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    Easy Question (I think), oil got on XT Icetech Rotor.

    While bleeding my shimano XT 785's this weekend I somehow unknowingly got some oil onto the rotor or pads on the rear brake and ruined the braking performance.

    I plan on replacing the pads of course as they are dead, but what should I do with the rotor? Will cleaning it with Simplegreen work? is there anything funky with the Icetech stuff that I should know about?
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    clean rotor with Rubbing alcohol. Easy.
    Break pads, if oil is on em are toast most likely, i would replace em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarsandtears View Post
    clean rotor with Rubbing alcohol. Easy.
    Break pads, if oil is on em are toast most likely, i would replace em.
    Thats what i figured, just wondered if with the IceTech stuff I had to do some more "fancy" cleaning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarsandtears View Post
    clean rotor with Rubbing alcohol. Easy.
    a 2nd cleaning with brake cleaner would be advised as well. Also use the alcohol on the caliper.

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    Was it a lot of oil on the pads? If it is just a few miniscul drops, you can sand them flat on 150 grit, douse with 99% OH, and then clean the rotors with OH and see if it's still ok after re-bedding them. You can also bake them.

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    Re: Easy Question (I think), oil got on XT Icetech Rotor.

    I bought a set of XT brakes on EBay that had the faulty hoses which had leaked oil all over the pads and caliper. While waiting for replacement parts. I just put the oiled pads in a frying pan and "cooked" them till they stopped smoking. Cooled, then installed on bike. I used the pads for a couple hundred miles last season and still plan to use them till they wear out.

    On a side note. I did have the seller refund me a good chunk of change for the poor description of the brakes. And shimano replaced the lines and pads under warranty. Got a heck of a deal on some XT brakes.

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