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Cleaning Brake Disks

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by CharlieBrown, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. My bike has been in the shed for a while now and before it hits the road again needs a few things cleaned up.

    Was wondering the best way to clean up brake disks that had collected a bit of rust. Its not flaking at all but they are brown so I would like to get them shining again rather than grinding the pads on the rust.

    Any advice?



  2. Same thing happens to your car when you don't drive it for a while but no one worries about cleansing the discs on them.

    I'd just go with it, but keep in mind that the first few stops won't be too good.

    If your really worried, steel wool and a brake cleaning solvent should do the trick.
  3. Yeah, just take it for a ride and take it easy for a few stops.

    A nylon scourer will get a lot off if you are not convinced