next time i got on the bike, i hated myself.
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Heh... wow.
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Dont do anything that anybody has said so far. Get a blowtorch, and torch the pads and burn the stuff off the rotor. Thats the only way your going to get your power back.
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