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    few noob questions

    im about to bleed my hayes g1 brakes. i put a flat spot in the o ring and i got fluid on the new pads. can i clean the pads with auto brake cleaner or does it not matter?? i know i need a o ring hope i dont need new pads too thanks

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    You can douse the pads in Isopropyl Alcohol then file the surface with a CLEAN file to restore some braking ability with the contaminated pads, but they will never be as good as they were new. I used this technique to salvage a pair when i got quite a bit of Orange Degreaser on my rear pads just before an event. It allowed me to actually sto pwith the rear brake instead of just howling and heating up, but was nothing more than just "servicable"


    I would only do this as a stop gap until I got new pads.

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    damn they are brand new

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    throw a torch on em and burn all the oil off, works like a charm

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    wow great thanks

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    torch will not hurt the pad

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    thanks i just did it. got off the dark spot where i spilled it thanks

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