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Oil on Disc Brake

The Sam.StarThe Sam.Star Posts: 63
edited September 2008 in MTB general
Help! I was oiling up my Fork Sliders when oil dripped onto the disc!

Ive washed the Rotor in Warm Soapy but then oil has got onto the Pads!!!

Braking is Unpredictably Lethal!
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  • Pads are probably screwed mate. You could try baking them in the oven or holding them over a flame to burn off the contaminant (this worked for me once) but that's more a temporary fix.

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  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115
    new pads, it's the only way to be 100% sure that you're brakes are safe.
  • New pads are a must, and make sure you clean your rotor well with a disc brake cleaner to avoid contaminating your new pads.

    Slightly irrelevant, but, a lad i know put WD40 on his scooter brakes to stop them squeaking...not long after his brakes failed and he hit a wall at 50 odd, needed skin graft all up his leg with a titanium plate in there dont wanna risk failure of eqiupment, replacements come at a small price in comparison :wink:
  • johnsavjohnsav Posts: 775
    face the pads off with a file if your desperate, but new pads idealy
  • ride brakeless like us bmxer's.
  • dav1dav1 Posts: 1,298
    wash the rotor with methalated spirit (cheaper then disk brake cleaner by a long shot) and try to bake/burn the pads.
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  • BmjboyBmjboy Posts: 680
    I done just the same like a numpty the other week with some Gt85.

    I cleaned rotors with Meths and then scraped/sanded off a layer of crud from my pads and cleaned with meths also.

    Im please to say my brakes are back to their best.

    I may have been lucky though, but its worth a shot.

    I now also know that regular rotor and pad maintenance is crucial, as I'd never cleaned or maintained my pads since new(!)
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