Zipp Carbon fiber rim 's braking surface

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darbydog
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by darbydog

Does anyone have any recommendations for cleaning the braking surface on zipp carbon rims. When new the re is a coated braking surface but over time the brake residue seems to fill in the braking surface. everything I have tied I can't seem to get it back to new looking. I thiought I had removed the braking surface but zipp says that is not possibe. Any suggestion greatly appriciated

shinkansen
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by shinkansen

I used green kool stop pads and they work fine and dont leave residue on the braking surface. Work great on both my reynolds and 404's (carbon braking surface)

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by sharkman

The mavic rim cleaner pad should work fine. (an aluminium/metall polish should do the job just as well)

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darbydog
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by darbydog

I was told not to use the green. I used normal shimano for a while. The wheels are a few years old when Zipp said you could use any brake pad. I think the worst i used was a set of aztec's that lasted 1 race. Zipp recommended goo be gone and a scotch bright pad, but that has not work either

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by Mulle

sharkman wrote:The mavic rim cleaner pad should work fine. (an aluminium/metall polish should do the job just as well)


DON'T DO THIS !
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darbydog
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by darbydog

Wasn't going to anybody else have any suggestions?

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by sharkman

DON'T DO THIS !


Sorry, by mistake I thought he was talking about the Zipp rims for clincher (although the pad actually works on carbon rims too, but is less agressive compared to scotch brite)

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by jersievers

Don't mess with. You will either clean out, then get filled up with on next ride. Or you will actually remove the brake surface and ruin your wheels.

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