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    Noobie question

    This might sound silly, but what is the best way of getting oil of a brake disc? The repair shop managed to cover the thing in it, and i tried just wiping it off with a cloth, no luck Needless to say I'm not taking my bike back to those idiots

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    Dishwashing liquid,Brakekleen,if pads are metal they won't absorb anything.
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    Off the rotor or off the pads? Getting oil off the rotor should come off with regular brake cleaner from the auto parts store... 99 cents or so. Getting it off the pads is another story...I think it would probably be absorbed quickly and severely damage the pad...seems like you might need new pads.

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    Its on both... I didn't realize it had oil on till i pulled the brake all the way down a hill and noticed how hard I pulled the freaking break. Any home remedies? Like sunlight liquid?

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    brake cleaner, that stuff will take the stink off a stripper
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    I would call that bike shop and say, " hey dumb-asses, you guys need to buy me some new pads!"

    90% rubbing alchohol should work for the rotors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepseaDebo
    brake cleaner, that stuff will take the stink off a stripper
    um, strippers smell like strawberries
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepseaDebo
    brake cleaner, that stuff will take the stink off a stripper
    Line of the week, easily.
    Now go home and get your ******* shinebox.

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    My dad suggested wiping the rotor down with petrol and pulling the brake to get it off the pads... Do any of you know if it will work? Do any other damage?

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    Denatured alcohol for the rotor , bake the brake pads .

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    Quote Originally Posted by aTrolley
    This might sound silly, but what is the best way of getting oil of a brake disc? The repair shop managed to cover the thing in it, and i tried just wiping it off with a cloth, no luck Needless to say I'm not taking my bike back to those idiots
    Wash the whole area off with some warm water and suds, you gotta get all of the oil off the bike....

    Then iso propyl alcohol rinse and dry with clean rag...

    Then pull the pads out, put them on a stove at med/high heat...When they finish smoking, let em cool off...

    Pull the lever so both pisitons come out a bit put a drop of chain lube on each pisiton and cycle them in and out a couple of times....Don't get any on the rotor (take the wheel off)

    Dry off

    Reinstall wheel and pads...

    Go out and do 30 hard brake runs...if they ain't working by then new pads.

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