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    New Rotor

    looking for a bit of advice, I just recieved new rotors (R&F) for Elixer brakes. The old rotors were way under spec. I need to spread the pads a significant amount.

    Any "trade craft" secrets so as not to screw things up.?

    any help would really be appreciated.

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    I always just used a regular screwdriver, put in between pads, and twist until fully spread.

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    Big flathead screwdriver or a Pedro's tire lever will work.

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    If you want to be super pro you can put a piece of thin cardboard between the screwdriver and pads so you don't mar the pads.

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    Use Easy E's mom if you want max spread.

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    I never found that "marring" the pads did anything bad....just get all monkey on it and pry those effers open with any non-greesy flat implement you have and call it good...

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    Thanks for the responses,
    I was looking for a "non-purpose built" tool method. I have used screwdrivers in the past with mixed results. Tonights results were good!!! I put the old pads on to pry against.

    I'm a pro at breaking things that were not broken when I started. A plumbing job at home is, EVERY time, three trips to Home Depot.

    Thanks all,

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