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    Can contaminated pad deposits on the disc contaminate the pads?

    Hello,

    It looks like I've gotten a pair of pads contaminated they're not working very well and are leaving a black deposit on my discs.

    I've bought new pads, but before I swap them over, do I need to clean my discs somehow, or can I just put the new pads and rely on them burning off the deposit?

    Thanks!

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    Clean the rotors with alcohol or acetone first. If the deposits or really hard to remove a fine sandpaper will do the trick.

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    Thanks for the advice. It was really stubborn, but some elbow grease got it out eventually!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iKenndac View Post
    Hello,
    I've bought new pads, but before I swap them over, do I need to clean my discs somehow?
    yes clean them. Use isopropyl alcohol then brake cleaner. Sandpaper & emory cloth both contain adhesives so avoid them as it will transfer to the disc.

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