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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:28 pm 
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So far these pads have exceeded expectations with braking performance on my new Cosmic 40c's, except for one small thing. They are leaving an incredible amount of residue on the wheel braking surface turning it a very visible yellow. It's silly I suppose, but I am switching to the new Black Prince pads. Any tips on getting the yellow residue off the wheel? I've tried simple soap and water as well as Windex, neither worked.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:34 pm 
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Acetone. It's not the best thing for people so wear gloves.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:01 pm 
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I don't think you need to remove it. Once you put a new brake pad, the pad will remove the old residue. I switched to Reynolds blue recently from Swisstop yellow. I had a lot of yellow residue on my braking track. It did disappear, but now I have blue residue from the reynolds pads.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:08 am 
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Lacquer thinner. Acetone works too. BTW - depending on the type of decals and paint job you have, it may remove those too.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:54 pm 
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In my experience, cleaning pad gunk off with just a solvent and a rag is not going to work very well. I recommend using a fine Scotchbrite pad (the green ones) with the solvent. Be gentle.


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SwissStop makes an eraser for this specific use: http://www.bike24.com/p252377.html


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:47 pm 
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Thanks for the tips

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:57 pm 
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After a while, the pads quit leaving residue on my rims. Riding in the rain also works great for cleaning off the residue.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:30 am 
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Try Soft Scrub cleanser. You can do some focus cleaning by applying a small amount on a damp (not overly wet) rag and rub on gently with finger pressure. Wipe off thoroughly and done!

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