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    When torquing down rotor bolts do you use…

    Grease?

    Antiseize?

    Nothing?

    If it matters it will be rotors from BB7s with standard hardware.

    Thanks!

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    Blue loctite...or other medium strength thread locker.

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    Like he said. And do it in a star pattern to prevent warpage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr
    Blue loctite...or other medium strength thread locker.
    Ditto.

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    I was flummoxed by this very same question several years back when putting rotors onto my new Chris King wheelset. In a moment of desperation that no doubt impaired my judgment, I used a shmear of teflon pipe dope. Worked great, I've not had to touch the rotors since then.

    And I dread the day when I have to replace the rotors...cleaning that stuff out will be a PITA. (Unless I just use more pipe dope.)
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    New out of the box...

    rotor bolts usually come with a smear of blue thread locker already applied. Just use that if it's present. If they are used bolts then the factory stuff may not be there, just use a drop of blue loctite on each bolt and you'll be fine.

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    Could the goop you use affect brake noise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve
    Could the goop you use affect brake noise?
    Never say never, but I sincerely doubt it.

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    thanks for the replies guys...

    The product photo of the brake hardware shows a blue large "dot" on the threads. So if I see that on my hardware I am good to go? And yup I will tighten in a star pattern and gradually.

    Thanks Again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickbee
    thanks for the replies guys...

    The product photo of the brake hardware shows a blue large "dot" on the threads. So if I see that on my hardware I am good to go?
    Yup! Good to go.
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