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Muc Off Damage to brakes...

mr_b_at_homemr_b_at_home Posts: 19
edited July 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi There

Looking for a little advice. I recently used the Muc Off bike spray when cleaning my bike but suspect I have damaged the rear disc brake by contaminating them. I have avid juicy 5's fitted. The brake is now pretty unresponsive and squeals when used at low speed.

Is there any remedy apart from buying new discs ? I take it the rotor will be fine ?



  • LarokLarok Posts: 577
    new pads you mean? Also clean the discs before using the new pads.
  • Thanks for the reply. Yes, I meant pads...will I need to replace them then or is there anything that can be done with the existing setup ?

  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    muc off tends to make the brakes "fuzzy" after it has got on them but tends to be ok after some use. I think you may have got something else on there as well?

    Isopropanol alcohol is the stuff to use when cleaning discs.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • Use mucoff brake cleaner and all will be well
  • Cheers guys, will give it a go.
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