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    Oil on brake pads

    I messed up today while bleeding the front brakes and got brake oil on both pads. Other than baking them in the oven, any other way to remove the oil or should I just throw them away and get new ones?

    What pads work well with Juicy 3's?

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    Use a torch. High heat is really the only way to get rid of the oil.

    Unless you're an expert, always remove the pads and get them far away from any chance at getting oil on them while you're bleeding.

    Not sure what pads to recommend, what kind of riding you doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus
    I messed up today while bleeding the front brakes and got brake oil on both pads.
    tsk tsk tsk
    you know better than that!
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Do mostly XC with lots of ups and down. LBS wants $25 for pads. Ouch!

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    I've used Alligator pads from Price Point for a few years now (on both Avid and Hayes) with no issues...I like the Semi-Metallic versions for a balance of power, modulation, and durability.

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    I've used those Alligator pads from PP, and they are decent for XC use, but they were very loud on my bike.

    Generally if you're just riding XC and not in extreme conditions you can get away with cheaper off brand pads.

    A place to get cheap pads is, but I'm not sure how good they are though:
    http://www.discobrakes.com

    I ordered some of the stintered ones, but they are on my DJ bike which don't use the brakes that much.

    On that site though, I'd probably only want the Stintered, or Ceramic Red, both of which are out of stock for Juicy's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus
    I messed up today while bleeding the front brakes and got brake oil on both pads. Other than baking them in the oven, any other way to remove the oil or should I just throw them away and get new ones?

    What pads work well with Juicy 3's?

    Old fry pan on the stove set at medium heat, takes about 15 mins.

    Once the smoke stops pull them and install.

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    I didn't want the fumes in my house so I took them outside and burned them for a few minutes using a lighter. Would have been quicker with a burner but they are fine now. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldskoolbiker
    I've used those Alligator pads from PP, and they are decent for XC use, but they were very loud on my bike.
    I find them to be significantly quieter than the stock Juicy 5 pads but YMMV

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    Anyone try the cheap deltas from PP?

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/111...Brake-Pads.htm

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    double check that...none available for Avid

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    Brake cleaner, and oven cured my problem.

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    Second the torch, when they stop smoking and glow red hot, let them cool slowly. Good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72
    I find them to be significantly quieter than the stock Juicy 5 pads but YMMV
    Well I was using them on XT brakes. Really loud.

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    Be very careful with brake cleaner, many brands have a chemical in them that form a toxic gas when heated and the fumes can kill you.

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    I actually had an old toaster oven, leave the pads in there, by the bbq, outside, half hr or so seems to do it. I have used a torch before, definetly hot enough, although probably too hot. The best brake fluid is rated to a max of 5oo deg, so if the torch is over that?.......I actually had a set of pads fall off of the metal backing after torching them, like on the next ride. So I have always avoided the torch since then, coincidence? could be. A real oven is best though, much hotter than the crappy little one!

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    I just removed and inspected the pads. One clearly had oil on it, and the other looked like a normal pad, so i think i'm good on that one. I heated the oiled one with a lighter until the smoke stopped so i will have to see how it is once the brakes are bled. Hopefully my LBS will be able to do it for me tomorrow.
    I will post up my results

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    I just soak the thing in 90% rubbing A-hol then burn off.. do it a few times and your good to go.
    Going to try and bring Trail Tire TV back. go take a look... http://trailtiretv.blogspot.com/

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    I tried rubbing alcohol, sand paper, lighter, torch, even acetone. It squeaks really bad still. I am just going to buy some new ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inf3rn0_44
    I tried rubbing alcohol, sand paper, lighter, torch, even acetone. It squeaks really bad still. I am just going to buy some new ones.
    probably the best answer anyway...
    Going to try and bring Trail Tire TV back. go take a look... http://trailtiretv.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inf3rn0_44
    I tried rubbing alcohol, sand paper, lighter, torch, even acetone. It squeaks really bad still. I am just going to buy some new ones.

    Fry pan told ya...

    Next time try it.

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    After doing all that to your pads they'll need to be re-bed, may be why they're squealing.
    "...like sex with the trail." - Boe

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    a re-bed?

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    Have you cleaned off your rotors?

    Run over them with some 400grit or equivalent, then wipe clean with Iso Alcohol.

    If the Rotors still have residual contaminants bedded in, your problems will persist even with clean pads

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    I tried just about everything, I'll take it to the shop and find out why.

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