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    Disc rotors and brake - Cleaning

    I cleaned my new bike for the first time the other day after doing a very muddy trail.
    Did a bit of research first on how to cleans the various bits. Clean chain with park tool chain cleaner, used Fenwicks cleaner on the majority of the bike, but tried to avoid the disc brakes (but think I accidentally failed on this). I rinsed well. Then I cleaned the rotors afterwards with surgical spirit (aka; isopropyl/rubbing/denatured alcohol). But the effectiveness of my brakes seems to have diminished greatly.

    Clearly I've screwed up somewhere, suggestions how to fix?

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    Light-sand the pads with low-grit paper....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah View Post
    Light-sand the pads with low-grit paper....
    Low grit (i.e. rough) or high grit (extra fine)?

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