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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:22 pm 
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I just re-bleeded my brakes. Now they perform awesome again. I was wondering how do you clean the discs, if you use a special product or alcohol or what's the best method... is it something to look after every now and then or it's not worth it? I already sanded the brake pads.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:57 pm 
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Isopropyl alcohol works just fine.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:36 pm 
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Automotive brake cleaner.


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it's been mentioned that auto brake cleaner is not so good because it carries a little bit of petroleum product to keep the rotors from rusting right away. on a car, the heat and pressure generated can burn it off, but on a bike, especially with organic pads, it's not so good. alcohol or Dawn/water


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Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle is what we use - spray it on, let air dry. Done.

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Rubbing alcohol, Don't use automotive break cleaner.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:37 am 
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krusty wrote:
Isopropyl alcohol works just fine.


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Search ebay on "IPA"


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White Lightning Clean Streak for me


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Meths (Methylated Spirits) for me (may be a UK name) - does the job & makes my shed smell great !


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