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Replacing brake pads

PhilapinoPhilapino Posts: 26
edited March 2018 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi everyone,

I've got some circa 2015/2016 Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes on my mountain bike and like the fool I am I've managed to get WD40 all over them, so they squeal and provide little stopping power. How do I know what pads I need to replace them with? It's not immediately obvious to me and I don't want to order incorrect ones.

Thanks for reading and any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    Probably m615. or thereabouts.

    https://www.uberbikecomponents.com/view ... Brake-Pads

    Look for the model number on the caliper, and pick accordingly

    https://www.uberbikecomponents.com/cate ... Brake-Pads
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  • 02GF7402GF74 Posts: 1,294
    In olden times, what we did with contaminated brake pads and shoes was to put them on gas hob and burn off the oil and grease, no reason why that can't be done - hold the pads with tongs in the flame and do no get them too hot.
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    Obviously there is some risk of damage so fit the cooked pads on the rear, in any case a new set is 3 or 4 pounds so not huge money to be saved.
  • swod1swod1 Posts: 1,639
    or clean them with some isopropyl alcohol and then sand off the top layer with a piece of course wet n dry paper.

    Should bring them back, if not too bad and also clean the disc with the same stuff.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    High heat can melt the glue that bonds pad to backing plate, and pad material is porous. At a feww £s, new pads are not a serious issue, and good penance for using WD40 anywhere near a bike.

    Throw it away.
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